Are you looking for that extra incentive to stub out your last cigarette? Choose a charity you care about, make a JustGiving page and ask your friends and family to support you by donating.
And this month is the perfect time to become an ex-smoker – join the thousands of people taking part in Stoptober, England’s first ever mass-quitting attempt. Research has shown that people who manage to stop smoking for 28 days are much more likely not to start again.
Why did you decide to give up for Stoptober?
I have smoked on and off for 15 years. My six-year-old son, George, has severe asthma and recently we spent six days in hospital because of it. Although I have never smoked around him, after seeing the more recent adverts it lead me to believe that my smoking wasn’t helping him, so with Stoptober coming up I decided it was the perfect time to give it another go.
Why did you choose to fundraise and why did you choose Asthma UK as your charity?
I thought asking for sponsorship would give me an extra incentive not to give in, as I have many times before. We chose Asthma UK because of George’s condition and all of the help and support they give.
And how’s the quitting going?
So far it’s going ok. I’m not going to say it’s easy, because it isn’t, but I’ve found keeping myself busy and walking the dog a little more is helping.
Good luck Kerena! If you’re giving up this Stoptober, why not give yourself an extra incentive to quit? Make a fundraising page and get your friends and family to help you kick the habit.