Smokers across Ealing urged to quit for Stoptober

Smokefree Ealing, which is commissioned by Ealing Council and delivered by West London Mental Health Trust, will be at various locations across the borough to offer support to quit smoking in October.

Last year, nearly a quarter of a million people took the Stoptober quit smoking challenge across England and Wales.  Since the campaign launched in 2012, Smokefree Ealing has helped around 7,000 people to give up.

Smokefree Ealing advisers will be at the following venues:

  • Saturday, 17 September: Melbourne Avenue (in front of Sainsbury’s), Ealing, W13 9BT, 11am-3.30pm                                    
  • Saturday, 17 September: Acton Market, The Mount/King St, Acton Town Centre, W3 9NW, 10am-4pm
  • Saturday, 24 September: The Broadway, Greenford, UB6 9PZ, 11am-3.30pm
  • Saturday, 1 October: Outside Ealing Town Hall, Ealing Broadway, W5 5AW, 11am-3.30pm

Councillor Hitesh Tailor, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for health and adult services, said: “I know that quitting the habit isn’t easy. That’s why we want to inform smokers about the support that is on offer to help them.

"I know from experience that stopping smoking will definitely make you feel healthier and save money. It can often lead to other healthy lifestyle changes such as walking more or improving dietary habits.  A visit to the Smokefree Ealing team is the perfect opportunity to inspire smokers to quit for good.”

Smokefree Ealing manager, Johnny Nota, said: “We’d like as many people as possible to participate in this campaign.  Stoptober is an ideal opportunity to make full use of all of the available support to quit.  When a person stops smoking for a minimum of one month, they are much more likely to quit in the long-term.

 “As well as the benefits to your wellbeing, your wallet will be healthier.  The average smoker who successfully quits the habit would save around £150 per month which amounts to around £1,800 each year."

For more details of the support available from One You Ealing during Stoptober and beyond, please call 0800 876 6683 or visit http://www.oneyouealing.org/