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QUIT4october

QUIT4october™ is a month-long initiative run in October and is dedicated to helping people to quit smoking with the support of their healthcare professional.

The QUIT4october campaign is being piloted in four areas across Australia including Ryde (New South Wales) and three regional areas; Ballarat (Victoria), Toowoomba (Queensland), Dubbo (New South Wales).

QUIT4october aims to encourage people who are attempting to quit smoking to discuss a personalised program with their healthcare professional to support them to quit smoking Research shows best practice for quitting smoking is with the support of your local healthcare professional and the use of medical treatment if you are addicted to nicotine. In addition, research shows people who achieve their goal of being smoke free for 31 days are at least 5 times more likely to quit smoking permanently than they were at the start of the 31 days. This is a result of recovering from the most severe cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Smoking remains the single greatest preventable cause of death and disability in Australia. Each year, smoking kills around 15,000 Australians with two in every three lifelong smokers dying prematurely from their habit. People who smoke lose three months of life expectancy each year they smoke after the age of 35 and on average will live 10 years less than individuals who don’t smoke.

You can sign up for QUIT4october now. The program will run from 1 October – 31 October 2015.

Please note: any cost for consultation/s with your healthcare professional and/or treatment is the responsibility of the individual.

Register online at the QUIT4october website.

The QUIT4october™ pilot program is an Active in Ryde partnership program, championed by Lung Foundation Australia with the support of the City of Ryde.

Date & Time

Thursday 01 October 2015 / 9.00AM - Saturday 31 October 2015 / 5.00PM

Contact

City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222
Website: Quit4october

Location

Various Locations, Ryde 2114 View Map

-33.812492, 151.104731
Various Locations, Ryde New South Wales 2114

Various Locations, Ryde 2114

Last updated on 24 September 2015