A lot of us are hooked on something. A favourite TV show, a good bar of chocolate, going diving and so on. Most of us have our addictions and then move on, and most are harmless. When it comes to smoking though, despite the fact that smokers often claim smoking helps them manage stress and calm themselves down, cigarettes are not good for us in any way. But quitting is not easy and all around the world are smokers who would rather not be smoking but have not had success when they try to stop.
A global killer
More people know that smoking is not good for them than ever before, but people are still trying it, and then getting stuck because it is so easy to become addicted. In the US over 480,000 deaths a year are caused by smoking. That amounts to one in five deaths. In the UK more than 100,000 deaths a year. In Australia, it is about 24,000 a year and is the leading cause of preventable deaths. Almost 2000 deaths are caused by smokers creating secondhand smoke affecting the people around them.
People focus a lot on the nicotine in the cigarettes and while that is what you are addicted to it is not the only thing in them that is bad for you. Over 4800 chemicals including tar and carbon monoxide. Diseases include lung issues, pneumonia, bronchitis, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and many types of cancer. Cigarettes shorten the lifespan, smokers tend to live 15 years less than non-smokers. Roll-ups are worse as they have more nicotine and chemicals than those factory-made.
One of the problems you need to work your way through is the symptoms of withdrawal so you need to know what you are going to do when the fatigue, the headaches and so on start. Gum, patches, e-cigarettes are ways you can deal with nicotine cravings. You might experience things like flu, chest pain, mood swings, constipation, anxiety and more. How intense they can vary from one person to another. Drink a lot of water, eat a healthy diet, find something you like to do in the form of exercise and this will help get you through.
Many methods to try
There are a lot of methods, the quit smoking industry is a big one nowadays! As well as using e-cigarettes and so on there are other things you can do. Distract yourself when you want to smoke, see a therapist, take a yoga class. Distractions are a good way to find something else to do with your hands. Instead of picking up a cigarette pick up colouring pencils and an adult colouring book! You can also see your doctor as there are medications to help quit that you could try. You can also try the nicotine free tabacco.
Visit your nearest vape store like Shosha. Shosha is the biggest vape store chain in New Zealand and the fastest growing brand in Australia. The store stocks and sells products from the leading brands from all over the world. So if you want a Vaporesso or say vape shed then just head to this local vape store and shop for products that interest you.