Staff at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are asking smokers if they have what it takes to quit smoking for Stoptober.
The challenge starts tomorrow and research shows successful participants who kick the habit for more than 28 days are more likely to quit for good.
Evidence shows that you are five times more likely to quit for good if you complete the challenge
The Trust’s Quit Squad is now encouraging Fylde coast smokers to join a host of celebrities in taking up the challenge.
Celebrities including Al Murray, Bill Bailey, Rhod Gilbert and Shappi Khorsandi have recorded video messages of support to help quitters through this difficult challenge.
With the smoking ban in cars coming into effect from October 1 and e-cigarettes to be restricted to over 18s it has never been a better time join the nation and stop.
Julie Trezise, Quit Squad Service Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘‘As a service our mission is to help as many people as possible stop smoking for good.
“Evidence shows that you are five times more likely to quit for good if you complete the challenge. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of illness and preventable death accounting for 80,000 deaths in England a year.”
For more information call the Quit Squad on 0800 328 6297 or visit www.quitsquad.nhs.uk.