Stoptober’ Campaign 2016 – Helping Smokers Quit!

As October is approaching we are reminding Branches of the national ‘Stoptober campaign’ promoted by Public Health England.  
Public Health England have provided 100 of Royal Mail Group’s largest sites with campaign promotional material on which aims to get Smokers to give up for 28 days during the October Campaign Month. Those who can achieve that target will be 5 times more likely to quit permanently. 
Giving up smoking is not easy, but the benefits are huge: 
» Save Money – You’ll have much more cash in your pocket. If you smoke a packet a day, you could save around £250 each month!
» Boost your health – No matter how long you’ve Smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away.
»Quit for your family – You’re more likely to live longer and have more energy for quality time with your children, family and friends. 
If you don’t smoke, why not try and support and reassure someone who does, remind them of the benefits of giving up.  
If you need support to stop smoking there is lots of guidance on the ‘Stoptober’ Website at: http://www.nhs.uk/OneYou/Stoptober and the RMG ‘Feeling First Class’ Website at: http://www.feelingfirstclass.co.uk. The guidance includes advice on how to suppress the triggers that make you want to smoke and handle cravings.
For more information on wellbeing why not take a look at the ‘Feeling First Class’ Website at; http://www.feelingfirstclass.co.uk (Use the code FFC1 to sign up). The CWU Health Safety and Environment Department are encouraging RMG employee CWU members to ‘Sign-Up’ as a “FFG” Website member in order to utilise all the on-line Health Tools and utilise the full benefits available. 
There are also lots of ideas for ways to support giving up smoking on the Stoptober web page. Visit the following Link:- http://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home.
Yours sincerely
 
Dave Joyce
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer
 
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