Stoptober, it’s like October…but without Cigarettes!

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If you can make it to 28 days smokefree, you are five times more likely to quit for good!

Many people want to quit smoking but far too many try without the right support. They then end up going straight back to smoking after a short period of time. Cold turkey is not always the best solution! Stop smoking aids and face-to-face support from local stop smoking services are proven methods of support that help many thousands of people to quit each year.  

If you are on a low income, pay for your prescriptions and are looking to stop smoking, then Total Wellbeing Luton can offer up to 4 weeks free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). It is generally advised that NRT products are an effective way of quitting smoking, and more so when used in combination with an all-day patch, together with fast-acting options such as inhalers or lozenges. These especially help when dealing with immediate cravings. Cravings during the first few weeks of quitting will tend to be the hardest – but they only tend to last a few minutes so it’s definitely good to have these on hand!

If you want to stop smoking using an e-cigarette, then we can support you with that too.

Did you know that E-Cigarettes are at least 95% safer compared to smoking tobacco?

Stoptober is a great time to make that step to stop smoking. There is so much support available and there are many proven health benefits once you’ve made that decision. Some of these are almost immediate too. Did you know that smoking increases your blood pressure and pulse rate? After just 20 minutes from having your last cigarette both of these will begin to return to normal, and after just 8 hours of your last cigarette nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood will have reduced by more than half. And not to mention the amount of money you can save. Typically if you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you are likely to be spending around £250 each month on smoking. If you saved that up that’s over £3,000 a year and a potential amazing holiday waiting for you…

Other benefits include improved smell and taste, whiter teeth, younger looking skin, improved fertility, feeling less stressed and you will have more energy! 

If you want to stop smoking, or simply want to talk about your options you can give us a call or drop in to one of our stop smoking sessions throughout October. 

- Jo Meola, Health Specialist Manager – Stop Smoking, Total Wellbeing Luton show HealthHarms StartSomething3 FB

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