21 Sep Quit smoking this Stoptober with Smokerlyzer
Bedfont Scientific, based in Maidstone, Kent, encourages people to quit smoking this Stoptober for the chance to win £100 worth of amazon vouchers.
October has become the ideal time for people to quit since Public Health England introduced the 28-day stop smoking challenge known as Stoptober. Last year a record 215,000 people signed up to Stoptober, however, despite the huge interest, recent statistics from ASH show that there are still around 9.6 million adult smokers in Great Britain alone. Bedfont Scientific, manufacturer of the Smokerlyzer® which is used to help people quit smoking, is encouraging people to quit this Stoptober and have their photo taken with the Smokerlyzer®, showing their “green light” photo and use the hashtag #Stoptober for a chance to win £100 in amazon vouchers.
The Smokerlyzer® range is a series of breath carbon monoxide (CO) monitors that measure the harmful amount of CO that is inhaled from smoking, which can show how much a patient has been smoking, giving smoking cessation advisors an idea on the level of dependency that the smoker has. The Smokerlyzer® is quick, non-invasive and also acts as a motivational visual aid with its traffic light system, to encourage the user to quit smoking and to measure their progress whilst doing so.
Bedfont Scientific are celebrating 40 years in business this year and are revered as pioneers in the breath analysis market. Founder, Trevor Smith, created the Smokerlyzer® in 1985, which is also celebrating its 30th birthday in 2016. With over 520,000 units sold since existence, the Smokerlyzer® is one of Bedfont’s most successful exports and can now be found in over 70 countries across the world.
Jason Smith, General Manager at Bedfont Scientific, says, “Every year, around 96,000 people in the UK die from diseases caused by smoking, but the Smokerlyzer® can help people quit and save their lives. Last Stoptober we were amazed at the number of people who quit smoking and proud that our Smokerlyzer® was used to help them. We want to hear the stories of how the Smokerlyzer® is changing people’s lives and encourage more people to quit smoking this year, and so we are holding a competition. For those who wish to quit smoking and enter the competition, simply visit your local stop smoking service for help and send us your “green-light” photos; we will be putting them into a prize draw to win £100 in amazon vouchers.”
For more information on Bedfont’s #Stoptober competition, please visit www.bedfont.com/30yearsofsmokerlyzer.