Three Popular Ways to Quit Smoking Today

Are you trying to quit smoking cigarettes? It is very difficult to quit smoking. According to the Office For National Statistics, 13.5% of adults (5.5 million) smoke cigarettes. This statistic was published in the first quarter of 2020. By the end of the year, Office For National Statistics found only the rate of adult smokers in the UK had dropped to 12.1%, or approximately 4.9 million adults. Many smokers are choosing to quit for various personal and health-related reasons. You may have tried to quit smoking in the past, but have not found success. Here are three methods that can help you quit smoking cigarettes.

  1. Nicotine Patches

Nicotine patches can be bought over the counter or prescribed by a physician. You can buy them at your local pharmacy or supermarket. The NHS Stop Smoking Service has also made them available at a lower rate; however, you may need to buy them at a specific pharmacy when using this program.

Before buying nicotine patches, you should determine which dosage is best for you. Someone that smokes two packs of cigarettes daily will need a higher dosage than someone that smokes half a pack of cigarettes daily. You should follow all the manufacturer’s instructions. In some cases, patches can be cut in half or quarters while you taper. Nicotine patches can easily be concealed. Generally, users will apply them to their arms. If you have further questions or concerns, you should only get advice from a licensed medical professional.

  1. Vapour

Like nicotine patches, e-cig juice is available in various strengths. A 24-mg e-juice is recommended for those who smoke more than a pack of cigarettes daily, while a 6-mg is recommended for those who smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day. It can be hard to quit smoking because of the physical habit of smoking. You are used to putting a cigarette to your mouth, inhaling, and exhaling. The act of smoking is addictive. Other methods such as nicotine patches remove this habit altogether. With a vaporiser, you can still inhale and exhale smoke; however, you can gradually lower the nicotine dosage until you are ready to quit altogether.

  1. Gum

Like nicotine patches, you can buy nicotine-infused gum over the counter at your local pharmacy or supermarket. Nicotine gum will help you quit smoking like patches and vapour by reducing the withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine gum is available in different strengths. You can buy a lower-strength nicotine gum or cut the piece of gum in sections such as halves or quarters.



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