This year we’re getting behind Stoptober to support people with MS who smoke and want to give up.
The evidence is clearer than ever: smoking can make MS worse. It can lead to bigger lesions and more relapses, and can speed up disability progression. We want to support people with MS – because we know how hard it can be to give up smoking.
What is Stoptober?
Stoptober is a 28 day stop smoking challenge that encourages and supports smokers towards quitting for good. It’s based on the insight that by stopping smoking for 28 days, you’re five times more likely to be able to quit for good.
Stoptober kicks off on 1 October – our MS community will be coming together to provide support and information for people with MS who want to quit.
There’ll be space on our forum for people with MS to share experiences, and support each other. And we’ll be sharing top tips and support on our social media channels and signposting to helpful resources online. You can find out more about Stoptober at nhs.uk/Stoptober
Please share with your members and anyone you know who may want support to give up smoking.
If you have any questions please contact our Campaigns team
This article is taken from Teamspirit - September 220