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Join Stoptober and get help with quitting smoking

26 September 2023

Following the ‘Butts off our Campus’ days, now, at the start of Stoptober, Healthy University is urging people to get help with quitting smoking. Smokers wishing to quit can take part in special stop-smoking programmes through their health insurance. Many health insurers pay an allowance for this and do not charge an excess. See ikstopnu.nl to find out whether your health insurer will pay an allowance.

No Dutch health insurance?

We are offering 15 places on a four-hour Stichting Ik Stop Ermee stop-smoking course. If you would like to take part, send an email to Marjolijn Clarenbach with ‘Ik stop ermee’ in the subject line.

Stop smoking for 28 days in October

For the tenth year already, the month of October is becoming Stoptober to help smokers quit. This campaign is the initiative of KWF, the Dutch Heart Foundation, Lung Foundation Netherlands, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Trimbos Institute, GGD GHOR Netherlands and Health Funds Foundation for Smoke-Free. For more information about the approach, see stoptober.nl (in Dutch).

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