We have a challenge for you. If you’re a smoker, take part in Stoptober and stop smoking for 28 days. If you can stop for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stop for good.
Public Health England has created (and funds) the event, meaning you can join and receive support for FREE. So far 56,245 other people have said they will try to stop smoking starting on October 1st.
How to Get Involved
- Log on to www.stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk/
- Enter your email address
- Download the app
- Choose the support you want: free materials, encouraging text messages, emails
- Stop smoking on 1st October
Smoking kills. It is one of the UK’s biggest killers. Every single year 100,000 people die from smoking.
Smoking can leave your body with irreversible damage. It can cause lung, mouth, lips, throat, bladder, kidney, liver, stomach and pancreas cancer. Smoking causes heart disease, heart attack and stroke, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia.
Email Support. Stoptober do not have information or support in BSL, but this is something we have approached them about, so fingers crossed for next year. In the meantime, both D/deaf and hearing smokers are invited to use ‘Chat Support’, an online service from ‘Smokefree NHS’. Click here to register your details and start chat support.Stop Smoking and …
- Your blood pressure and pulse will return to normal after 20 minutes
- Your lungs will start to clear after 24 hours
- Your taste and smell will improve and your body will be nicotine-free after two days
- Breathing will be easier after three days
- Your circulation will improve after 12 weeks
- Your coughing, sneezing and wheezing will reduce after three to nine months
- Your risk of heart attack will half (compared to a smoker) after a year.
- Your risk of lung cancer will half (compared to a smoker) after ten years.