Everybody knows that smoking is bad for you but it isn’t easy to stop smoking, as it is so addictive. There are a number of alternative options that are available to help people to curb their addiction and one of the more successful alternatives is to use an e-cigarette.
Whilst they still contain nicotine (the bit that people are addicted to) some of the other harmful stuff that goes into cigarettes is removed. Whilst it is too early to fully understand the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes compared to real cigarettes, some reports claim that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco and could help smokers to quit.
Why Should You Try E-Cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are now the number one quitting aid in England and are also said to not have the same harmful effects on the environment (e.g. passive smoking). With this in mind, if you are trying to quit smoking then this could be the ideal solution to help you make that break away from your smoking habit.
Smoking tobacco has so many health implications. It is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England and 1 out of 2 smokers will die from a disease related to smoking. Smoking causes problems related to circulation, heart problems such as heart disease, heart attack or stroke and also weakens your stomach, making it more liable to cancer and ulcers.
Many smokers will develop problems in their lungs, mouth and throat and even their bones become weaker. Furthermore, it is said that smoking ages a person’s skin by around 10-20 years!
As well as all of the health concerns, there are lots of other reasons that people choose to give up smoking every day. Hygiene is a significant factor; smoking has an unpleasant smell and leaves smokers with bad breath. It also causes yellowing of fingers and teeth and is regarded by most non-smokers to be an unpleasant smell to be around.
Smokers who have partners that do not smoke will usually find it easier to quit than smokers whose partners also smoke. If your partner smokes and you are trying to give up, then suggest that you do it together for moral support. It is more tempting to go back to smoking if you are constantly being reminded of smoking.
Try these Techniques to Quit Smoking
Try a vape pen out and see whether it can help you to quit. You will also find that it works out a lot cheaper to vape than it does to buy cigarettes. If you think about how much you spend per year on smoking and think about what you could have spent that money on instead, that should be a good incentive for you.
Try giving yourself a reward when you have calculated how much you have saved. That could be a new pair of shoes after a month or you could probably pay for holiday after a year of giving up the expensive habit of smoking.
Giving up is always going to be tough but with the alternatives that are now available, this is the best time for people to succeed at quitting.