If you are a smoker then you know how addictive it is and just how hard it can be to give up. As much as most of us know that smoking is bad for our health and can cause us lots of problems, it is often such an addiction that it is hard to give up.
As someone who wants to give up smoking there is a lot to be said for doing this alongside a group of people. When you have a support network and people who can emphasis with how you are feeling then it can really help your willpower and motivation.
That is why Stoptober has really proved so popular amongst people who want to give up. Stoptober encourages people to give up smoking for the duration of October (28 days) with the thought that once you have been a non-smoker for 4 weeks it is much easier to quit for good.
If you are someone that does want to take part in Stoptober then you’ll be glad to hear that there is lots of support out there to help make your life easier. This is an NHS backed campaign so your doctor should be able to give you advice on this.
With one person dying every 90 minutes due to a smoking-related illness it is easy to see why it is so important to kick the habit and why this is something that the NHS are so happy to get behind.
Of course just because you are giving up as part of a national initiative that doesn’t mean that your life will be easy or that giving up will happen without any effort. You can still take advantage of stop smoking aids such as e-cigarettes so make sure you’re fully equipped to give Stoptober the best try!