Smokers in Liverpool have been warned of a major change coming to the city.
A recent study has labelled Liverpool the fourth most motivated city to quit smoking, with the region aiming to become smoke-free by 2033.
The pledge comes during the month-long ‘Stoptober’ campaign, where many people attempt to go the full month of October without smoking. Those who complete the 28-day pledge are estimated to be 5 times more likely to quit smoking for good.
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Health experts The Independent Pharmacy have conducted a data review to see which UK cities are the most motivated to quit smoking, and the best environment for people looking to leave tobacco behind-with Liverpool taking the fourth spot.
The study reviewed each city's search volume for quitting smoking phrases, the year each city council has pledged to become a "smoke-free city", the percentage of the population who have never smoked and the percentage difference between current smokers and ex-smokers to represent the population's actionable and positive changes to quit smoking.
Liverpool was pipped to the podium on motivation to quit smoking by York, London, and Newcastle-who took the top spot.
Across the UK, the NHS sees 506,100 hospital admissions attributable to smoking, the ‘Stoptober’ campaign is attempting to help reduce this number.
Stoptober is a month-long campaign to help those who want to quit smoking start their journey to becoming smoke-free through community support, health resources and increased awareness on the dangers of smoking.
Liverpool has pledged to become a ‘smoke-free city’ by 2033, a pledge which if kept will see the city become only the fifth ‘smoke-free city’ in the country.
Health experts The Independent Pharmacy, who provide stop smoking guides, medical advice, and support, have conducted this data review to see which UK cities are the most motivated to quit smoking and provide the best environment for helping smokers break away from the habit.
The study took a holistic view to uncover the locations best suited to supporting individuals looking to quit smoking, by assessing the population’s attitude to quitting smoking and the local authorities stance on progressing as a “smoke-free” city.
For those looking to quit smoking, you can find out more information HERE.