Stoptober - your journey to stop smoking starts now!

Along with colder nights and fallen leaves, October also sees the return of Stoptober!

When you stop smoking, good things start to happen — you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health.

So this October, join the thousands of smokers committing to quitting. Stop smoking for 28 days and you're 5 times more likely to give up for good.

It's much easier to stop smoking when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.

Fore more information from the NHS on ways to quit and the help tools available visit their website

Locally, almost 90% of residents are non-smokers, compared with the national figure that do smoke, which is 12.7%.

Wiltshire Council's Health Improvement Hub is currently offering, 1-2-1 and group support over 12 weeks with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), or if interested with quitting with an e-cigarette, residents can get a free device/e-liquids, along with behavioural support, which is available virtually or face to face.

The Council's health coaches are also visiting towns in the county to talk to residents about smoking and the ways in which they can support them to stop for good.

They'll be in the Emery Gate shopping centre on Wednesday 4 October from 2pm - 4pm.