What if all of the motivation and support you needed to quit smoking was at your fingertips? Well, thanks to the latest stop smoking apps, it is. With Stoptober in full swing, here is our round up of the top stop smoking apps for 2017.
Stoptober is an annual event that attracts thousands of participants that pledge to stop smoking for the month of October with the aim of quitting the habit long term. Over one million people have taken part in Stoptober since it was created by Public Health England.
Quitting smoking can be daunting especially if you are a heavy smoker or you have smoked for a number of years. If you are attempting to quit smoking, Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy is an effective method. It involves using two nicotine replacement products simultaneously.
NRT products come in a variety of forms to suit your needs: patches are discreet, nasal sprays offer a quick hit of Nicotine, whereas inhalators offer the motion of a cigarette, which is more helpful to those who miss the action.
If you are trying to quit smoking or attempting to cut down on the number of cigarettes you smoke each day, Nicotine Replacement Therapy could make the process easier. It works by providing your body with a small amount of nicotine to help to keep cravings at bay when you are trying to quit.
Quitting smoking is notoriously difficult especially if you try to go cold turkey. Whether you smoke a packet or more a day or you tend to smoke on social occasions, stubbing out that cigarette for good is quite the challenge. However, there are many products on the market that make the process easier and altogether more manageable.
At the moment e-cigarettes are not licensed as medicines or regulated in the same way as other Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products however, according to a 200 page report written by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Tobacco Advisory Group they have found that electronic cigarettes are ‘beneficial to public health’ and that using them to quit smoking should be ‘widely promoted’.
Green Smoke has withdrawn its products from the UK market to focus on selling in the US. The company is now encouraging customers to see what Nicolites has to offer, including an exclusive deal, available for a limited time only.
According to NHS statistics, 70% of Britons who currently smoke would actually like to give up. However, anyone who's been a smoker and has successfully kicked the habit will know that's easier said than done. Mark Sykes, one of our pharmacists, explains how we become addicted to smoking and the variety of options available to help you quit, for good.