Stoptober 2016 – Quit smoking.
Each year in October and in conjunction with Public Health England the NHS promotes Stoptober as an ideal opportunity for smokers to join together in an effort to quit the smoking habit. The NHS offers free support for those willing to participate throughout the 28 day period and anyone considering taking the challenge should certainly register and take advantage of the professional help available.
Stoptober free Quit Smoking Pack.
We all know how difficult the thought of quiting smoking is and with a concerted effort and a desire to help yourself the first step is already taken. The help offered by the NHS is freely available and you should take full advantage by registering on-line at the NHS smokefree web site. It is simple and straight forward and the support offered will help you through the 28 days.
Free Professional Help
In addition to your personal help pack you can also use your local “Smoke Free” Quit Smoking Service to support your Stoptober effort – the service is FREE. Of course the ideal situation would be to carry on as a non-smoker after Stoptober… and for the rest of your like – freedom!!
Your local Stop Smoking Service is there to offer support, advice and encouragement. Not only are you four times more likely to quit smoking with help you are in the hands of trained advisers who through group sessions and one-to-one help can offer much needed encouragement especially through the tougher times. Advice on all aspects of cessation is available including advice on nicotine replacement products and other stop smoking medicines.
Thousands of people have quit using the available free NHS help – why shouldn’t you!
Four Times More likely to quit with Help
There are “best ways” to get your self ready for the journey and there are best ways to to go about quitting. Through years of experience the available advice has been fine tuned to maximise your chances of quitting – you don’t have to do it on your own and you have a significantly better chance if you use the support available to you.
Why Quit Smoking
Most of us know the reasons!! but to remind you and just jog your memories here are just a few reasons to quit.
The price of cigarettes is a heavy price to pay and is a burden on your overall finances. The average 20 a day smoker is burning around £3000 per year – on an income of £25,000 that is like an additional tax of well over 10% just going up in smoke!
£3000 per year – every year! That is a very nice holiday every year, or £9000 every three years towards a car. What would you do with an extra £3000 each year!
Second hand smoke does harm those around you – fact! Whilst our families mean everything to us it is easy for us, as addicts to turn a blind eye and ignore these affects – see here if you need evidence
Your own life – Health and Fitness
We know, no doubt here, that every cig we smoke will cause us real harm – short term we may not feel the immediate effect which is convenient – but we all know that sometime in the future chances are we are going to pay the price. And we all know that when we get there and look back it wont have been worth it! Our body can recover – give it a chance by stopping!
Take a first step – this one is not that hard: –
Cigarette “prices” and Food for Thought.
- Lung Cancer
- Second-hand Smoke
- Smoking and Stroke Risk
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Smoker’s Cough
Tracey J: 26 September 2016