Stoptober is a 28-day national stop smoking challenge – and will run again in October this year. It has been shown that people who manage to stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stop for good and last year, thousands of people stopped successfully in the biggest stop smoking challenge ever.
As soon as smokers join Stoptober, they’ll start receiving as much (or as little) support as they want to keep them on track. All Stoptober support is free and includes:
- Stoptober stop smoking pack
- A 28-day smartphone app, with daily updates and quitting advice
- Text service for 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
Stoptober provides a great opportunity for a conversation starter with customers on quitting and gives pharmacy teams a fantastic and engaging way to discuss products, tailor advice and introduce stop smoking services.
It will be supported by a high profile advertising campaign, and community-level engagement across England with retailers, employers and local authorities all getting involved to make Stoptober bigger and better this year.