The nation’s biggest challenge to quit smoking is back for another year to help people to kick the habit.

Public Health England is encouraging smokers to take part in the 28-day challenge to help them quit for good.

Thousands of people each year take part and make the most of the support on offer throughout October.

From the app, support on Facebook or daily emails of encouragement, or more localised services, there a range of services will be on offer to help people.

Smokers are four times more likely to quit for good with the help of this challenge.

On contacting the services in Hertfordshire, someone will be in touch within 48 hours to help make a plan.

Weekly support for up to 12 weeks will be provided either over the phone or face-to-face, advise on nicotine replacement therapy, motivation to help combat cravings, and regular carbon monoxide tests will be available.

The service is free but any prescriptions may have to be paid for, but advisers can provide information on how to save money with a prescription pre-payment certificate.

For help to quit, including advice about e-cigarettes, text SMOKEFREE to 80818, call 0800 389 3 998 or visit