Smokers in Milton Keynes urged to quit for Stoptober
Smokers who take part in the Stoptober Challenge are five times more likely to quit for good. NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is challenging smokers to give it up during October to get on the best track to quitting altogether.
Stopping smoking has a huge number of benefits including clearer skin, better vision, sharper hearing, lower cholesterol, lower cancer risk, stronger bones, preventing emphysema and so many more. The risk of a heart attack declines within just 24 hours of stopping smoking.
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“We want smokers to understand that stopping smoking is one of the best things they can do for their health,” said Dr Nicola Smith, GP and chair of Milton Keynes CCG.
“If you quit for October you are much more likely to quit for good so why not give it a go? Not only will you be feeling the health benefits almost immediately, you could be over £10,000 better off this by time next year.”