WANT TO QUIT? TRIED TO QUIT? TOLD TO QUIT?
You’ve likely heard you Doctor, partner, friends and even your cigarette package telling you to quit. But it is all too easy to put things off. You can quit whenever you want to, you have the power. This life-changing decision is in your hands.
Seize the moment, make your move. Stoptober is the perfect time to take on tobacco and win. Be part of this national campaign - but with local support. You can do this, you really can and we'll be with you every step of the way.
You'll no doubt know the facts and stats about the harm smoking does to your health; it is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England and it doubles your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The cost of smoking has increased by nearly 100% over the past 10 years. The average smoker can save £1,800 a year by stopping smoking. A 20-a-day smoker can save up to £4,000 a year!
Smoking damages your lungs and lowers your immune system meaning it’s harder to fight off respiratory infections. By giving up the cigarettes, you’re giving your lungs a chance to repair.
Stoptober is an ideal time to quit as you'll join thousands of smokers, battling to break the chain together. It is the largest mass quit attempt in the country.
• NICOTINE GUM AND PATCHES: Get 8-10 weeks of NRT (nicotine replacement therapy)
• VAPE STARTER KIT: Find out if you're eligible for our Stoptober vape starter kit available throughout October.
Register today, or phone freephone 0800 840 1628 to order your pack.
Planning is an important part of quitting. Talk to us about your plan. By helping you to identify things that are preventing you quitting, your LiveWell coach will talk you through each next step towards becoming smoke-free - and be there to champion you, offering advice and encouragement.
The improved 2021 App has lots of new features to help you monitor your progress, tackle any setbacks and keep you on track. Research has shown that if you're smoke-free for 28 days, you're five times more likely to quit for good. This NHS app can really help.
It’s important to gather a team of supporters around you to encourage you. They'll pick-you-up when the going gets tough and they'll celebrate with you when you reach your goals. Join Our LiveWell Facebook Group.
Don't smoke alone, quit together. Now is a good time to break the habit.
This is where your journey begins. If you are new to LiveWell Dorset, welcome. We support adults in Dorset to take steps to a happier and healthier life. Our free advice and coaching is provided by your council.