During October the white ribbon Association will be supporting Stoptober, challenging smokers to quit for 28 days throughout October.

 

Our free Community Health Information displays have been sent out to libraries, schools, community venues, and workplaces across the West Midlands and North West to promote the event and encourage people who have been thinking about stopping smoking.

There is a range of support available to help smokers during Stoptober. From mobile apps to free quit kits, online forums, and a text message helpline service.

If you’re a smoker, it’s not too late to join the Stoptober challenge! Sign up today at the Stoptober website.

However, if you aren’t quite ready to make the next step, you can apply for a free quit kit from the Smokefree website at any time.

 

No matter when you choose to stop, there are so many benefits to quitting smoking!

 

Health benefits

Many smokers find they gain weight when they stop smoking because their sense of taste and smell improves. This is only temporary! After you quit you will find it easier to exercise.

 

Social benefits

The average cigarette takes 4 minutes to smoke – during a month alone that is 24 hours of lost time due to smoking. You could spend this time you have gained with your friends or family.

 

Financial benefits

If you stop smoking for Stoptober you could save £423 (based on an average smoker smoking 13 cigarettes a day). That’s £1,696 by Christmas!

 

For more information on how you can promote this or any other health event with your school, college, workplace or community venue get in touch with us today.