It was backed by numerous celebrities, charities, health organisations and businesses with the sole aim of getting people suffering from a dangerous addiction to rid nicotine from their lives.But how did Stoptober go for you? And what now?
Quitting smoking is a serious challenge no matter who you are or however committed you might be, so if you have made it through the whole month without touching a cigarette, cigar or perhaps even your pipe – then a huge congratulations from all of us here at Express Pharmacy.
The likelihood is that you have employed a number of techniques to keep you on the straight and narrow during this period. Whether it’s smoking cessation medication, hypnotherapy, finding other forms of entertainment or taking up another habit such as chewing gum, you’ve hopefully now found a sense of achievement from having conquered that initial addiction – and overcome perhaps the biggest hurdle.
Staying smoke free and making quitting a habit for lifeAs trusted community pharmacists we have discussed smoking addiction many times with our customers. And there are a number of helpful techniques that can be tried to ensure that quitting smoking becomes a lifelong commitment.
If you feel you need a little help turn Stoptober into a smokefree future, here are our 3 top tips:
- Use your newfound wealth to buy something nice
- Find a new way to fill your time
- Get your pulse racing
Feel you need a bit more help to quit smoking? Consult one of our pharmacists today about smoking cessation treatments.