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Each year, thousands of people will set stopping smoking as their New Year’s Resolution. But how many of them will succeed?
Out of every 100 people who attempt to stop smoking by going cold turkey, only about four of them will make it past the six-month smoke-free mark.
It is clear that to be successful at stopping smoking you need support and, for many, a replacement form of nicotine, such as vaping.
To help you get off to the best start possible this new year, we share some top tips for making the quitting process easier.
Setting goals can be a great way of keeping you on track and reminding you why quitting smoking is worth the challenges.
Your goals should focus on the date by which you want to quit. This should be set a couple of weeks in advance at a minimum to allow you enough time to research and purchase nicotine replacements, such as vape devices, and seek support and advice from stop smoking organisations.
You can also set yourself goals for why you want to stop smoking, to remind yourself of why it is important to quit. This could be for personal health reasons, due to having children or to support a loved one.
Support from family, friends and others going through the stop smoking journey can be very beneficial for a successful quitting attempt.
Search online for support groups and forums, where people going through the same journey as you will share tips and motivation to help keep you on track.
There are more than 7,000 chemicals in a cigarette, and as a smoker, your body will have become used to them. When you stop smoking, you will feel the absence of these chemicals in your body.
At this time, it is essential you give your body good nutrition, as it can help to reduce the feelings of withdrawal.
We all know that exercise is good for us, but this is never truer than when you are quitting smoking. Aim for around 30 minutes of exercise each day.
Exercise creates endorphins which give us a boost of energy and happiness that can help us to overcome cigarette cravings. Exercise can also be a great distraction from cravings, so try going for a brisk walk for 15 minutes to reduce your desire for a smoke!
Many smokers will smoke at specific times in the day, or during specific activities. For example, you may always have a cigarette with your morning cup of coffee, or when you walk to work.
Once you’ve identified when you are smoking, you can change your routine a bit to remove you from the situations in which you would normally associate with cigarettes. For example, you could try switching from coffee to tea, to remove the desire for a smoke alongside your coffee, or walk an alternate route to work to remove the association with smoking.
One of the most effective ways of quitting cigarettes is to switch to vaping. Public Health England states that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking, with E-Liquid containing 95% less of the cancer-causing chemicals found in cigarettes.
Public Health England also reports that 52% of current vapers have stopped smoking completely. As well as this, there are over one million people who have given up smoking through the use of a vape and then gone on to quit vaping too.
Vaping is so effective because it removes the nicotine withdrawal that causes cravings and relapses. The act of drawing on the vape, inhaling and exhaling the vapour is also very reminiscent of smoking and helps smokers who miss the habitual action of smoking.
Pod devices, like nzo, are a great choice for new vapers who are transitioning from smoking.
nzo is designed to be a small, discreet and easy to use option that provides the vaper with convenience. Pod devices are also an affordable option, especially compared with the price of cigarettes.
Pod devices are the easiest type of vape to use. Unlike vape pens or mods, a pod device does not need an atomiser or a tank. Everything you need is already built into the pod cartridge, which is simply slotted into the nzo device.
If you want to experiment with different flavours, then nzo is ideal for you. The cartridges can be removed and switched with ease, allowing you to swap between E-Liquids, even if you haven’t finished one yet!
The nzo pod device is a mouth-to-lung vape, meaning that the vapour is drawn into your mouth and then into your lungs, similar to how a cigarette is smoked. The familiar method helps to make the switch to vaping a little easier.
Here at nzo, we have a huge range of E-Liquid flavours available for you to try that are compatible with our nzo vape device. Buy your starter pod kit today and get ready to quit smoking this new year!