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Join the STOPTOBER Challenge to kick the habit in Stockton this year!

Smokers in Stockton are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good and join the Stoptober quit smoking challenge this year. While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit, nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke, including around 15% in Stockton.

The NHS Stop Smoking Service is open to all smokers motivated to quit, living within Stockton and Hartlepool areas. You can walk in to any of the drop in sessions without a prior appointment and without referral from your GP or other health professional. You will be offered specialist one-to-one advice and support from trained advisors on nicotine replacement treatments/ medications, and, if appropriate, prescriptions for appropriate treatment.

You can also have your level of carbon monoxide gas monitored and many people feel very encouraged by being able to see the progress they are making; as they see the fall in carbon monoxide in their body when they stop smoking.