Quit smoking this October

I have been listening to the radio a lot recently and there have been quite a few adverts promoting Stoptober. This is an initiative that has been set up to try and help people quite smoking. I have also heard that some people like to quit alcohol for the month of October as well. I have tried Dry January before and I think it is good to give yourself a break from alcohol, especially before Christmas.

Stoptober isn’t just a temporary break from smoking though. It is a push for people to give up permanently. I don’t smoke anymore myself but I did used to smoke a little bit when I was younger. It used to be quite fashionable, dare I say it, to smoke. I was never a serious smoker and I found giving up quite easy.

I have some friends that still smoke now and they are keen to try and stop. With all the medical research that is around nowadays, I think it is important to try and give up if you can. There are so many benefits to stopping smoking. Your skin becomes clearer, your vital organs become more healthy and you can exercise more easily. There are so many advantages to not smoking and apart from helping your body to become more healthy, it will also mean you are richer, because people don’t often realise how expensive it is to smoke.

You should definitely try and do it and there is an NHS app that can help you on your way. I have included the details below:

Use the NHS Quit Smoking app this Stoptober to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier.

Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge. The app allows you to:

track your progress

see how much you’re saving

get daily support

If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good!

Try it here: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/

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