Smokers join forces in month-long bid to quit
HUNDREDS of smokers across Plymouth are set to stub out cigarettes for 28 days.
The nationwide Stoptober campaign looks set to be a big hit in the city.
It encourages people to quit the habit for 28 days, supported by Smokefree Plymouth.
The Herald will be backing the campaign by following people's progress in our loveLIFE pages every Friday throughout October.
And brave smoker Lisa Stanton has agreed to write about her endeavour for the paper.
The first part of the 34-year-old's blogs (below) reveals why she has decided to try and quit after smoking for more than half her life .
There is still time to sign up to the Stoptober campaign and see how it could change your life. Many organisations have already signed up to support the campaign, including the council, Plymouth Community Healthcare and EE call centre based in Plympton.
A spokesman for the mobile phone network giant said: "Stoptober is a great way to help people stop smoking and we're happy to be involved in this initiative."
Jane Bullard, Plymouth's Stop Smoking manager, said: "This is one of the busiest times of year for us as people return from holidays and want to make a fresh start and give up smoking before Christmas and another year as a smoker.
"Stoptober is such a useful way of setting a date to stop and we really wish those attempting it the very best of luck in their endeavours."