Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back from 1st October.

Since it first launched, Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. It is based on research that shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to stay smoke free for good.

Stoptober provides all the support you need to quit.

Everyone’s quitting journey is different, but with Stoptober, you won’t be on your own. Join the thousands quitting smoking with Stoptober and get all the support you need to help you on your quit journey.

There are lots of ways to quit smoking and Stoptober can help you choose what works for you. The new web tool; the Personal Quit Plan will help you to find the best support for you to boost your chances of quitting. Smokers will need to answer three questions to get a tailored recommendation on smoking cessation support.

For example; you can quit using medication (including nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum) or e-cigarettes. The Stoptober campaign offers a range of free support to help you quit including an app, daily emails, Facebook Messenger and lots of encouragement from the Stoptober online community on Facebook. Talking to a trained advisor together with medication or e-cigarettes, gives you the best chance of quitting successfully long term. The Newcastle Stop Smoking Service provides free, friendly tailored one-to-one support for anyone working or living in Newcastle who wishes to quit. Contact them on 0191 269 1103, text 07809 105837 or visit or drop in to one of the many local community pharmacists throughout the city.

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. If you can make it to 28 days smoke free, you’re 5 times more likely to stay quit for good. To find out more just go to or search ‘Stoptober’.