Ramadan is an annual Islamic month of fasting, prayer, worship, spirituality, reflection for 29 to 30 days in which smoking, eating, drinking and the use of tobacco products are strictly forbidden during fasting hours. If you are a smoker, it can be very challenging during the month of Ramadan especially during the fasting period and you may experience a drop in nicotine levels and be tempted to smoke heavily after breaking your fast.
Local Support to quit
During the Ramadan period many smokers take this opportunity to stop smoking and have engaged with their local stop smoking service so that they can get the right support through this life changing habit. Our stop smoking specialists are here to help you choose the right stop smoking medications and get the right support, so when you break your fast you can avoid reaching for that cigarette which contains 7000 plus chemicals and instead make that healthy decision to avoid lighting up. Did you know that if you stop smoking for 28 days then you are four times more likely to stay smokefree for life?!
If you are fasting for Ramadan and you are a smoker this could be an ideal opportunity for you to quit the habit for good. Yorkshire Smokefree is here to support you as we know stopping smoking is one of the biggest major changes you can take to ensure a better quality of life.
The health benefits of quitting
There are many health benefits in stopping smoking, these include:
• Having more energy
• Improved sense of smell and taste
• Breathing feels easier
• Improved circulation
• Your oxygen levels improve
• Body detox of chemicals from cigarettes
The money that you save from stopping smoking can be used to treat yourself or to donate to a charity of your choice.
You may even inspire your family, friends, loved ones and observers in your local communities to quit alongside you and achieve a healthier lifestyle, better lung capacity, save money and practice increased impulse control.
We will be running an evening telephone clinic every Monday from 6pm to 8pm, please call the Wakefield Stop Smoking Service on 019214 252174 / 07767 008956 or visit our website https://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/users.
It’s never too late to stop smoking so why not make Ramadan your first step in becoming smokefree!