Stoptober is a campaign run by Public Health England in partnership with local authorities and the NHS. The campaign lasts 28 days because the evidence says if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to give up for good.
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. All practitioners registered with CNHC have demonstrated they meet UK-wide standards.
According to the Royal Society for Public Health and the government-backed Professional Standards Authority (PSA), practitioners on Accredited Registers such as CNHC’s have a key role in supporting public health initiatives such as giving up smoking.
Commenting on the accredited registers workforce, PSA Chief Executive Harry Cayton said: “It is a vital network through which we can support behaviour change and ultimately improve the public’s health: whether it is signposting people to smoking cessation services or offering brief lifestyle advice on healthy eating, accredited registers practitioners are undoubtedly an unsung and instrumental part of the wider public health workforce.”
As a CNHC registrant my credentials have been checked so you can have confidence in my qualifications and experience. I am also an Accredited Practitioner on the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists (CRSST) and a qualified UK Academy Smoking Cessation Specialist.