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Stoptober: the 28-day stop smoking challenge

Are you thinking of quitting smoking? Research has shown that if you quit for 28 days, you're 5 times more likely to quit for good.

Quit smoking this Stoptober: find the support you need with the NHS.

Stoptober begins on 1 October and there's never been a better time to quit!

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your own health - and the health of people around you. It's never too late to quit.

You'll start seeing the benefits immediately, not just for your health but also your finances.

I quit smoking for better lung health

How to stop smoking

If you smoke, stopping is the single best thing you can do for your health. It's never too late to stop. Find out about the support available.

Get support to stop smoking

There are a number of ways the NHS can support you to quit smoking in Stoptober. The Stoptober app (available on the App Store and Google Play) shows you how much money you're saving, and you can subscribe to get a daily email to boost your motivation. You can also join the stop smoking community or receive more personal support. 

Don't forget your local NHS Stop Smoking Services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good. Your GP, asthma nurse or pharmacist can advise you how to get started, talk to you about treatments like nicotine patches, and check your current medication.  

Stories written by people like you, talking about how they stopped smoking.