Derbyshire smokers are being urged to quit for 28 days and see the difference that it can make.


October 1 sees the launch of this year’s Stoptober challenge. The annual campaign, run by Public Health England, attracts thousands of people keen to quit.

Research shows that you’re four times more likely to quit with your local stop smoking service.


Live Life Better Derbyshire offers a free stop smoking service for Derbyshire residents.

This includes:

·         telephone support sessions

·         one-to-one support

·         access to free Nicotine Replacement Therapy including patches, mouth spray, gum, inhalators and lozenges

·         access to stop smoking medication on prescription

·         advice on stop smoking medications

·         useful tools to help you quit

The team will also be holding a series of drop in events across the county. You can find out more about the support on offer, take part in a health MOT and register to take part in the service.

The events are taking place on:

October 1                    The Arc, Matlock                                                        10am - 2pm

October 2                    Matlock job centre                                                      10am -12.15pm

October 3                    Killamarsh Parish Suite and Pump Bar                      10am -12.30pm

October 4                    Post Mill Centre, South Normanton                            10.30am - 3pm

October 5                    Welbeck Road surgery, Bolsover                                8am - 12pm

October 8                    Chesterfield College                                                   10am - 1pm

October 8                    Dronfield Sports Centre                                              10am - 2pm

October 10                  Belper Football Club                                                   12pm - 4pm

October 14                        Derbyshire County Council, County Hall                    9.30am - 3pm

October 14                  Chesterfield Royal Hospital                                        10am - 2pm

October 18                  Hilton village hall                                                         10am - 2pm

October 23                  Chesterfield Royal Hospital                                        10am - 2pm


Find out more about the free stop smoking service on offer from Live life Better Derbyshire by visiting or call 0800 085 2299.