We see many clients who come to us seeking psychological support to help them give up smoking. We all know smoking is bad for our health and many smokers who want to quit start off well. However as tobacco is highly addictive, even people with the strongest desire to give up can find it hard to kick the habit once the withdrawal symptoms begin. This is not a weakness in them, it just demonstrates how addictive smoking really is.
Despite the difficulties people experience when trying to kick the habit, there are a number of things that can increase your chances of success including support.
This month has been renamed 'stoptober' to mark a campaign to get people off cigarettes for the month. It's not too late to join the hundreds of thousands of people who are taking part in the challenge. Sign up today and get your free support pack with lots of tools to help you along the way.
See https://stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk for more details.