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Join Stoptober

Stoptober is back to help more smokers split up from their relationship with smoking.

If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. Whether you’ve tried to quit before, or this is the first time, Stoptober is encouraging you to become part of the movement and join thousands of people who are splitting up with smoking this October. If you make it to 28 days, you’re five times more likely to stay smoke-free.

We've supported more than five thousand Dorset residents to stop smoking. People who get expert support from local stop smoking services are three times as likely to quit successfully as those who try to quit using willpower alone.

Poole resident Lisa was one of those smokers:

"I got to the point where I was experiencing chest congestion on a regular basis. A cold would take weeks to recover from. The coughing was embarrassing, and the congestion was uncomfortable.”

She contacted us for support:

“In addition to providing me information about support from my local pharmacy, I received 1:1 telephone coaching with my LiveWell coach, Addy. During our regular calls, we talked about potential triggers and how I could manage these. LiveWell suggested I try the NHS Smokefree app, which I found to be a huge help as it enabled me to track and visualise my progress, which was motivating!”

Ten days into her quit attempt she said:

"Whoop! Whoop! Smoke-free for 10 days! Bravo to the LiveWell team for getting back to me so quickly after my initial call! If you hadn't, my motivation may have disappeared!”

Lisa is now smoke-free.

Create your personal quit plan

Planning is an important part of quitting. Talk to us about creating your plan. This short quiz will get you started:

When do you want to quit?

Stoptober is an ideal time to quit as you'll join thousands of smokers, battling to break the chain together. It is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. Take your next step to LiveWell by registering with us or phone us on freephone 0800 840 1628.

Register with us today.


Don't go it alone! You don't have to, with such a fantastic support network in LiveWell Dorset it's been far, far easier!

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How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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