Stoptober is a campaign devised by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), which urges smokers to kick their habit during the month of October (click here for their website).
It does this by providing several resources to help a smoker become smoke-free and is based on the fact that anyone that stops smoking for 28 days is five times more likely to stay stopped. And it has had a good success rate with 160’000 smokers successfully completing Stoptober in 2012.
If you want to reap the benefits of becoming smoke-free and are planning to abstain from tobacco on the first of October, sign up with The Stop Smoking College (it’s totally free) and get access to tools and advice that are guaranteed to help you achieve your goals.
And, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To your smoke-free future
Dan Dutton here.
You may or may not know that The Stop Smoking College is a free service run by volunteers as a non-profit organisation.
Although we try to keep our running costs to a minimum, we are still in dire need of funds to help keep the website up-and-running, so we are turning to you to ask for help.
If you are one of the many hundreds of people that have successfully stopped smoking, you already know that you have saved yourself many thousands of pounds, which would otherwise have been spent on cigarettes.
To help keep The Stop Smoking College up-and-running, we would like to encourage you to consider making a small donation towards its upkeep. Perhaps the cost of one or two packs of cigarettes?
Click here to make a donation.
We understand that these are difficult financial times, so please only make a donation if you can afford it.
Thanks for listening,
Founder of The Stop Smoking College
A few weeks ago, you may recall I spoke about a new game we were designing for ex-smokers called Distractions!
It has been specifically designed to ‘consume’ those few minutes when you have a craving for a cigarette and give ex-smokers something to do until the craving passes.
It works by providing a series of simple (and not-so-simple) tasks that you can perform to take your mind off of smoking and each task earns you a number of points. The player with the most points at the end of the month will earn $20 USD to do with as they please (as long as it isn’t used to buy cigarettes!)
To be honest, we’re in split minds as to whether the financial incentive is a good idea or not, so we’re going to trial it for December, observe how it is received and listen to feedback from our members.
The game will begin at 12:00 mid-day tomorrow (6th December 2012) and continue until 12:00 mid-day on 1st January 2013. The player with the most points will receive instructions via email about how to claim their prize.
So, get ready!
The first ever round of Distractions! starts tomorrow…
P.S. You’ll find instructions about how to play the game when you log on to the members area after midday tomorrow. If you don’t already have an account, you can create a free one here.