Guide To The Stoptober 28-Day Stop
There are many good reasons to stop smoking: health, money, pregnancy, or many issues such as bad breath, stained fingernails or finding a smoking-friendly space. Whatever your motivation to stop smoking, strong cravings for nicotine, a highly addictive component of tobacco products, can make the urge hard to fight.
Read on to explore our guide to stop smoking for the Stoptober 28 day challenge and find out how can you stop smoking easily and permanently this Stoptober.
Reasons To Give up Smoking
There are many benefits to giving up smoking like a better sense of smell, a better ability to taste food, stain-free fingernails, increased exercise capacity and a good smell of your breath, hair and clothes.
In the long-term, stopping smoking reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and certain types of cancers– lung, mouth, throat, voice box (larynx), bladder, esophagus, and kidney.
Stop Smoking Alternatives
Numerous stop-smoking aids can help smokers. Here are some suggested alternatives for you when you have the urge to smoke.
- Nicotine patches
- Nicotine gum
- Nicotine lozenge
What Are The Smoking Triggers?
Smoking triggers are those feelings you get throughout the day that make you want to smoke.
Many people smoke when they have intense emotions. Here are some common smoking triggers:
- Have coffee, tea or alcohol.
- Finishing a meal.
- Feeling stressed, worried, anxious, bored, or sad.
- Working or looking for a job.
- Celebrating or having fun.
How to Handle Your Cigarette Cravings
Cigarette cravings are the symptom you will deal with when you attempt to stop smoking. Here are some activities to take your mind off smoking especially when you have a craving.
- Take a walk
- Exercise - can help relieve stress
- Take a catnap
- Check some errands off your to-do list
- Do a little therapeutic home cleaning
- Take a relaxing shower or soothing bath
What You Can Replace Smoking With
There are many things you can replace smoking with like eating, running, exercise, coffee, and water. These options are not perfect, but they are worth a try to see if they work for you.
Vaping is another alternative, but it still has its side effects and is not a perfect solution to stop smoking. Vaping still contains nicotine which is a harmful and highly addictive substance.
Why Is it so hard to stop smoking?
If you’ve tried to stop before, you know it’s not easy to give up smoking. There are a few reasons why stopping smoking can be hard:
- Nicotine dependence or addiction
- Removing a ‘relaxation’ tool
- Difficulty in letting go of a daily ritual
- Changing social interactions.
Dinner Lady E-Liquids
At Vape Dinner Lady, we can offer you Disposable Vapes and Vape Kits. We offer lots of different nicotine strengths in our e-liquids. Depending on how much you smoke higher strengths may be more helpful to you. Disposables are designed for first time vapers in mind due to them being prefilled with E-Liquid and fully charged straight out the box.
We also offer Shortfills which contain no nicotine, but they can have Nic Shots added dependent on your preference. Remember that different types of E-Liquids/ Vape Juices require different types of devices for example with the previously stated Shortfills it is best to use them with Box Mods. Pen and Pod devices are designed to suit 50:50 E-Liquids, on our website this includes standard 50:50s and Nic Salts. Box Mods are designed for 30:70 E-Liquids, we sell 30:70 10ml bottles and 30:70 Shortfill 50ml bottles.
If you would like to find out more about E-Liquids and devices then read this blog here.