World No Tobacco Day occurs on the 31st of May every year. It sets out to raise awareness on the dangers that tobacco can have on your health.
If you have a smoking addiction, taking part in No Tobacco Day may seem like a huge challenge. This guide will help you to not only give up smoking for 24 hours - it will help you to stop smoking for good.
How To Stop Smoking
Just like any addiction, the road to quitting smoking is not always an easy one. It takes an immense amount of willpower to squash the symptoms of a nicotine addiction and cut out smoking for good.
While it’s not an easy journey, it’s not impossible. Around 1.3 million smokers successfully quit each year, proving that with the right tips and tricks, you can too!
1. Prescription Medication
Prescription medications provide one of the most effective solutions to help you stop smoking. The most popular medication, Champix, contains an active ingredient called varenicline which works in a variety of ways. It reduces your body’s reliance on nicotine, eliminating all of the nasty withdrawal symptoms associated with smoking. You can buy Champix right here at Express Pharmacy.
2. Go Cold Turkey
You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘cold turkey’ before. It is a quitting method which involves no assistance - you just have to use a lot of willpower to never touch a cigarette again.
While the cold turkey method is possible, many people tend to find that it doesn’t have long-lasting effects. More times than not, smokers will end up straying back towards cigarettes after attempting to go cold turkey.
3. Nicotine Replacements
Nicotine replacements can come in many forms - patches and sprays are the most popular. As nicotine is the most addictive part of a cigarette, these nicotine replacements help to satisfy your cravings without having to inhale any nasty tobacco.
Nicotine replacements are pretty effective at reducing your cravings, but it’s important to remember that they can’t be a long-term solution. You will eventually need to stray away from these products so that you can quit the habit properly. They act as a good stepping stone.
Want More Information?
Looking for more resources to help you with your quitting journey? Check out the two guides below, which will provide you with further information.
If you’re struggling with a smoking addiction and need more assistance, visit your doctor or get in touch with us on 0208 123 0703.