AS THE NIGHTS GET LONGER AND WEATHER COOLS OFF WE START THINKING ABOUT HALLOWEEN, BONFIRE NIGHT AND CHRISTMAS; THEY AREN’T THAT FAR AWAY NOW! IN ONE LAST PUSH TO GET SOME OF THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS SORTED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, OCTOBER OFFERS TWO OPTIONS WITH STOPTOBER AND GO SOBER FOR OCTOBER. SO IF YOU WANT TO QUIT SMOKING OR DRINK LESS, THIS MONTH HAS GOT YOU COVERED!
Your clients also benefit from participating in these events. If they quit smoking and/or drinking they’ll certainly benefit from a healthier lifestyle. In the UK lung cancer accounted for 13% of all cancer cases and was the most common cause of cancer death in 2016(1).
Sadly, alcohol-specific deaths are on the rise. In 2017, 7,697 people died from alcohol-specific causes, the highest level of deaths since 2008. Deaths among women were the highest in 10 years (8 deaths per 100,000) while deaths among males are nearly double that (16.8 per 100,000)(2).
Whilst you can’t predict what happens to your clients, you can predict how they can cope financially in the aftermath of an accident, illness or death. Don’t leave your clients without discussing their plans if the unexpected should happen to them. Being prepared is the key to being protected!
Use these nationally publicised campaigns to make sure protection is on the agenda at every client meeting.
For more information about protection contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/ cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/lung-cancer
2. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/04/ alcohol-related-deaths-among-uk-women-highest-rate-10-years
Go Sober Information: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/ campaigns/6-stoptober/overview
Stoptober Information: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/ quit-smoking/stoptober/