Skip to main content

5 Advantages of Quitting Smoking this Stoptober


You don’t have to wait until the new year to stop smoking – the Stoptober campaign is the perfect time to take that step – and NICORETTE® is here to help.

Stoptober is the country's largest mass quit attempt that encourages people to quit smoking together, starting on October 1 for 28 days. Why? Because research has found that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you're five times more likely to stop for good.

Making that step isn't easy, but knowing you're not alone – that thousands of others have pledged to take the challenge too – can be a huge boost to willpower, which is why Stoptober's the ideal time to try.

Focusing on the positive rewards of quitting smoking could really help - here are five benefits…




Your skin may become smoother and brighter



Tobacco smoke contains over 5,000 chemicals that deplete the skin of oxygen and essential nutrients. Over the years, if you continue smoking your face is more likely to develop wrinkles and crow’s feet, and your skin can take on a greyish, wasted appearance. Forget expensive beauty products: one of the best things you can do to help maintain a healthy complexion is to stop smoking.


You could save almost £1,500 in the next year


Yes, you read that right. If you spend around £4 a day on 10 cigarettes, you're spending almost £1,500 a year on your habit. If you stopped smoking for Stoptober, you could save £112 - which you could spend on a treat for yourself! Work out how much you could save with the budget calculator from the NICORETTE® brand.


You won’t smell – and your sense of smell could improve


Ever get in a lift with other people having just stubbed out a cigarette? You probably don’t notice how much you smell, but they will. And until you give up, you’ll have no idea just how much because smoking dulls your sense of smell. But the good news is that just two days after quitting, your sense of smell will start to improve.


You could live longer


The risk of having a heart attack halves after 5 years of giving up smoking. So ask yourself the question: if you don’t stop this year, then when are you going to stop? Download the NICORETTE® Stoptober planner to help you through the 28 days of Stoptober.

Choosing the right NICORETTE® product can help support you through every step of your journey towards a new, smoke-free life. Visit the NICORETTE® website to discover the NICORETTE® product that’s right for you. Stop smoking aid. Contains nicotine. Requires willpower. Always read the label.

Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re five times more likely to stop for good. Register on the Stoptober site for free support tools from apps to packs.

NICORETTE® is a stop smoking aid. Contains nicotine. Requires willpower Always read the label. 

Source :

How to take care of your child's dry skin

Dry, irritated skin is common in babies and children and colder weather often causes a flare-up in symptoms. Here's how to manage dry, itchy skin in your child