Smokers across Greater Manchester are far more likely to succeed in stopping smoking than they were a decade ago according to research released in time for this year’s Stoptober campaign. New data published today shows quitting success rates at their highest for at least a decade.
The Stoptober quit smoking challenge, launched on the 22nd September, has inspired over one and a half million quit attempts since 2012. The campaign is based on research that states that if an individual stops smoking for 28 days they are five times more likely to stop for good.
In Greater Manchester smoking rates have been falling consistently over the past few years. As more and more people stop smoking for good, partners have launched an ambition to further reduce smoking rates by one third by 2021, that’s more than 100,000 people stopping smoking together across our city region.
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