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1st October 2018

Stoptober: Help is at Hand to Quit Smoking This Month

Research shows that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stay smoke-free for good.

 

You may have heard about the Public Health backed campaign through the media. In previous years it has helped over 1 million smokers ditch their habit. The campaign starts again today, urging the public to quit smoking and see if you can last the month (or longer!) making a positive change to your health and wellbeing.

 

Stoptober offers a range of support and inspiration including a free app, daily encouragement and support from experts both face to face and online.

 

We all know that smoking is bad for your health but actually the negative impact goes much further than the more obvious smoking-related conditions such as lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. In fact, HealthLine outlines 26 different health effects that smoking has on your body.

 

3 reasons to quit smoking today:

   
  • Feel Healthier – No matter how long you have been a smoker, quitting will help improve your health straight away with immediate results.
 
  • Save Money – The average smoker will save £250 a month giving you more cash in your pocket.
 
  • Protect Your Family – Quitting helps protect your loved ones from harmful second-hand smoke. Reducing their risk of developing asthma, meningitis and some cancers.
     

Lamb Brooks Solicitors in Basingstoke has a large Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence department that are passionate about health and educating others on how to protect our NHS.

   

Our NHS is under immense strain and the more patients using it will only lead to mistakes being made by health professionals. There are many things we can do as the public to keep ourselves fit and healthy to avoid putting unnecessary strain on our resources.

   

For inspiration and support please visit the Stoptober website: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/be-healthier/quit-smoking/stoptober

     

The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice.  The law may have changed since this article was published.   Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.

 

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