Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Cigarette smoking is highly addictive. It harms every organ inside the smoker’s body. Its smoke is dangerous and it leads to serious illnesses such as cancer, stroke, heart and lung diseases, diabetes, and more. It also increases the risk of tuberculosis, eye diseases, and problems of the immune system.

Secondhand smoke, which is the smoke that has been exhaled by the smoker is even more harmful to the people around. It does not only affect adults, but it increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, and slowed lung growth; among children.

More and more smokers are realizing these negative effects which is why they want to quit. But quitting isn't that easy, so let me share you a few tips :

Find Your Reason

Motivation is the key to get anything started. A powerful personal reason is needed so you could quit. First, you have to think of the benefits to you and your family. Quitting means protecting your family from secondhand smoke and lowering your chance of getting sick. Health is wealth and that is a strong reason to outweigh the urge to light up.

Have a strong support system
You need to tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They are the ones who will encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. Joining a support group can offer you emotional comfort and moral support as they share the same experience as yours. Having a counselor, whom you can talk to openly and share about your feelings honestly is also a very good option. 

Seek professional help

Smoking is an addiction that hooks the brain on nicotine. Without it, you’ll go through withdrawal which may affect your mood, deplete your energy or give you headaches. The craving for “just one drag” is tough, but nicotine replacement therapy can curb these urges. Nicotine Replacement Therapy which includes using smoking alternatives such as nicotine pouches improves your chances of success to stop smoking.

What are these nicotine pouches and how does it help people who wish to stop smoking? These are Smokeless nicotine products in white pre-portioned pouches that do not contain tobacco. A pouch is put between the upper lip and gum and leaves it there while the nicotine and taste are being released, thus no combustion is involved unlike in smoking. These pouches are legal in the UK, and it comes in different flavors and brands. Studies showed that using nicotine pouches can increase the chance of quitting smoking by 55%.


These are only a few tips that might help you stop smoking. Remember each time you would light up a stick, that it is not only your body that is ruined but the whole community and you would not want to be the reason for someone's misery. 


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