Everything You Need To Know About Stoptober

Stoptober is a campaign rolled out by Public Health England and it runs consecutively throughout October each year. It was introduced to encourage Britain to stop smoking. Based on evidence, it is suggested that after 28 days without smoking, you are five times more likely to be able to quit smoking for good! 

Digest our informative blog below, which outlines tips, tricks, facts and general smoking information created to assist you this Stoptober.

Reasons To Quit Smoking
There are so many reasons to quit smoking but we have taken this opportunity to list a few of the primary reasons why you should quit this October: 

For Your Health  – By quitting smoking, you will not only increase your energy levels but you will increase your fertility levels, your sense of smell and taste.

For Your Family – As the famous Mr Spock once said “Live Long and Prosper”, by quitting, you are more likely to live longer!  If you don’t want to do this for yourself, do this for your friends and family.

Save Money  – The average smoker spends £250 a month on cigarettes...that's a massive £3,000 a year!

How To Stop Smoking

We won’t deny you the fact that quitting smoking is hard and it won’t be a walk in the park. However, We have listed a couple of hints and tips below to help you!

Hints & Tips

  • There are so many Apps that can help motivate you throughout Stoptober and beyond.
    There are Apps that can calculate how much money you’re saving from quitting as well as track how many days you’ve been smoke-free.

  • We highly recommend the NHS Smoke-Free app! This App is a  4-week programme which combines practical support, motivation, encouragement and tailored advice just for you.

  • Get a FREE personal quit plan from the NHS.

  • Write down a list of reasons to quit and read them daily

  • List your smoking triggers and how to avoid them

  • Keep cravings at bay by staying busy

How do I join in with the Stoptober challenge? 

Simply download the FREE NHS Stoptober app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier! Download the free NHS Stoptober app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier.