Stoptober 2020

Welcome to Stoptober.  This is your chance to join thousands of people around the country who are taking part in Stoptober and quitting smoking.  Are you up for taking on the challenge of overcoming cigarettes, taking back your freedom, and achieving one off the most important changes you can make to benefit your health?  Defeating cigarettes can open up a new life where you feel healthier, fitter, save money, look better and live without the shadow of cigarettes always in the background.

There is no denying that this has been a challenging year for everyone. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on our way of life.  Not being able to go out and enjoy many of the activities that we used to, whilst not being able to meet up with family and friends has been tough to adapt to. Yet, COVID-19 has also brought home to the nation the importance of looking after our physical health and during this pandemic quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do.  We know that smoking increases the risk of contracting respiratory infections and can lead to more severe symptoms from COVID-19.  Smoking is also the cause of many health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and cancer.

Throughout this pandemic we have seen over a million people quit smoking nationally and many more making attempts to quit.  Stoptober is a great time to join those that have already quit as we leave summer behind and begin to enter the winter months.  The best way to quit smoking is by using effective products such Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Champix in combination with specialist support from the Stop Smoking Service. Together this means you are 3 times more likely to successfully quit.   Maybe you are vaping to quit smoking and although we cannot provide e-cigarettes, we are more than happy to support you alongside them.

Take up the challenge today and change your life by downloading our “My Quit Route app” via your normal app store and referring yourself via our Stoptober page or calling us on 0800 013 0553.  We look forward to speaking to you and fighting back against cigarettes together.


October 2020