Smoking is terrible for your health, but it is also highly addictive, so it means once you start, it is hard to give up. However, there are several cessation tools that you can use to help you stop smoking and start on the road to a smoke-free life. The best tool for you will depend on your preferences, and below, you will find some of the various ones available that you can try without a prescription from your doctor. Select which one you think will work best for you and give it a try, and you may be able to stop smoking for good and help improve your overall health.
Vaping is one of the most popular cessation tools worldwide, and there are many different devices available to buy. There is also a wide variety of e-juice you can vape packed full of flavours, including some stranger concoctions. A basic starter kit can cost you less than £20, and it is best to try with one of these kits first before moving on to more complicated vaping devices. You can purchase your e-liquid in various nicotine strengths and slowly reduce the nicotine level until you no longer feel the cravings that nicotine can give you.
Nicotine patches are also an excellent way to control your addiction and help you to stop smoking. They are also much safer than vaping as there is still research required on the long-term effects of vaping. The patches are available in varying strengths, and they can last for 16 hours or more. You stick the patch to any area of your body, and it releases nicotine that is absorbed through your skin and enters your system. Apply your patch before you get dressed, and you are good to go for the rest of the day and can stay smoke-free.
Many people who give up smoking need something to do with their hands and mouth, so they do not think about their smoking habit. An excellent way to combat this is to try nicotine gum which you can purchase from supermarkets and pharmacies across the country. You can get nicotine gum in different strengths, and when you feel an urge or craving coming on, pop a piece of gum in your mouth and start chewing. The gum releases nicotine into your system quickly, and you will soon find that your cravings start to subside.
Nicotine Throat & Nasal Sprays
If you prefer, there are also sprays that you can get, which you apply directly into your mouth or your nose. As with the other cessation tools, they are available in different strengths so you can wean yourself off nicotine and start to live smoke-free. You may wish to try these before investing in them, as they are not suitable for everyone. Some people do not like the taste or spraying liquid in their mouths or nose. However, some people have a lot of success with using this method to give up smoking for good.