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
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.