Stoptober is a UK initiative setup by the NHS to encourage tobacco smokers to quit smoking for the whole of October and could help thousands of people quit smoking.
London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2012 -- Despite all of the health warnings, millions of people continue to smoke tobacco. This not only causes thousands of smoking related diseases, it costs the UK tax payer millions of pounds every year in treatment.
Over 100,000 people die of smoking related diseases in the UK every year. Cancer charity Cancer Research believes that as many as 50,000 people die of cancer and a further 70,000 people die from heart disease and strokes as a result of smoking. Medical expert Sir Richard Peto said before the introduction of the smoking ban a few years ago that “half of all smokers are going to be killed by tobacco”. In fact only half of long-term smokers in the UK live past their 70th birthday whereas 80% of non-smokers do. By encouraging people to quit smoking, the NHS will save thousands of lives.
Stoptober is a new and exciting 28 day challenge to stop smoking. It runs in the month of October and is believed to help thousands of people to quit. This initiative has been setup by the NHS because it has been proven that if a smoker can stay smoke free for 28 days, they are 5 times more likely to quit for good.
Best-Electric-Cigarettes.co.uk supports Stoptober and says “switching to electronic cigarettes can help people quit tobacco cigarettes.” Electric cigarettes contain a flavoured liquid known as eliquid which is warmed when the user breaths through the ecig. No tobacco is burnt and therefore there is no tar making them significantly healthier than tobacco cigarettes.
Best-Electric-Cigarettes believe that tobacco smokers should switch to the electronic version of cigarettes which will improve their health and save them money. A spokesperson from Best-Electric-Cigarettes.co.uk said that “while quitting smoking completely is obviously best, this is often extremely difficult for smokers and for these people, it is best to switch to a healthier alternative than to continue smoking tobacco cigarettes.” While switching to ecigs is not as good as stopping completely, the important thing about Stoptober is to stop tobacco smoking and in turn reduce the number of smoking related diseases.
Thousands of people are taking part in Stoptober which is a great step forward. While some of these smokers are likely to start smoking again, most people who complete the 28 day challenge will stop smoking for good.
Although this is the first time that Stoptober has run, it is hoped to run every year and encourage thousands of people to quit smoking and reduce the number of smoking related diseases in the UK.
For more information on Stoptober, visit SmokeFree.
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