Stoptober is a campaign that Public Health England runs for 28 days every October to encourage Britain to stop smoking. It’s based on evidence that suggests after 28 days without smoking, you are up to five times more likely to be able to quit permanently.

Because the campaign takes place over October it makes the task of quitting more manageable as you can tackle it one day at a time.

Why you should take part:

There are many reasons to join in with Stoptober and try to quit smoking, the first of which is that smoking is harmful to your health, and the health of your families and friends. It’s also bad for the environment, and your bank balance. However, we all know that quitting smoking can be tough, especially without support.

During Stoptober there will be plenty of support and encouragement available to you to help you and make quitting easier for you. With that support you are up to four times as likely to quit smoking.

Five Reasons to join in and quit:

  1. You’ll have whiter teeth
  2. Food will taste better
  3. You’ll have more energy
  4. Better sex and improved fertility
  5. You, and your family, will live longer


If you need advice about quitting pop into your local LloydsPharmacy and talk to our healthcare team.