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:
- Get your free personal quit plan
- Try smoking aids (gum, patches, etc) to help you manage nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms
- Triple your chance of quitting with expert advice and encouragement free at your local Stop Smoking Service.
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.
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!
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus): If you smoke tobacco, your risk of catching a respiratory infection and more severe symptoms is higher. Read the government advice for smokers and vapers.
- Tobacco isn’t ‘safe’ to put in your body even if you don’t smoke (including paan, betel quid and chewing tobacco). It can be just as addictive and cause cancer.