Ramadan is the most sacred month in Islam and a time when Muslims refrain from eating or drinking from dusk until dawn as a way of practicing patience, humility, sacrifice and self-restraint.
The last 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on all of us including smokers. However, smokers are more likely to develop more severe disease from the COVID-19 virus than non-smokers.
Stopping smoking has immediate benefits to your physical health and in the long-term will significantly reduce your chances of developing many illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, COPD, stroke and cancer. While quitting can feel stressful in the short-term new research shows that mental health improves six weeks after quitting.
Newham’s Stop smoking service is offering a range of support to Muslim smokers who may be thinking about using Ramadan to kick the habit for good. If you want to make Ramadan your time to stop smoking, come along to one of our weekly online drop-in information session. Taking place every Thursday from 8 April, the Zoom sessions run between 11.30am to 12.30pm.
You can join using the details below.
Newham Stop Smoking Service Zoom Drop in Sessions
Meeting ID: 831 2610 3540
For more information on the Newham Stop Smoking service, go to www.newham.gov.uk/stopsmoking