Lancashire smoking quit call after Ramadan

Blackburn Citizen: Lancashire smoking quit call after Ramadan Lancashire smoking quit call after Ramadan

HEALTH professionals in Lancashire are encouraging people to stop smoking during Ramadan, and to continue to quit for good once the religious fasting period is over.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Quit Squad wants to raise awareness of the dangers of both smoking and chewing tobacco.

Manager Julie Trezise said: “Ramadan is a great time to start some healthy habits and get rid of some unhealthy ones such as smoking. Quitting smoking certainly isn't easy, but when people see the real improvements it will make to their life and health, they will want to give it a go as soon as possible.

“Shisha or hookah has grown in popularity especially among young people but they are not always aware of the damage this can have on their health.

“People often think that shisha is less harmful than smoking cigarettes when in fact, one shisha or hookah session contains the same amount of nicotine as 200 cigarettes.”

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8:01pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Graham Hartley says...

"HEALTH professionals in Lancashire are encouraging people to stop smoking during Ramadan, and to continue to quit for good once the religious fasting period is over. "

Such a curious assumption here - that people are susceptible to persuasion during Ramadan, and hence that they will be so after Ramadan. Cod psychology.
"HEALTH professionals in Lancashire are encouraging people to stop smoking during Ramadan, and to continue to quit for good once the religious fasting period is over. " Such a curious assumption here - that people are susceptible to persuasion during Ramadan, and hence that they will be so after Ramadan. Cod psychology. Graham Hartley
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2:13am Sat 5 Jul 14

woolywords says...

I think the message is, if you can fast during the day and not smoke; why not stop smoking altogether?
It just that it's written with the usual gibberish that the NHS use when speaking to people. For instance, National Institute for Clinical Excellence sounds like an organisation for improving things, when in fact, it's the exact opposite of that. Hundreds of patients have died, for the want of essential medicines that are denied them on the grounds of costs.
If that is a standard of excellence, then I'll eat hay with an horse!
I think the message is, if you can fast during the day and not smoke; why not stop smoking altogether? It just that it's written with the usual gibberish that the NHS use when speaking to people. For instance, National Institute for Clinical Excellence sounds like an organisation for improving things, when in fact, it's the exact opposite of that. Hundreds of patients have died, for the want of essential medicines that are denied them on the grounds of costs. If that is a standard of excellence, then I'll eat hay with an horse! woolywords
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