Stoptober

19th October 2020
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Stoptober: the 28-day stop smoking challenge

Are you thinking of quitting smoking? Research has shown that if you quit for 28 days, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good.

Why should I stop smoking?

You’ll live longer, feel better and have more money to spend on things and activities you like doing, like holidays. You’ll also protect people around you who used to breathe in your smoke.

  • If you already have a lung condition, stopping smoking is the best step you can take for your health and quality of life. It will help you cope with your symptoms and stop your condition getting worse. For example, smokers are 5 times more likely to catch flu.
  • It’s never too late to stop, no matter how long you have smoked for. Your lungs will work better, even if you stop when you’re over 60. If you stop smoking when you’re 30, you’re likely to live 10 years longer.
  • Your friends and family will be healthier too. People who breathe in second-hand smoke are at risk of the same diseases as smokers. Second-hand smoke is particularly dangerous to babies and children as their lungs are still developing and are much more vulnerable to breathing in toxic materials.
  • Stopping is a key way to protect your children’s health in the long term. Children are much more likely to take up smoking if their parents smoke.

Click HERE for useful tips on how to stop smoking