Over the years there seem to be more and more campaigns to help raise awareness of various health concerns, but one that has stood the test of time is Stoptober. A campaign from the Department of Health, Stoptober challenges smokers to quit for 28 days during the month of October.
This year it is expected that over 150,000 people will try to kick their habit, starting tomorrow – the 1st of October. Currently a staggering 79,000 deaths every year are attributed to smoking but despite these risks, many smokers still struggle to quit. There are many tools available to help you quit smoking, from nicotine replacement therapies and willpower to hypnotherapy and behavioural therapy.
Tips to quit smoking
- Have an action plan for when cravings hit.
- Keep your hands and mouth busy – use straws when you drink or use a nicotine inhalator.
- Get some exercise – exercise has been proven to help the...