What to expect from Stoptober 2021
Published at 04 October, 2021.
Stoptober is an annual campaign that runs through the month of October, encouraging smokers to stop smoking for the month. It has been proven that if you stop smoking successfully for 28 days, then you are 5 times more likely to quit smoking for good.
This month is full of hints and tips to help smokers stop, alongside activities and ideas to help smokers quit the habit completely.
There were over 964,000 campaign actions, whether this was a quit attempt or a positive claimed action, with 12.3% of all smokers reporting a quit attempt.
Stoptober takes all of the key components of stopping smoking and brings them together to help those who want to quit, become smokefree.
During Stoptober, you will see a variety of changes on social media and websites such as:
- NHS Smokefree app has had an update to be more user friendly and relevant during Stoptober
- More graphics and infographics with stop smoking hints and tips
- Articles and long form social posts with success stories from other quitters and ways to keep you smokefree.
If you want support to go smokefree, contact us today.
There are many ways we can help:
Quit online - https://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/pages/quit-online
Our online quit tool will allow you to create your own personal profile and will support you on a daily basis through your quit journey.
Telephone support - our advisors are on hand to answer any questions or provide additional support as you need it. You can call 0800 612 0011 (free from landlines) or 0330 660 1166.
Visit our frequently asked questions section to find out more: https://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/frequently-asked-questions