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Stoptober: the 28-day stop smoking challenge

Wondering what Stoptober is and how Kwit, one of the best-rated applications to quit, can help for this stop smoking challenge? Here are the answers you need!

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October 1, 2020

Wondering what Stoptober is and why you should take part? It is an annual stop smoking challenge launched for the first time in 2012. Its aim? To help as many people as possible quit smoking, and begin their new happier and healthier life. Join the Stoptober adventure for extra help and support, and download the Kwit app to stack all the odds in your favour during this quit smoking challenge!

What is Stoptober, and why do we need a stop smoking challenge?

For many people, quitting smoking can be tricky. That is why this quit smoking challenge was initiated. Stoptober helps you face the cessation obstacles and realise the benefits of quitting!

Stoptober, what is it?

Tobacco remains one of the leading causes of preventable death in the world. To fight against this scourge, the British Government and the National Health Service launched Stoptober in 2012. The initiative was a success and has been repeated ever since.

Statistics from previous editions show that if you quit smoking at Stoptober, you multiply your chances of quitting for good compared to any other time of the year. This is certainly why nearly 1.5 million people have taken part in this quit smoking challenge since the beginning. What if you joined them?

Why is Stoptober a one month stop smoking challenge?

Having better health is one of the reasons for quitting smoking. It is also a public health issue which concerns every smoker and even non-smokers alike such as your family, children and pets. This is why this stop smoking challenge has two main principles:

  • If you can stop smoking for 28 days, you increase your chances to quit for good.
  • There is strength in numbers. All participants can help each other during this challenge.

Stoptober is based on the principle that if you can stop for 28 days, you multiply your chances of staying abstinent in the long term.

The other significant principle of Stoptober is to face this step together. It is known that the most challenging period in smoking cessation is the first month. Stopping is complicated. Smokers may try to quit several times, but they are more likely to crack, if they are not encouraged. As the adage says, “Alone, we go faster; together, we go further”, the purpose of Stoptober is to support each other in this process.

By the way, if you want more help and support during your smoking cessation, feel free to join the Kwitter Group on Facebook!

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Why use our app for Stoptober?

A mobile application is an ideal partner for quitting smoking! It gives you 24/7 support wherever you are. What if you tried Kwit?

An app promoting a positive and playful way to stop smoking

Have you decided to be part of the Stoptober adventure? Did you hear about this initiative and want to help your loved ones — your children, parents or partner? Well, you can be proud of yourself: what you are doing is great!

You should start by the preparation step, whether you are doing it for yourself or helping others. With its playful and positive approach, the Kwit app is one of the best choices to reach a new tobacco-free life! You can also find lots of additional tips and resources useful for Stoptober on our blog!

Now you should start to prepare yourself because you will need support during your cessation. The Kwit app is here to reach your new tobacco-free life!

Use our application even after the 28 days of Stoptober!

Quitting smoking for a month at Stoptober increases your chances of quitting for good. That's why our application will continue to support you even after the 28 days of the challenge!

Even long after you've quit, Kwit will continue to inform you of the benefits and advantages of your new smoke-free life.

Did you find this information useful? They are part of our Stoptober resource pack! You can find all our information on this subject here.

Find all our tips and advice here to make your participation in Stoptober a success!

Also, be sure to read our other articles on smoking cessation, they might give you some insights.

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