Stoptober, 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.
There a lots of ways to quit and Stoptober can help people choose what works for them. You can quit using medication (including nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum) or e-cigarettes. Stoptober offers a range of free support to help people on their quitting journey including an app, daily emails, Facebook Messenger and lots of encouragement from the Stoptober online community on Facebook. In addition, people can get expert face-to-face advice from local stop smoking services. Those who use stop smoking aids and who get face-to-face support from their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to quit successfully.
Click here to visit the Stoptober website.
An example of a person who has quit using the service:
- An 88 year old man who had been a smoker for over 70 years. His stop smoking advisor saw him every other week, he wore a nicotine-replacement patch (NRT) and used lozenges as required. He managed to stop for good.
How does smoking damage my oral health?
- It cancause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don't realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth. Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in more severe cases mouth cancer