Stoptober begins on 1 October and there has never been a better time to quit!
If you are a smoker, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health, allowing you to start moving better, breathe more easily, and save money. Join thousands of others and start your quitting journey this October.
By supporting you to quit along with others, Stoptober can boost your confidence and motivation. You’ll realise that you are stronger and better prepared than you think, which sets you up for long-term success.
Research shows that if you can make it to 28 days smoke free, you’re five times more likely to quit for good. It’s never too late to quit – stopping smoking brings immediate benefits to health, including for people with an existing smoking-related disease.
Not only that, but you’ll have more money to spend. On average smokers spend £38.59 a week on tobacco. That means you could have around £2,000 more to spend a year by quitting.
You are four times more likely to succeed with support, and One You Leeds can help you to be smoke free. The service offers a range of support including one-to-one and group sessions with a health and wellbeing coach.
The sooner you quit the sooner you start to feel the benefits. Smoking tobacco increases the level of carbon monoxide in your body making you more at risk of heart attacks and strokes. After stopping smoking, your levels of carbon monoxide drop very quickly. In just 24 to 48 hours after your last cigarette, your levels go back to that of a non-smoker.
During October you can find out more and get a free carbon monoxide reading at one of these pop-up clinics in Leeds:
• Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library: 3 October 10:00am to midday
• Armley Community Hub and Library: 5 October 9:30am to 11:30am
• Crossgates Library (now in Crossgates Arndale Centre): 10 October 10:00am to midday
• Hunslet Community Hub and Library: 11 October 10:00am to midday
• Moor Allerton Community Hub and Library: 25 October 10:00am to midday