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What will you start doing this Stoptober?

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When you stop smoking, you start doing so much more. Getting moving, saving money and breathing more easily.

This year marks Stoptober’s 10 year anniversary. So far, over 2.3 million people have made a quit attempt for Stoptober. Why not join them and give it a go this October? If you’re able to stop smoking for 28 days, you’re 5 times more likely to stay smokefree for good!

Start moving

Within 2 to 12 weeks of stopping smoking your blood circulation improves, and within 9 months your lung capacity increases by up to 10%. Together, these make all physical activity, including walking and running, much easier.

Start saving

If you need added incentive to quit smoking, think about what you could do with all the money you’ll save. By stopping smoking the average smoker could actually £156.30 a month and £1,875.60 a year. 

Breathe more easily

Just 3 days after quitting smoking, your breathing gets easier. This is because the bronchial tubes inside the lungs start to relax and open up more. 

And remember, it’s never too late to quit. Stopping smoking brings immediate health benefits like this even to those with existing smoking-related diseases.

Support to quit

Stoptober offers a range of free quitting support including:

You can get more local support through Yorkshire Smokefree Sheffield. They’ll work with you to develop a tailored plan that gives you the best chance of stopping. They can support you on the phone, online or in-person at their Quit Shop based at the Moor Market.