The Scottish Government recently carried out a survey on smoking that revealed that more than 69% of smokers want to quit. They interviewed more than 9,000 people to reach the conclusion.
The main parameters of the survey were public health, mental health and frequency of cigarette consumption. Public Health Minister Michael Matheson said that more than 8,000 people lose their lives due to it.
In Britain, it is one of the problems which are preventable. Therefore, he has urged Britons to be determined to leave this habit with advent of New Year. There are facilities available in the NHS which would help them to quit smoking.
Mr. Matheson, said, “It's estimated that around a quarter of all deaths in Scotland are attributable to smoking. We must therefore do all we can to emphasise the many benefits - both health and financial - of stopping smoking”.
If one does want to take the help of the NHS, then there are several other ways by which they could leave the habit. The Government is doing what it can do best on its part, but the best effect could only be seen if this task is adopted at intrapersonal level.
The Scotland Government has adopted some measures, such as banning smoking in public places and announcing campaigns, which could restrict people under the age of 18 from getting attracted towards smoking. Matheson said these measures have helped them but not to desired extent.
For this, they would be launching a nationwide campaign in which they would be highlighting the benefits of quitting smoking, and the support they would get for doing it.
There is no doubt that quitting smoking is not as easy as deemed. For quitting, a burning determination is very important along with a well strategized plan.