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30th September 2017 @ 6:06am – by Cheshire East
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Cheshire East residents are urged to take up the 'Stoptober' challenge

Are you up for taking the Stoptober challenge to get fit and healthy and improve your general wellbeing?

'Stoptober' -- the campaign that has inspired 1.5 million people to quit nationally since 2012 -- gets under way on Sunday (October 1) and is being supported by Cheshire East Council.

Stoptober is a national 28-day stop smoking campaign. Research shows that people who successfully stop smoking for four weeks are five times more likely to stop for good than those who don't participate in the campaign.

Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for health, said: "Stopping smoking is a crucial way in which a person can improve their health quickly. When you quit, blood pressure is reduced, it's easier to breathe, your skin looks better and you feel better because of improved blood circulation levels."

Currently, more than 40,000 adults still smoke in the borough. Cheshire East Council is tackling this issue by providing support through One You Cheshire East, which provides expert support and advice about quitting the deadly habit.

From the free 'Stoptober' app, One You gives support for people looking to quit. It's available on the App store and Google Play store and provides motivation and expert support, advice on how to deal with cravings and keeps track of how much money you're saving by not smoking.

In order to speak to someone at One You Cheshire East about quitting smoking and to get advice -- including the use of e-cigarettes -- ring your local stop smoking service free on 0800 085 8818, or visit the One You website at: www.oneyoucheshireeast.org


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