What is Stoptober?

Stoptober – the 28-day national stop smoking challenge – has returned, following its launch in October 2012. Stopping smoking for 28 days means you’re five times more likely to stop for good and last year over 160,000 people successfully quit in the nation’s biggest mass participation stop smoking challenge ever. Why not add to that number this Stoptober?

We’re supporting you all the way

As soon as you join Stoptober, you’ll start receiving as much (or as little) support as you want to keep you on track. All Stoptober support is free and includes:

  • Stoptober pack full of information and resources to help you quit
  • A 28-day mobile phone app and a text message service that both provide motivational pick-me-ups
  • Detailed tools and tips for coping, as well as the encouragement and support from thousands of people going through the same thing via social media

How to take part

Lots of smokers are making October their Stoptober. For more information and to get your support materials visit smokefree.nhs.uk/Stoptober and get ready for the 28-day smokefree challenge.

The Smoking Advice Service will be supporting the Stoptober campaign and  is currently distributing Stoptober materials through all the GP surgeries and pharmacies in Oxfordshire – where trained NHS Stop Smoking Advisers are ready to help. The service will also be present at Freshers’ Fairs and other local events at workplaces and children’s centres.

Contact the Oxfordshire Smoking Advice Service on 0845 40 80 300 for more information and for details of your local trained Stop Smoking Adviser.