Stoptober

Ten Tips to Help you Quit Smoking this Stoptober

Wondering what Stoptober is and how Vape Cargo can help you quit smoking? Here are the answers you need!

Did you know that the first Stoptober challenge in 2012 helped eight thousand people quit smoking permanently? Stoptober is a government-initiated campaign run for four weeks to help smokers kick the habit. Research shows that it takes 21 days to build or quit a habit. So if you don’t give in for 28 days, you are five times more likely to quit for good. 

As a regular smoker, you probably must have heard of Stoptober. Or maybe you tried having a go at it some few years back and want to give it another try. Regardless, even if this is your first attempt, Vape Cargo has the right tips to help you quit smoking for good!

For starters having a group of people going through the same thing helps provide support and motivation. Stoptober is the largest “quit smoking” event in the country, and being a part of the community of quitters makes this challenge more fun and achievable.

We know that quitting is not easy, but you can improve your chances of quitting by following these ten tips:  

  1. Download an App

Apps are a great way to stay motivated. We recommend the NHS Quit Smoking app. It allows you to track progress (how many cigarettes you haven’t had), the amount of money you have saved and your health progress. 

  1. Invest in a Vaping Kit

Managing your cravings is tedious and sometimes a sheer test of your willpower! Cut yourself some slack and invest in a vaping starter kit. E-cigarettes are similar to NRT and can help reduce cravings by nicotine withdrawal. They are healthier than cigarettes. There have been countless studies that provide evidence on how vaping successfully helps quit smoking. It brings positive results at a faster rate than NRTs.  

  1. Use NRTs

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is another way to regulate your cravings and keep your nicotine withdrawal symptoms under control. It delivers nicotine to your body without the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke. NRTs reinforce your commitment to quitting smoking by easing your symptoms. NRT products include patches, gum, tablets, nasal and mouth sprays and inhalators.  

  1. Replace Smoking with Exercise 

Exercising can help relieve cravings while simultaneously reinforcing your new commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Exercising is not synonymous with spending hours at the gym. It could be something as simple as running or a 5-minute walk or stretch. These activities help your brain create anti-craving chemicals. 

  1. Find “Stop Smoking” Support 

Have a friend or family join you in this challenge will make it easier to see it through. You can also find support from your local stop smoking services (provided by NHS). Expert help and advice increase your chances of successfully quitting by four times!

  1. Give Yourself Reasons To Quit Smoking 

Make a list of reasons for wanting to quit smoking.  Write them down and read back to pivot your focus and see this challenge through. Keeping a tangible reminder of why you made this decision is excellent as an extra bit of support. 

  1. Keep Your Hands Busy 

You are bound to get restless, but that okay. Keep your hands busy with activities like drawing or writing or invest in a puzzle. 

Again, here e-cigarettes (vaping) can be of help. They can recreate your subconscious need for a cigarette in your hand. 

  1. Delay that Cigarette

Whenever you feel your cravings overwhelming you, tell yourself to wait 5-10 minutes. Use these minutes to distract yourself. Likewise, you can keep pushing the timings back slowly and eventually, you’ll quit the habit altogether. You can also try going to a public smoke-free zone. These simple tricks are handy and essential in combatting your tobacco cravings. 

  1. Find Support Online 

Not to exaggerate, but the vaping community is excellent to become a part of if this is your first attempt at the Stoptober challenge. Reading the first-hand experience of people who quit smoking and how they struggled with their cravings and withdrawals is encouraging. You are likely to find tips and tricks that will work for you as well. 

  1. Make a Game Plan 

Make a plan to avoid your triggers. Set a date and stick.to.it! Urges are the strongest in places where you smoked often (parties or bars) or when you’re feeling stressed out. Knowing your triggers will help you avoid setting yourself up for a smoking relapse. 

So there you have it! Ten tips to get you started on your Stoptober challenge. This Stoptober Vape Cargo is offering an offer on spending £25 and a chance to win Vape pens and Nic salts amounting £100. We house kits for beginners that will help you get started on your smoke-free journey. It is a big decision, and we want to be a part of it! Visit our website for affordable kits and make 2021 the year you quit smoking for good!

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