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A Stop Smoking Aids Comparison

Millions of people in the UK try to stop smoking each year, but that doesn't mean that quitting has become easy. It is true that there are many stop-smoking aids available to those who are ready to quit, but they mean nothing if you don't commit to giving up for good.

There aren't many people who don't know that smoking is bad for you. However, it just never seems to be the right time to quit, not when the demands of everyday life take priority. There are however proven stop-smoking aids to help you beat your addiction.

Select a stop smoking aid

There are a variety of aids available on the market which includes nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medications such as Champix and Zyban.

Nicotine replacement products are available over-the-counter from your local pharmacy and work through reducing nicotine cravings, by supplying your body with nicotine at a lower dosage.

The prescription options do not contain any nicotine, but act on the brain to reduce your nicotine dependency. Studies show that you are 3 to 4 times more likely to quit with a prescription stop smoking aid such as Champix than you are if you quit using willpower alone.

Champix is currently recognised as the most effective prescription stop-smoking treatment available today. When willpower isn't enough it is effective at eliminating the pleasure that comes from tobacco products.

Visualisation techniques

Before choosing any of these stop-smoking aids you must decide on a date when you wish to quit. You can track your progress when using treatment to see if you are on course to achieve your stop-smoking goal.

Keeping a calendar to monitor your progress can be very motivational. It will also ensure that you keep track of when you are using your treatment to ensure you stay the course on your plan.

Find a substitute

Even if you are using one of the aids, cravings can sometimes get the better of you in moments of temptation. Keep sugar-free lozenges at hand in these moments. You can also drink a glass of water, read, take a shower or bath, and brush your teeth or do any other activity that will keep you occupied or that you enjoy. Outdoor activities will help you with distraction and the benefits of exercise. Try joining a sports team or taking your dog for a walk to get out of the house.

Reward yourself

If you're keeping track of your progress, you'll notice how your sense of taste improves by the 5th day of your smoking cessation plan. A practical and rewarding way to motivate yourself and encourage more health benefits is to treat yourself to a meal using the money you would have spent on cigarettes.

The biggest reward you can give yourself is to quit and live a life free of the negative effects of smoking. No more bad odours on your clothes, no more discoloured teeth and no more of the expense of buying cigarettes

To quit in as little as 12 weeks you can buy Champix online from 121doc with convenience following a free online consultation. Your order will be dispatched via next day delivery, and if you live in the London area you may have your treatment in as little as two hours.

Remember that there are many potential side effects when quitting smoking. Be sure to check out our side effects of stopping smoking page to find out more information.

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