Stoptober!

Are you participating in stoptober or considering it? It’s not to late, Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re 5 times more likely to stop for good. Call into reception for a free information leaflet or like our facebook page for a chance to win a FREE sparkle clean with our dental hygienist.

Did you know…

Smoking is by far the most important preventable cause of cancer in the world, accounting for 1 in 4 UK cancer deaths & nearly a fifth of all cancer cases!
Even more staggering is the fact that half of all smokers eventually die from cancer, or other smoking-related illnesses. And a quarter of smokers die in middle age, between 35 and 69.

Making you think twice? Continue reading…
After stopping smoking, how quick will your health improve?…

20 Minutes – Your blood pressure & pulse rate will return to normal.
8 Hours – Nicotine & carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half & oxygen levels return to normal.
24 Hours – Carbon monoxide eliminated from body. Lungs start to clear out mucus & other smoking debris.
48 Hours – There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste & smell is greatly improved.
72 Hours – Your breathing becomes easier, bronchial tubes begin to relax & energy levels increase.
3-9 Months – Coughs, wheezing & breathing problems improve as lung function is increased by up to 10%
5 Years – Risk of stroke falls to about the same as a non-smoker.
10 Years – Risk of lung cancer falls to half of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

Still not convinced? Wonder how much you spend on cigarettes…

2 per day
£0.79 – 1 day
£6.00 – 1 week
£24.00 – 1 month
£288.00 – 1 year
£2884.00 – 10 years

5 per day
£1.97 – 1 day
£14.00 – 1 week
£59.00 – 1 month
£719.00 – 1 year
£7191.00 – 10 years

10 per day
£3.94 – 1 day
£28.00 – 1 week
£118.00 – 1 month
£1438.00 – 1 year
£14381.00 – 10 years

15 per day
£5.90 – 1 day
£41.00 – 1 week
£177.00 – 1 month
£2154.00 – 1 year
£21535.00 – 10 years

20 per day
£7.87 – 1 day
£55.00 – 1 week
£236.00 – 1 month
£2873.00 – 1 year
£28726.00 – 10 years

Now think you could treat yourself with that money instead?! New shoes/ Family holiday/ Decorating the house!