stoptober. get help to quit smoking today.

Stoptober is an annual event run to support people across England to stop smoking during the month of October.

Evidence shows that if you stop smoking for 28 days, you are 5 times more likely to stop for good.

If you smoke, you generally have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infection and of more severe symptoms once infected. Stopping smoking will bring immediate benefits to your health.

At whatever age or point in life you quit smoking, you will receive benefits. Being smoke-free will help to add years to your life and improve the chances of a disease free, healthier future.

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Benefits of quitting:

Easier Breathing

improved smell & taste

increased energy

healthier skin

reduced stress

whiter teeth & healthier gums

increased libido

protect your loved ones in a smoke-free home

what can i expect

Anyone accessing the stop smoking pathway will undertake a telephone/virtual appointment, rather than the standard face to face appointment. We offer a 12-week intervention programme. An initial appointment will last for up to 30 minutes and during this time the Stop Smoking practitioner will gain some background information on smoking history, habits, motivation, challenges and work towards setting a quit date. Follow up appointments are 15 minutes either weekly or bi-weekly depending on need. We provide 12-weeks’ worth of NRT or medication. NRT is delivered by Royal Mail postage. Medication is prescribed, which will be provided through the GP or Pharmacy.

We offer evening appointments up to 8pm as well as Saturday morning appointments to suit a busy schedule. As well as our telephone support, you may be able to get help from your local pharmacy.

Once you’re signed up, we will give you a call as soon as we can. This initial call will just go through some basic questions about the background and reasons for signing up, before looking to book your Initial consultation with the Stop Smoking Practitioner. After this, you will be supported by the Stop Smoking support for a period of 12 weeks.

If you still have questions, why not check out our blog with our Stop Smoking FAQ's.

Join our Facebook group for extra support, tips and resources during your quit journey. Lots of people are joining to make the most of this time, having the peer support along with support from your stop smoking practitioner and NRT/medication can really make the difference.

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how it works


We will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your first appointment. During this 30 min appointment you will discuss any concerns you have about quitting, the benefits you are hoping to get from stopping smoking and how the appointments and medication work.


Nicotine replacement therapy comes in a variety of options. You will discuss with your practitioner what type of NRT will work best for you. We will arrange for it to be posted to you, or if you are requesting medication, your practitioner will ask your GP to prescribe you this - you will then be able to pick this up from your designated pharmacy (normally with 2 -5 working days of the request being made.)


Your Practitioner will help you plan and prepare for your quit date, taking into account any concerns or barriers you may feel towards quitting. You will have an appointment on your quit date with your practitioner to begin on your journey to becoming smoke free.


The course runs for a total of 12 weeks, and you will be able to receive weekly or bi-weekly appointments depending on the level of support you need. These appointments are roughly about 15 minutes in length where the practitioner will review your quit product (e.g. NRT) and discuss any concerns or struggles you might have had that week.


This is a great goal to aim for during Stoptober. Your practitioner will help adjust any NRT requirements you may have at this point.


Congratulations you have reached the end of the course and are a fully fledged non-smoker.


We will keep in touch to offer any further support that you might need through our other pathways. And if a relapse does occur, remember you can always come back and try again.


Alison has been a fantastic support throughout. Very knowledgeable, supportive & encouraging. All her little tips from her experience really helped me. My whole journey has not been as hard as I thought it would be and this is because of this service


It is fantastic. I stopped in a month and have managed to keep it up. I can now complete a 5K without getting out of breath.


Never did I imagine I could do this. If it wasn't for the fantastic staff and their support, I couldn't have done this myself.


I have tried to quit before, this time, I knew the time was right. You must be in the right mindset and this time I am thinking about the long-term benefits of my health. You must do it for yourself!


I highly recommend seeking  help with One You, especially for people that have attempted to quit smoking on their own unsuccessfully but that are determined to do so.


I was nervous about my first appointment, but the advisor was lovely and easy to talk to. I felt she listened and understood and explained everything especially how stopping smoking would help with my condition.'


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get a friend to join

Do you have a nearby friend that could join you? If so, share this page via social media or e-mail and get them to sign up with you!


are you ready to take on stoptober?

Are you ready to quit for good? Sign up today and one of our friendly team will be in touch with the next steps.

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