Stoptober

October 2019

Public Health England say: “Launched in 2012, Stoptober is the 28-day stop smoking challenge from PHE that encourages and supports smokers across England towards quitting for good. Stoptober is based on the insight that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to be able to stay quit for good. The campaign chunks down the quitting process, presents it as a more manageable 28 days and rallies people around a specific date to get started.

Stoptober encourages as many smokers as possible to prepare to quit from 1 October by taking part in the campaign and utilising the range of free resources and support available. Throughout October the campaign will continue to recruit smokers to take part, whilst also encouraging and supporting people to quit through the 28-day smoke-free journey.”

One You from the NHS

NHS One You have a page dedicated to quitting smoking with some helpful tips, an app to keep track of your progress and how much money you are saving and support and advice. Find the page here: NHS – Quit Smoking.

NHS, One You.

Hampshire Libraries Booklist

Stop smoking now : the survival guide / Josephine Spire.

Studies show that few people understand the specific health risks of tobacco use. Many smokers who are aware of the dangers of smoking want to quit but are deep into addiction. Why do they carry on smoking? Is it because they are too deeply addicted, is it because the habit is no longer controllable, or is it the brainwashing that is sabotaging their ability to stop smoking? The purpose of this book is simply to help people to use the powers that they already possess to quit smoking and become a non-smoker for good.

Quit smoking boot camp : the fast track to quitting smoking again… for good / Allen Carr.

Short of time? Or have you stopped smoking and found it hard to stay stopped? If so, then this is the book for you. ‘Quit Smoking Boot Camp’ is a revolutionary and concise version of the Easyway method, delivered in short, dramatic chunks to help you quit smoking and transform your life in the easiest way possible. Just obey all the instructions. It’s recommended that you read this book over four days – start on a Tuesday, finish on a Friday – and it’s divided into four bite-sized sections to help you do so. Change your mindset overnight and stop smoking immediately and painlessly.

How to quit smoking : the ultimate smokefree formula / Professor Robert West with Chris Smyth and Jamie West.

This book shows how you can create your personal SmokeFree Formula so that you are free from cigarettes for good. Professor Robert West is a world authority on smoking and addiction and has been helping smokers stop for more than 30 years. He is an advisor to the Department of Health and helped set up the NHS Stop Smoking Services.

Stop smoking with CBT : the most powerful way to beat your addiction / Dr Max Pemberton.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is widely recognised as the most effective treatment for overcoming addiction. This book draws explicitly on this set of mind-training tools to help you stop smoking once and for all.

Allen Carr’s easy way to stop smoking : be a happy non-smoker for the rest of your life

Allen Carr’s cigarette addiction drove him to despair, but, after countless attempts to quit, he eventually kicked the habit. This book offers a complete system to allow smokers to finish that last cigarette and quit for good.

How to stop smoking : 30 solutions to suit you / Matthew Aldrich.

‘How To Stop Smoking’ offers anyone who wants to stop honest, balanced and trustworthy advice on how to kick the habit – forever. Written by a former smoker, now personal trainer and health guru, this is a practical guide which demolishes all the reasons for continuing to smoke one by one. It offers a variety of solutions to suit you, and also focuses on such key issues as physical and mental addiction and the questions and issues that surround giving up, and prevent people from doing so.

The illustrated easy way for women to stop smoking : a liberating guide to a smoke-free future / Allen Carr ; illustrations, Bev Aisbett.

This guide examines the differences and difficulties experienced by women trying to stop smoking and engages the reader in a personal consultation, offering specific targeted advice on how to resolve the issues behind smoking.

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