Today officially marks the start of the Stoptober campaign, calling on smokers to quit for 28 days.
Smoking damages the lungs and airways, making it harder to breathe. Each cigarette fills our lungs with toxins which harm the immune system and leave us more vulnerable to infections, such as influenza (the ‘flu).
October sees the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England – this 28-day stop smoking challenge has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country.
Research has shown that if you quit for 28 days, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good.
If you are a smoker, take the opportunity this October to join the thousands quitting smoking with Stoptober and get all the support you need to help you on your quit journey.
There are lots of ways to quit and those who use stop smoking aids and who get face-to-face support from their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to quit successfully.
Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you.
For more information on the GHA stop smoking services, visit: https://healthygibraltar.org/quit-smoking/