Smoking is a major risk factor for many fatal conditions and with Stoptober just around the corner, older adults should seize the opportunity to quit the habit for good. During October, people across the country will try to stop smoking as part of a 28-day joint effort. The campaign is backed by Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation, and those interested can easily access tips and advice once they have signed up. Participants will also receive a daily message if they download the Stoptober app to help them stick to their resolution throughout the month. Dame Carol Black, chair of the Responsibility Deal’s health at work network, is also calling for employers to get behind the campaign. In her latest blog, she urges companies to sign up to the stop smoking pledge and help staff to quit for good. Other organisations interested in the campaign can also take the opportunity to give out advice and encouragement to those joining Stoptober. Find the nearest Barchester care home.