Why is Ramadan a good time to quit?

As smokers taking part in Ramadan will not be lighting any cigarettes during the daylight hours, we think it’s the perfect time to take it one step further and quit for good!

On the first week of fast, June 21st will be the longest day of the year in the UK with over 16 hours of daylight. With over half a day of not smoking already completed at this point, the health benefits visible in an early quit will already be apparent to those taking part in the fast. Your blood pressure will have returned to a normal rate, and the nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your body will have already reduced by half.

Due to the fact fasting changes a person’s usual habits, it can be the perfect environment to help you stop smoking. Disassociation of smoking to certain activities can be the hardest part about quitting smoking. The way of overcoming this can be to change your daily routine - something which you will already be doing during Ramadan.

If you decide to take an extra step this Ramadan and stop smoking for good, we are here to support you. We think it could be a fantastic opportunity to fully feel the financial and health benefits of quitting!

Our bi-lingual advisors who can also speak Urdu, Punjabi and Gujarati are available on 0800 612 0011 from 9am - 9pm every weekday, or you could pop into one of our quit shops around Yorkshire. Find your nearest location here: http://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/clinics

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