Health: Why it’s good to give up!

WE’RE ALL AWARE THAT SMOK­ING AND DRINK­ING TOO MUCH AL­CO­HOL ARE BAD HABITS, BUT THERE’S LOTS OF SUP­PORT OUT THERE TO HELP YOU STOP, EX­PLAINS DR EL­LIE CAN­NON

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Oc­to­ber is a good month to quit un­healthy habits, as two re­ally im­por­tant health ini­tia­tives are hap­pen­ing. Stop­to­ber is Pub­lic Health Eng­land’s chal­lenge to quit smok­ing for a month, while Go Sober For Oc­to­ber is a fundrais­ing chal­lenge by Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port. Which one will boost your health, now and in the long-term? If you can stop smok­ing for 28 days, you are five times more likely to quit for good. The beauty of try­ing the 28-day chal­lenge is that it feels achiev­able to con­cen­trate on quit­ting just for four weeks – but, once they hit the tar­get, many quit­ters keep go­ing, build­ing on their suc­cess. Sign up to the Stop­to­ber 2017 daily emails for sup­port, or down­load the Stop­to­ber app.

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