“Now more than ever, ahead of flu season, it’s time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier!”

Stoptober is the annual campaign under Public Health England’s (PHE) new umbrella brand, ‘Better Health Let’s Do This’ that encourages smokers across the country to join in and give quitting a go for the month of October. This year’s campaign will focus on respiratory health by highlighting the harm smoking causes and the benefits of quitting.

While smoking rates are at an all-time low, smoking has become increasingly concentrated in more disadvantaged communities and groups including those in routine and manual jobs and those with mental health problems.

SMOKING PREVELENCE STATS

Smoking prevalence among adults in England has fallen to a record low at 13.9%, down 0.6% from the year before, and in Lancashire, it is 13.8%

However, this is not the case in the following priority populations:

  • Pregnancy 
  • Mental Health
  • Routine and manual occupations
  • Smoking attribute mortality (the proportion of deaths attributable to tobacco)
  • Smoking attributable hospital admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

RALLYING POSTS (UP TO AND INCLUDING WEDNESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER)

Now more than ever, ahead of flu season, is the time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier. Try this year’s #Stoptober from on the 1st October and start your quitting journey with @lancsquitsquad Call 0800 328 6297

#Stoptober is nearly here! Did you know that if you can quit smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to quit for good? It’s never too late to quit smoking. Get local support from @lancsquitsquad and join thousands quitting smoking this October! 

SUPPORT & ACTION PHASE :

Now more than ever, ahead of flu season, is the time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier. You can do this with telephone support for @lancsquitsquad and 24/7 online support from #MyQuitRoute

Smoking damages the lungs and airways, making it harder to breathe. Each cigarette fills our lungs with toxins which harm the immune system and leave us more vulnerable to infections, such as influenza. Quit now with @lancsquitsquad Call 0800 328 6297 

It’s never too late to quit – stopping smoking brings immediate benefits to health, including for people with an existing smoking-related disease. Why wait, quit now with @lancsquitsquad Call 0800 328 6297 or register at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk 

We know we’re stronger together. Join @lancsquitsquad and all the people who have already quit smoking this year, to feel better, save money and to breathe easier. Call 0800 328 6297 #Stoptober 

 

For the information and support you need to quit smoking for #Stoptober, contact @lancsquitsquad on 0800 328 6297 register at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk and download #MyQuitRoute Research shows that if you can make it to 28 days smokefree, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good

There is so much support available to you this #Stoptober Telephone support from @lancsquitsquad 24/7 digital support via #MyQuitRoute Some community pharmacists provide stop smoking support and you can access @Stoptober range of free quitting support at https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/

Did you know that 8 hours after smoking your last cigarette, your oxygen levels are recovering and harmful carbon monoxide in the blood is reduced by half. It’s time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier. Quit now with @lancsquitsquad Call 0803286297 #Stoptober

48 hours after smoking your last cigarette, your body will have flushed out all the carbon monoxide and your lungs will be clearing out any nasty mucus. Start your quit journey today Call 0800 328 6297 or register at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk #Stoptober

72 hours after smoking your last cigarette, breathing will feel easier and you’ll feel more energetic. Start your quit journey today Call 0800 328 6297 or register at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk #Stoptober

3 to 9 months after smoking your last cigarette your lungs will be working 10% better – so less coughing and wheezing. Start your quit journey today Call 0800 328 6297 or register at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk #Stoptober

A 20-a-day smoker can save an average of £11.17 a day, £78.19 a week, £335.10 a month and £4,077.05 a year by stopping smoking so why wait? Call @lancsquitsquad on 0800 328 6297, register at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk and keep track of what you are saving by downloading #MyQuitRoute

Did you know that over the last ten years the cost of tobacco in the UK has increased by 90%? Give yourself a pay rise – the financial benefits of quitting smoking are immediate. Call @lancsquitsquad on 0800 328 6297 register at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk