Blog11 October 2013
Stoptober visits Andrews Sykes Hire London depot
This month a number of determined Andrews Sykes Hire staff have been taking part in ‘Stoptober,’ a brilliant national campaign that aims to encourage smokers to quit the habit for the entire month of October. The campaign supports the principal that if you quit for 4 weeks, you are five times more likely to quit for good. The Charlton Athletic Community Trust who supports the campaign, recently sent two of their advisers to a Andrews Sykes London depot in order to inspire members of the team to actively take part in ‘Stoptober.’
The Stoptober advisers took lung age readings which showed some interesting results! Certain senior members of staff were surprised when they had exceptional readings in comparison to some younger staff members who had smoked for a number of years. Let’s just say it bought out some of the team’s competitive streak!
The success of last year’s campaign resulted in 160,000 people quitting smoking, demonstrating the fantastic level of support and guidance the ‘Stoptober’ campaign offered. Smokers lose on average 16 years of their life compared with non-smokers and 90 per cent of lung cancers are caused by smoking, so if you know someone that needs quit make sure you get them involved!