Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join more than 2.5 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it launched a decade ago in 2012. Nearly 6 million adults in England still smoke, and it remains the single biggest behavioural cause of preventable death, with 64,000 deaths a year.

This year’s Stoptober mass quit attempt is as important as ever, with quitting being one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. That’s why this year’s Stoptober campaign is encouraging smokers to join the thousands of others who are giving quitting a go for the month of October – making it to 28 days smoke free means you’re five times as likely to quit for good. Quitting will allow you to start moving better, breathe more easily – and give you more money to spend.

Quitting with others, together with the range of support offered, means that Stoptober can trigger resolve and boost confidence, motivation and readiness, making smokers realise that they are stronger and better prepared than they think and setting them up for long term success.

This year our Hampshire stop smoking advisors will be in the community, online and over the telephone to offer advice, support and arrange for free of charge medications for those signing up to quit. Smokefree Hampshire offer a tailor-made programme of support from specialist stop smoking advisors to help smokers to quit. Additionally, the Quit with Bella app is free to download for those living in Hampshire providing 24/7 AI powered support, when it is most needed.

For free support to quit smoking contact a stop smoking advisor on 01264 563039 or text QUIT to 66777. To find out more about what Smokefree Hampshire can offer you, including details of clinics live or virtual, visit