County in top ten as thousands sign up to quit smoking

Cllr Heather Smith at the Stoptober launch
Cllr Heather Smith at the Stoptober launch

Northamptonshire saw one of the highest sign-up rates for a quit smoking campaign which ran last month.

The scheme, dubbed Stoptober, saw 3,767 people in the county pledge to kick the habit – ranking Northamptonshire eighth of 152 local authority areas across England.

Thousands of Stoptober information packs were distributed to businesses, colleges and healthcare providers, with various activities held across the county.

For more information about quitting smoking, call the Northamptonshire Stop Smoking Helpline on 0845 601 3116 or click here.

The local Stop Smoking Service is run by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.