Stoptober – quit smoking and breathe

30 September 2020

Written by: Lambeth Council

Health and Wellbeing

Download the free NHS Stoptober app, get help by email or phone, one-to-one or in a group – help is always on hand to help you quit smoking.

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Stoptober – quit smoking and breathe

Stoptober is back for 2020, helping Lambeth smokers to quit. Winter’s just around the corner. October begins the season of colds and flu and now, we also face the risk of Covid-19 chest infection. The healthier your lungs are, the better. The evidence is smokers who quit for 28 days are five times more likely to quit for good.


Stopping smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair and you’ll be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – like saving money – all starting almost immediately.

Stoptober free App

Download the free NHS Stoptober app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier. Over 28 days:

  • track your progress
  • see how much you’re saving
  • get daily support

Get help to quit

Some people can stop smoking with just willpower, but it’s easy to get help – and easier to quit if you do:

Help for Lambeth smokers

  • If you’re a smoker in Lambeth, get help to quit from Lambeth’s own stop smoking service. You can find free one-to-one telephone support as well as supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or Champix medication from either the local community pharmacy service or the specialist team at Guys and St Thomas. For details visit the council’s Your Health webpage.

Extra support

For even more help, you can:

  • Sign up for 28 days of stop smoking emails delivered direct.
  • Don’t go it alone – join 4,500 others quitting smoking in a Facebook group.
  • Call the free National Smokefree Helpline (0300 123 1044) to talk to a trained adviser.

It’s never too late to stop!

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