Stop smoking the easy way
People want to give up smoking for all sorts of reasons, most commonly associated with health.
The life expectancy of a smoker in the UK is around 10 years less than that of a non-smoker, and one in two smokers (the NHS estimates 80,000 people per year) die prematurely from smoking-related diseases with many not living past the age of 70.
Anyone who starts smoking tobacco can become addicted to nicotine. Nicotine is a drug that occurs naturally in tobacco and it’s thought to be as addictive as heroin or cocaine.
It is also present in many vapes or e-cigarettes.
So why quit?
It’s not just good for your health, it’s good for your pocket too.
If you smoke just 20 a day, around £12 of your hard-earned money is going up in smoke – every day! That’s £4,380 a year. And over 10 years, even without the cost going up, you’ll have spent £43,800! Just think what you could do with that money instead.
Thinking about health, though, apart from significantly increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke leading to early death, it is the primary cause of many cancers, most notably in the lungs, mouth and throat, and there are plenty of other ill effects too.
And smoking is not discriminatory, any one of those things could happen to YOU if you smoke.
Then there’s all the other effects, like the smell of stale smoke on your clothes or in your home, and the unpleasant smell on your breath, to say nothing of the bad taste in your mouth.
Why is it so hard to quit?
Stopping or cutting back on tobacco causes symptoms of nicotine withdrawal - physical, mental and emotional.
Physically, your body reacts to the absence of nicotine.
Mentally, you are faced with giving up a habit, which means changing behaviour.
Emotionally, it can feel bit like losing your best friend.
Anyone who has smoked regularly for even a few weeks may have withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop smoking. Whilst there’s no danger with nicotine withdrawal, the symptoms may be uncomfortable.
Symptoms usually start within a few hours and peak about two or three days later, and can last a few days to up to several weeks. But they do get better every day that a person stays tobacco-free.
Benefits of stopping smoking
So let’s focus on the benefits of quitting.
The good news is that giving up smoking before you have that heart attack or stroke can normalise all of the risks associated with smoking, given time. Once you’ve been smoke-free for 20 years your risks are reduced to the same level as those of a non-smoker.
And of course, the financial benefit of saving the money. After all, you wouldn't even dream of setting fire to 36 crisp £10 notes every month. Would you?
Because you're worth it
By changing your mindset and thoughts around a habit, you can change a habit which is not only damaging to your your health but is financially draining, and unpleasant for you and the people around you. You can take back control and change your life. You really can.
Are you ready to quit?
So, if you're ready to say NO to tobacco and yes to freedom, book a FREE CONSULTATION HERE. We will have a chat about you and your smoking, so we can decide together the best plan for you.
We are all different, so some people will give up with just one extended session, others may prefer the longer route with two or three shorter sessions. Whichever you decide, the cost is the same.