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Stoptober 2023

Are you thinking of quitting smoking? Stoptober begins on 1 October and there’s never been a better time to quit!

Are you a smoker? If you are, now (ahead of flu season) is the time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier. Stoptober is back, and we are inviting all smokers to join the nation’s biggest quit attempt on 1st October.

Visit the NHS Better Health website for more information on quitting smoking this Stoptober.

The benefits for you:

For smokers, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. It is never too late to quit, and the benefits are almost immediate.

The benefits for your loved ones:

Whenever you light up, second-hand smoke is produced. This is the smoke exhaled by you, plus the smoke created by the lit end of a cigarette. This isn’t just unpleasant; it can be a killer and children are particularly vulnerable to second-hand smoke. Children have less well-developed airways, lungs and immune systems and are more likely to suffer from breathing problems, allergies, chest infections and are at greater risk of cot death.


Please see the support available to you to make your journey to quitting smoking a success and best of all it is FREE to access!

Free stop smoking services in West Sussex

Free stop smoking services in Brighton and Hove

NHS stop smoking support and app. Get your free personalised plan, find out about stop smoking aids and track your progress.


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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-5 years called ParentLine. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm in Brighton & Hove and Monday to Friday between 9am to 4.30pm in West Sussex, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a health visitor within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

This page was last reviewed on 17-01-2024

This page will be next reviewed on 17-01-2025