Tobacco Free Month 2022: registration is open!

Every year, in November, the Month without Tobacco is an operation that offers smokers the opportunity to quit smoking for 1 month. What are the 2022 dates? How to get his free kit? When and how can I register? Practical guide to participate in the 7th edition of the Month without Tobacco.

  Tobacco Free Month 2022: registration is open!

[Updated October 7, 2022 at 9:45 a.m.] Each year, the month of November is devoted to Tobacco free month. Since 2016, this collective challenge returns every year and invites all those who wish to take up the challenge of stop the cigarette for 30 days . Quitting smoking for 30 days increases the chances of quitting smoking by 5 times. Stopping aid kit , posters d'encouragement, events everywhere in France, personalized application, facebook groups support or free telephone consultations with tobacco specialists... The national operation is carried out by Health Insurance in partnership with the Ministry of Solidarity and Health as well as Public Health France and the site Tabac-Info-Service . And this year, the design of Mois sans tabac is also getting a makeover with a new graphic charter and a new slogan: 'you weren't alone when you started, you won't be alone to stop '. As of October 9, 3 TV spots of 30 seconds will be broadcast on national channels. How it works ? How to register ? Get her free kit? What is the list of events and demonstrations organized throughout France to motivate you and help you stick to your decision? Know everything.

What is No Tobacco Month?

The Month Without Tobacco is an annual initiative that was conceived and launched by the Health Insurance in November 2016. This initiative is inspired by the English 'Stoptober' campaign launched by Public Health England. The event, conducted in partnership with Public Health France and the Ministry of Health , is part of the National Tobacco Control Program (PNLT), more specifically in the section 'Encouraging and Supporting smokers to quit'. Tobacco remains today the leading preventable cause of death in France. While there was a drop in smoking in mainland France of 1.9 million daily smokers between 2014 and 2019, the latest results of the Barometer of Public Health France , published in May 2021, show that prevalence stabilized in 2020 , with 25.5% daily smokers , with no significant change compared to 2019.

Date: when is Tobacco Free Month 2022?

The Month without Tobacco will take place from Tuesday November 1, 2022 to Wednesday November 30, 2022.

How do I register for Tobacco Free Month?

Registration for Tobacco Free Month is open on Tobacco Info Service platform since October 1, 2022 . All you need to do is fill in your contact details. the registration page and click on 'join the movement'. You will have access to a personal account. As soon as your registration is validated, you will be able to join one of the 16 regional teams to experience this challenge with the other participants and benefit from the support of a close-knit and supportive community. In each region, a moderator will be responsible for leading the community, supporting and encouraging participants during this great challenge. Registering for this national operation allows you to choose the smoking cessation strategy best suited to your relationship to tobacco, your level of dependence and your lifestyle. In 2021, more than 125,000 people registered despite the health crisis. The app has been downloaded over 123,000 times and over 85,000 people have signed up for the new '40 Day Program' via email.

How to get your quit smoking kit?

Each participant in the Month Without Tobacco can commander own stop aid kit for free from the Mois Sans Tabac website. This kit contains:

  • The 40 day program with daily challenges and tips to help you quit smoking
  • A wheel to calculate your savings
  • Of the information on all the tools available to help you
  • Of the details to benefit from an interview offered with a health professional or a tobaccologue .

► Tabacologists are available and at your service Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to 39,89 (free service + cost of a call).

Where can I find the quit smoking app?

Do you want to stop smoking ? Need support to hold on? Tobacco info service has developed an application to facilitate smoking cessation. In this anti-tobacco application, you will find all the information to choose your quit method. You can personalize the application according to your habits, your motivations, your worries. You follow live the evolution of your consumption, and the benefits for your health and your wallet. And if you have a craving or a relapse, there are tips to help you hold on. The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store and on Apple Store .

What is the official Tobacco Free Month Facebook page?

Tobacco Info Service has a official facebook page which relays the event of the Month without Tobacco. Find on this page the latest news, learn about quitting smoking and share your experience. Tabac info service provides a space for expression to learn about the experiences of other smokers, discover the tips and tricks that have worked for them, etc.

Poster: What is the Tobacco Free Month logo?

The Month Without Tobacco logo is recognizable with its colors yellow and red . In 2022, the 7th edition has the slogan ' You weren't alone when you started, you won't be alone to stop '. Each year, the tone of the campaign is benevolent, positive, guilt-free and collective: the Month Without Tobacco prefers to talk about the benefits of quitting smoking rather than the risks of smoking and is based on the spirit of team and support for non-smokers.

  Tobacco Free Month 2022 Posters
Tobacco Free Month 2022 Posters

Who are the sponsors of the Mois sans Tabac edition?

In 2021, the Month Without Tobacco scheme was represented by three godfathers : Christophe Beaugrand-Gérin (TF1 Group), Adriana Karembeu (France Télévisions) and Stéphane Plaza (M6 Group). The 3 animators had exchanged with ex-smokers on their motivations, their tips, their fears. They encouraged smokers to sign up for Tobacco-Free Month and provided concrete solutions to meet this challenge through 10 30-second TV spots.

How do I support a loved one during No Tobacco Month?

Not a smoker, but want to help a loved one who wants to quit smoking? It is possible to support one of the participants in the 'Month without Tobacco' and encourage them in this process throughout the month of November. To do this, download 'supporter's suitcase' which contains posters to print, Facebook covers to write the message of support of your choice and an agenda with many tips and different motivating phrases to say to someone who wants to quit smoking.

What are the benefits of quitting smoking?

Quitting smoking has effects of positives on health :

  • Blood pressure, cell oxygenation and heart rate return to normal.
  • The amount of carbon monoxide in the blood drops by half.
  • Taste and smell improve.
  • Breathing becomes easier.
  • The risk of myocardial infarction decreases considerably (the risk is halved after one year without smoking) as well as the risk of stroke.
  • Cough and fatigue decrease: you recover breath and you feel more energetic.
  • The risk of lung cancer almost halves after 10 years without smoking.
  • The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix and pancreas decreases.
  • On average, 15 years after the last cigarette, life expectancy becomes almost identical to that of people who have never smoked.
  • Quitting smoking is also linked to the appearance of certain symptoms associated with withdrawal: fatigue, nervousness, depression, cough, weight gain...