It’s Stoptober!

Quitting smoking has never been easy, and it’s not always had the most helpful solutions. We’re not here to critique or shame as everyone is aware of how dangerous cigarettes are to one’s health, but we do wish to make you aware of what support you can receive as a student if you want to quit.

This month is Stoptober: a month dedicated to helping those wishing to or trying to quit smoking. The NHS and Public Health England have teamed up with celebrities, including Bill Bailey, Rhod Gilbert and Shappi Khorsandi, to help people stub their cigarettes for good. While Stoptober is already running, the website is still up for any new sign-ups.

With the help of healthcare professionals and medical treatment, you are four times more likely to quit for good, which makes this service far more appealing when you know it’s providing you free support!

It won’t be easy, but according to Quit with Help, if you go a month without smoking you are over the worst withdrawal symptoms and cravings; you are five times more likely to quit for good.

Interested? Have a look at the Stoptober website where you can get started. If you need more information, like tips on how to beat the cravings, or tips on spurring you on for those low periods, check out Quit with Help’s guide.

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