Giving up smoking is most likely one of the most important health choices you'll ever make. Regardless of how many times you have tried to quit in the past what happens in the next few weeks isn't just a test of your will power. To have a good chance of succeeding you need a realistic plan of action. The help and advice available in books, web and your GP makes giving up smoking less of a challenge, but it's true to say that it's still possibly the hardest habit to break.
There are several products on the market to help you stop smoking. These include patches, hypnotherapy, nicotine patches and gum. Recently a Health Trend has been sweeping across the UK and it's electronic cigarettes. Product users of these ground breaking devices claim that it is now possible to enjoy a healthier cigarette without the smoke smell, cancer causing chemicals or the second hand smoke.
Electronic cigarettes can be used with real nicotine cartridges or without nicotine to facilitate the ease of quitting for users desiring to do so. As a heavy smoker of over 20 cigarettes a day I'd started in my early teens and 30 years later I knew smoking wasn't doing me any favours. Through the years I'd tried everything, Zyban, Champix, even hypnotherapy. .
. nothing worked. I'd hated smoking for probably 10 of the 30 years but was addicted and I'd convinced myself I couldn't stop so gave up trying. Nothing could quite fill the space that a cigarette could.
Then I discovered these nicotine delivery devices, shaped to look and designed to behave like cigarettes. You inhale them like a cigarette, blow "smoke" just like a cigarette but with none of the tar or other 4000+ disgusting chemicals that went into my daily habit. The Nicotine content was far lower than a normal cigarette - but I felt like I HAD had a cigarette. I thought I would give them a try and to my amazement it felt like I was smoking.
I could inhale, I could blow smoke rings, I had the taste of a cigarette - amazing. Before I knew it I was no longer smoking any cigarettes and was just using the Nicotine delivery device in their place. The habit I had with cigarettes was completely replaced and I didn't feel like I was missing out. My house and clothes smelt better, people commented on how much healthier I looked and before long I was even reducing my use of the replacement cigarettes.
. . . and more importantly counting how much money I had been saving.
I thoroughly recommend these products and urge you to give them a try. I didn't think they could replace the habit that was killing me but am happy to be proved wrong.