Have you tried and failed to stop smoking this year?
20th February 2012
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Have you tried to stop smoking as a New Year resolution? Have you gone back to smoking? Quit Now can help you!

Every January, thousands of people in the UK decide to stop smoking for a variety of reasons. It could be for their health, or because of a loved one's nagging. It might be the fact that it has become very inconvenient to smoke at work or while out at the pub, having to stand outside, often on their own. Or it may simply be that cigarettes have become so incredibly expensive - smoking 20 cigarettes a day, at an average of £6.59 per packet, works out at more than £2,400 per year!

Whatever the reason, most people who try to stop smoking do so without getting any help at all, usually by just stopping and trying to overcome their nicotine withdrawal symptoms. They stop sleeping as well as normal, they can become incredibly niggly or argumentative, and their concentration can become terrible. 

For many people, these symptoms are so unpleasant that they find it easier to smoke, and put it down to them having no willpower, or blaming their relapse on someone or something else. They often conclude that it is just going to be too difficult for them to quit.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

At Quit Now, we get a lot of patients who have tried to quit on their own, have found it too difficult and have gone back to smoking. They tell us that it's all too stressful, and that smoking relieves that stress. In reality, when you're smoking, you forget what the difference is between stress and nicotine withdrawal, so you assume that you're stressed, and that having a cigarette makes it easier. In fact, you were simply withdrawing from nicotine and the cigarette you just had topped you back up, making life easier again.

Non-smokers and ex-smokers actually experience lower levels of stress than smokers. That's not to say that ex-smokers don't get stressed! But they don't experience the stress of nicotine withdrawal, or the inconvenience of having to keep popping outside to smoke.

We don't believe in making stopping smoker any more difficult than it needs to be: 

  • We use nicotine replacement therapy and behavioural support to make it much easier for you to stop smoking. 
  • We offer help and advice in your home, your workplace or our clinic (or anywhere else, for that matter)
  • We offer appointment times to suit your busy schedule 
  • Treatment is free (it's on the NHS) so you just pay for your prescriptions, and we even have a way of keeping those costs to a minimum. 

Between us, over our careers, we have helped thousands of people stop smoking, and have some of the very highest success rates in the West Midlands, so why not try stopping with Quit Now?

Call us on 0800 622 6183 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            0800 622 6183      end_of_the_skype_highlighting if you think we can help you.

About the Author

David J

Member since: 17th August 2011

I'm the director of Quit Now. We help people in Walsall to stop smoking.
We offer treatment on the NHS, so you only pay for any prescriptions that we give you.
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