Stoptober: Get the support you need now to kick the habit for good

Stoptober begins on 1 October and there has never been a better time to quit smoking.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Your Health service would like communities in Hull and the East Riding to know that their expert and friendly team members are on hand to support you to kick the habit for good.

Did you know? If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good.

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and wealth – as well as for your loved ones. People who quit smoking start seeing the benefits immediately, as while you will ultimately feel better in the long run, what a lot of people tend to notice first is how much extra money they are finding in their wallets – due to not spending it on cigarettes.

The Stoptober campaign is hosted by NHS and Public Health England every October, and aims to show people the many benefits of quitting and where they can seek support in their local area. With 2.3 million people attempting to quit since Stoptober launched in 2012, it shows that sometimes all you need is to know where to start. 

In Hull and the East Riding, the Your Health Service at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are here for you.

Across the month, the team will be out and about at several community venues, including their Hub sites in Bridlington, Withernsea and Goole. The team will also be hosting a free Stoptober online informational session on 27th September 2022.

To learn more about these events, including when and where they are taking place, and how to sign up, please visit the team’s Eventbrite page. Simply look through the events and click on the ones that interest you to find out more and book your slot.

Ryan Nicholls, Team Leader at Your Health, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We have all been impacted by the ever-growing cost of living as of late. It can be tempting to keep smoking during stressful times, and this is completely understandable, but we are here to support you to do the right thing for your health and wealth.

By reaching out to our supportive team, you will be equipped with everything you need to kick the habit for good, including free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Our team of professionals are also on hand to support people with other topics such as finances, relationships and low mood. Give us a call today and see what you think.”

The Your Health service also run a Smokefree Generation campaign in the East Riding of Yorkshire,  which aims to support the remaining 3,000 smokers in the area to quit for good. Learn more about this here:

Contact the Your Health team for support to kick smoking today. Refer online at or text QUIT to 60163