Stoptober – what support your borough offers


Locals in Hackney, Lewisham, Croydon and Tower Hamlets are being offered support and resources to quit smoking as part of the Stopober campaign.

Research shows that people who participate in the 28-day stop smoking challenge are five times more likely to quit for good.

The campaign, which launched in 2012 by Public Health England, is part of the One You programme, which aims to help people make small changes to their lifestyle.


Residents living in Hackney can seek help from Smokefree Hackney. There are drop-in clinics and appointments available, as well as a Young Person Walk In Service for 11-19-year-olds. This service includes 12 weeks of one-to-one sessions to help you quit.


Residents living in Lewisham can seek help from Smokefree Lewisham. There are appointments and drop-in sessions available. They also offer iQuit, a digital stop smoking service which helps to work out the best treatment options for you.


Residents living in Croydon can seek help from Just Be Croydon. They offer a 12-month programme that helps people to improve their health. It is based around coaching techniques like goal setting to help motivate people to make a change. To find out if you are eligible, click here.


Residents living in Tower Hamlets can seek help from Quit Right Tower Hamlets, offering seven weekly sessions with a specialist advisor. They also run group sessions which you can attend with friends or family members who also want to quit.

There is also further support available via the Stoptober website, including a mobile app, a newsletter, a Facebook group and a Personal Quit Plan.

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