There's no better way to kick a bad habit than to have the National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England kindly granny over you (plus over fifty thousand others like you and counting) with daily reminders and advice on how to quit smoking this October or “Stoptober”
Stoptober is the health promotion which the NHS runs in October each year to get smokers to not just help clear up the British air of carcinogenic smoke, but also their lungs and quit traditional cigarettes.
- Are you having trouble giving up or quitting tobacco cigarettes?
- Do you wish you had the willpower to last a day or even a week without it?
- Do you wish there was something else for smokers looking to quit?
If you participate, you get to avoid chances of burning your house down for a whole month (since cigarettes cause the fifty percent of the fires that involve fatality), avoid smelling of smoke for the same duration, reduce the ongoing risk of heart attack and increase the circulation of blood to certain parts of your body that you would probably like to have more sensation over the weekend (since cigarettes affect circulation, including to your genitals).
And you get to save your money! With cigarette prices having gone up from £5.67 in 2009 to £7.98 in 2013 for a pack of 20 traditional tobacco cigarettes, heavy smokers or chain smokers who smoke 20 to 40 a day probably spend a few hundred pounds a month simply to set up an open invitation to a variety of painful and unnecessary cancers and heart disease.
Clearly, there are plenty of reasons to join the stop smoking campaign called Stoptober. Plus there's the fact that there were more than 250,000 who joined and gained in 2013 and Paddy McGuinness will also be around to egg you on along with other celebrities. With so many people in the supportive campaign of Stoptober and such a lot of social media buzz surrounding the great promotion, it will be far less difficult to quit smoking than if you were plodding your dreary way through abstinence alone.
- So, how will Stoptober help me quit smoking?
If you sign up online and let the Public Health Department or National Health Service in the UK, guide you on your way to a healthy tobacco-free life, you essentially take on the Stoptober Challenge. The Challenge is to not smoke for 28 days.
- According to the experts who've drawn up this program, if you stop smoking for 28 days, you're 5 times more likely to quit for good!
- Sure, you've tried it before, and it didn't work?
You probably only had yourself to rely on for putting a leash on your craving and we all know what addiction can do to your impulse control. Why not get the mobile app and receive tips and reminders to constantly help you keep a check on your impulses? You can also get a free Stoptober Pack, with more resources to help you quit. You can sign up on Twitter if you haven't already and follow the #Stoptober conversation so you won’t feel alone.
- Electronic Smoking can help you keep money in your pocket nearly as much as quitting altogether!
The biggest benefit of switching to electronic cigarettes is definitely going to show up on your bank balance at the end of the month. Electronic cigarettes can save you as much as 85 percent of what you would otherwise spend on tobacco cigarettes. Several cost comparisons carried out between e-cigs and traditional cigarettes have found that one reusable e-cig is equivalent to a whole pack of traditional cigarettes. So, if you go through 5 packs of cigarettes a week, you'll only need to buy 5 e-cigs for the same number of puffs. Of course, how long a pack of e-cigs lasts will depend on how often you smoke, but even the shortest lasting e-cigs will save you money. However, remember that disposable e-cigs by the pack vary in puffs and you should check the amount each offers before purchasing.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to the Stoptober website, feed in your email address and get started. Watch a Stobtober comedy sketch by Paddy McGuinness, Andi Osho, Al Murray and Lee Nelson while you gear up for it. Get your friends on board. Post on Twitter, share on Facebook and take a step towards changing your life hand in hand with thousands of other people across the UK.
All at CashBacco wish you good health, great wealth and much luck for this Stoptober!