It’s almost Stoptober!
So great news for all those people that have been thinking to ‘quit’ smoking for good!
A new study has revealed that not only does giving up smoking improve patients survival prospects after radical treatment for head and neck cancer but the duration of being a quitter really counts! and every year that you have stopped improves protection.
A recent review published in the British journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery looked at the survival and recurrence of cancer with a precise smoking history, It found that the longer the patient had abstained from smoking the healthier they were!
We want to encourage patients to give up smoking so that they have a far better chance of survival.
- People who smoke are SIX times more likely to develop head and neck cancer.
- Current research shows that smokers get more aggressive forms of cancer than non-smokers.
- If you stop smoking for 28 days that you are 5 times more likely to ‘quit’ for good.
- You are 4 times more likely to stop successfully with specialist help.
Stopping smoking is the best thing any smoker can do to improve their quality of life,
If you are consider stopping please contact the stop smoking services: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home?WT.mc_id=search_bing_stoptober_paidSearch&WT.srch=1#uwVhsP5k2sCMpHev.97