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A new way to go smoke-free

Hold My Light is for adult smokers and anyone who wants to help a smoker give up cigarettes.

  • smoker
  • help a smoker

Hold My Light is about giving up cigarettes for 30 days. If you do it for a month, you’re five times more likely to do it for good*. And it introduces support from the people around you, which could increase your chance of succeeding. Here’s how it works:

  • Decide

    to go smoke-free for 30 days

  • Choose

    your best way to give up cigarettes*

  • Start

    by creating your profile and inviting your friends to make commitments to help you stay motivated

  • Stay

    on track, share your journey and enjoy the benefits of your success

Hold My Light is about helping a smoker to give up cigarettes for 30 days. If they do it for a month, they’re five times more likely to do it for good*. And it introduces support from the people around them, which could increase their chance of succeeding. Here’s how it works:

  • Decide

    to help a smoker go smoke-free for 30 days

  • Share

    Hold My Light with them so they can set up their profile

  • Commit

    a small pledge to help them stay motivated

  • Support

    them to stay smoke-free for 30 days and beyond

 

Choose how you're going to go smoke-free

Select an option from the alternatives below to help you give up cigarettes

  • Quit smoking cigarettes
  • Giving up isn't easy

    Giving up isn't easy, here are some ways that can help you on your journey

    The National Health Service website provides information and support to help people stop smoking: www.nhs.uk/smokefree

     
  • Quit with cessation products
  • Giving up isn't easy

    Giving up isn't easy, here are some ways that can help you on your journey

    The National Health Service website provides information and support to help people stop smoking: www.nhs.uk/smokefree

     
  • Switch to e-cigarettes
  • Giving up isn't easy

    Giving up isn't easy, here are some ways that can help you on your journey

    The National Health Service website provides information and support to help people stop smoking: www.nhs.uk/smokefree

     
  • Switch to heated tobacco
  • Giving up isn't easy

    Giving up isn't easy, here are some ways that can help you on your journey

    The National Health Service website provides information and support to help people stop smoking: www.nhs.uk/smokefree

     
With a little help from your friends. Hold My Light lets you ask your friends and family to support you by making commitments. Listed below are some ideas to help you get started.
  • With a little help from your friends. I'll cook you dinner every week for a month.
  • With a little help from your friends. I'll look after your pet when you're on holiday.
  • With a little help from your friends. I'll help you redecorate your living room.
  • With a little help from your friends. I'll go speed dating with you.

Start Hold My Light

Create your Hold My Light profile page and invite your friends and family to support you to go smoke-free.

  • I'm an adult smoker over the age of 18
    Start my journey
  • I want to help a smoker go smoke-free

HML Data Sources

Office for National Statistics

Public Health England

Frontier Economics