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Stoptober is back!

Based on research that if you stop smoking for 28-days you are five times more likely to quit for good, England’s seven million smokers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Stoptober campaign, starting on 1 October. Try giving up smoking this month and you'll be in excellent company, as thousands of smokers up and down the country join in for the nation's single biggest quit attempt.

Everyone's quitting journey is different, so to get the right support in place for you, visit the Greenwich Stop Smoking website to find out about the range of free and proven support available to help you start your quitting journey for 28 days and beyond.

The Greenwich Stop Smoking Service, in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust, are here to offer you all the support you need during Stoptober and beyond. Whether you prefer online support, face to face or telephone support, there will be something suited to you. Find the best way to help you stop smoking. 

There's also a Stoptober app, as well as email and social media support including Facebook Messenger, as well as information on the different types of stop smoking aids available to you; including medicines and e-cigarettes – Stoptober is here to help you. Visit the official Stoptober website to get the app and find out more. 

Our outreach team will also be available at a range of locations across the borough throughout October to help you with your quit journey. 

The Greenwich Stoptober team will be out and about from Tuesday 3rd October – Tuesday 31st October. Find them at the following times and locations:

Tuesday 3rd October – Masters Pharmacy, Blackheath, 10am-3pm

Wednesday 4th October – Eltham

Thursday 5th October – Pyramid Pharmacy, Abbey Wood, 10am-3pm

Friday 6th October – Clover Health Centre, 10am-3pm

Saturday 7th October – Tesco supermarket, Woolwich, 11am-3pm


Tuesday 10th October – Greenwich

Wednesday 11th October – Eltham

Thursday 12th October – Thamesmere Leisure Centre, 10am-3pm

Friday 13th October – Woolwich

Saturday 14th October – General Gordon Square, Woolwich, 11am-3pm


Tuesday 17th October – Tesco supermarket, Woolwich, 10am-3pm

Wednesday 18th October – Tesco supermarket Well Hall/Tesco supermarket Eltham High Street, 10am-3pm

Thursday 19th October – Sainsbury’s supermarket, Greenwich, 10am-3pm

Friday 20th October – Greenwich University, (Avery Hill Campus), 10am-3pm

Saturday 21st October – Tesco supermarket, Woolwich, 11am-3pm


Tuesday 24th October – Cherry Orchard (opposite the shops), 10am-3pm

Wednesday 25th October – Glyndon Estate, 10am-3pm

Thursday 26th October – Kingsman Parade, 10am-3pm

Friday 27th October – Clover Health Centre, 10am-3pm

Saturday 28th October – Tesco Woolwich, 11am-3pm


Tuesday 31st October – General Gordon Square, Woolwich, 10am-3pm


Keep checking back for updates about where to find the Stoptober team throughout October.  

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