Stoptober

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Are you thinking of quitting smoking?

Research has shown that if you quit for 28 days, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good.

The Stoptober campaign has helped over 2 million people quit smoking.

Approximately 25,000 people die each year from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England: twice the European average. Around 86% of these deaths are caused by smoking.

The sooner you quit, the sooner you will notice changes:

After 48 hours:

All carbon monoxide is flushed out. Your lungs are clearing out mucus and your senses of taste and smell are improving.

After 72 hours:

If you notice that breathing feels easier, it’s because your bronchial tubes have started to relax. Also your energy will be increasing.

After 2 – 12 weeks:

Blood will be pumping to your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved.

After 3-9 months:

Any coughs,Β wheezing or breathing problems will be improving as your lung function increases by up to 10%.

After 1 year:

Great news! Your risk of heart attack will have halved compared with a smoker’s

After 10 years:

More great news!

Your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved compared with a smoker’s.

For more information and useful tips on how to stop visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/

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