Be a success story this Stoptober
It's Stoptober - the perfect time to quit smoking, get healthier and start saving money too. If you're ready to kick the habit then get in touch with Live Life Better Derbyshire and join a FREE stop smoking clinic.
Live Life Better Derbyshire offers dedicated support for when you're ready to quit smoking for good. Our friendly, knowledgeable advisors will take you through every step of your quitting journey.
We offer one to one support, group and telephone support as well as advice on stop smoking medications and which will be best for you.
To find out if you can benefit from our free, local stop smoking service then take part in our short, online self assessment here. Or call 0800 085 2299.
My Quit Route
If you're trying to quit smoking this Stoptober then why not download Derbyshire County Council's FREE My Quit Route app? It's designed to help you kick the habit for good.
My Quit Route will help you to set your quit date. Then it will prepare you for this date by encouraging you to change how you think about smoking so you won't feel deprived when you stop as well as helping you to focus on what is really motivating you to go smoke-free.
Find out more, and download the app, online here. https://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/services/digital-and-online-health-apps/online-health-apps.aspx
What happens when you quit?
The sooner you quit, the sooner you'll notice changes to your body and health. Look at what happens when you quit for good.
After 20 minutes
Check your pulse rate, it will already be starting to return to normal.
After 8 hours
Your oxygen levels are recovering, and the harmful carbon monoxide level in your blood will have reduced by half.
After 48 hours
All carbon monoxide is flushed out. Your lungs are clearing out mucus and your senses of taste and smell are improving.
After 72 hours
If you notice that breathing feels easier, it's because your bronchial tubes have started to relax. Also your energy will be increasing.
After 2 to 12 weeks
Blood will be pumping through to your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved.
After 3 to 9 months
Any coughs, wheezing or breathing problems will be improving as your lung function increases by up to 10%.
After 1 year
Great news! Your risk of heart attack will have halved compared with a smoker's.
After 10 years
More great news! Your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved compared with a smoker's.
Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:42 by Loran Stonehouse