Lighting up on the plane – sounds like a terrible idea now. Yet until at least the late 1980s, it was allowed (and even encouraged). The smoking ban hit planes about twenty years before it was enforced in pubs and restaurants here in the UK. However weird you think in-flight smoking would’ve been – trust […]
No matter how much you try to ignore it, there’s no getting away from the fact that cigarette smoking is an incredibly dangerous behaviour, which puts you at risk of all sorts of health complications, both now and in the future.
Many of us struggle to accept the long-term health risks of our smoking habits. We try to ignore the usual threats of lung cancer and heart disease. The effects are largely invisible and part of a future we do not want to think about.
One of the quit smoking quotes I’ve just come across is from American writer Mark Twain: “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” Like a lot of ex-smokers, good old Mark clearly struggled with sustaining the motivation to quit.
Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge led by Public Health England (PHE) that runs throughout the month of October. The government-backed health awareness stop smoking campaign was first launched in 2012, and remains the biggest mass quit attempt in the United Kingdom.