WANT TO QUIT?
TRIED TO QUIT?
TOLD TO QUIT?
You’ve likely heard you Doctor, partner, friends and even your cigarette package telling you to quit. When do you want to quit? The decision is yours - you can do it. And we can help.
You'll no doubt know the facts and stats about the harm smoking does to your health; it is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England and it doubles your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The cost of smoking has increased by nearly 100% over the past 10 years. The average smoker can save £1,800 a year by stopping smoking. A 20-a-day smoker can save up to £4,000 a year!
Quitting smoking is the best decision you can make right now. Smoking damages your lungs and lowers your immune system meaning it’s harder to fight off respiratory infections such as coronavirus. By giving up the cigarettes, you’re giving your lungs a chance to repair, increasing the likelihood of a quicker recovery. If smokers catch coronavirus, they may be more likely to experience a more severe infection compared to non-smokers.
Stoptober is an ideal time to quit as you'll join thousands of smokers, battling to break the chain together. It is the largest mass quit attempt in the country. Read on to learn four tips to quit smoking in 28 days:
FREE NRT packs for smokers in Dorset! We’re providing 8-10 weeks of NRT (nicotine replacement therapy patches and gum) free of charge to help smokers quit smoking. Stopping smoking brings immediate health benefits particularly to the heart and lungs. Reduce your likelihood of added complications from coronavirus. Register today, or phone freephone 0800 840 1628 to order your pack.
Planning is an important part of quitting. Talk to us about your plan. By helping you to identify things that are preventing you to quit, your LiveWell coach will talk you through each next step towards becoming smoke-free.
Lisa from Poole
Don't go it alone! You don't have to, with such a fantastic support network in LiveWell Dorset it's been far, far easier!
The App designed to help you quit in 28 days. Research has shown that if you're smoke-free for 28 days, you're five times more likely to quit for good. Start your stop-smoke plan today.
It’s important to gather a team of supporters around you to encourage you. They'll pick-you-up when the going gets tough and they'll celebrate with you when you reach your goals. Join Our LiveWell Facebook Group.
Don't smoke alone, quit together. Now is a good time to break the habit.
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