Stoptober 2020 - why quit smoking?
Stoptober 2020 is now well underway, and we hope that you have made a great start on your journey to a healthier future! However, if you haven’t yet got round to starting your attempt to quit, or are struggling after the first few days, read on to see why stopping smoking really is one of the best things you can ever do for the sake of your health.
As a smoker, you are at a far greater risk of many diseases. In fact, as indicated below, the list is very long. However, the good news is that in as little as 20 minutes after extinguishing a cigarette, the body is hard at work to rectify the damage that cigarette has done. In the mid-term, as lung function and circulation start to improve, ex-smokers can wave goodbye to breathing problems and see a pick-up in their energy levels, and in the long term they will have a much lower risk of heart disease and lung cancer than their smoking counterparts.
Bearing in mind the body's amazing ability to heal itself, isn’t it worth allowing it that possibility by stopping smoking? You could be significantly lowering your risk of the following:
Lung cancer, Heart disease, Stroke, Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema,
Pneumonia, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, Wheezing & asthma, Breast & other cancers
Depression, Blindness, Snoring, Acid reflux, Autoimmune diseases
Although sobering, this list is not exhaustive. Additionally, if you smoke you are not only putting yourself at risk, but also your nearest & dearest, as passive smoking has a large impact on the health of people around you. It is particularly important not to smoke if you are pregnant as it will have detrimental effects on the development of the foetus, which could also have consequences throughout the child’s life. Mothers who smoke in front of their young children could also be putting them at a higher risk of colic and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
More important than ever....
In these days of Covid-19 it is particularly important not to smoke, as it can lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to the virus, as well as increasing your chances of having complications and a slower recovery if you do happen to catch it. Even the simple action of smoking – constantly putting your hand to your mouth – raises the odds of contracting the virus. 2020 has seen record numbers of smokers kick the habit in the UK and worldwide, conscious of protecting their lungs in the face of a respiratory virus pandemic.
''I know all this, but I still can't stop!''
Of course, most smokers will be well-aware of the dangers, but this knowledge alone may not be enough to break a strong addiction. Many will need the support of those around them – friends, family or an official support group, the challenge of a campaign such as Stoptober, and of course the use of quitting aids, or smoking cessation products.
Acetium can help you to quit smoking by tackling your nicotine dependency, which is one of the biggest challenges faced when stopping smoking. Acetium is an innovative, nicotine-free lozenge which, when taken every time a cigarette is smoked, has been specifically designed to reduce your nicotine dependence step by step until you are ready to quit completely. It works alongside your normal life & routines, gently helping you along the road to a healthier, smoke-free future.
No-one is pretending that this is an easy journey, but if you definitely want to quit smoking for the sake of your health and your family, Acetium can really help you along the way and give you a better chance of quitting for good*.
Very best of luck!
How to quit
If you’ve tried quitting before, you’ll know how hard it can be. Our research shows that on average UK smokers have tried quitting five times.
Acetium is a completely new way to quit smoking. The nicotine-free lozenge works effectively to help you quit smoking while smoking, enabling you to keep stress levels in check and decrease nicotine addiction step-by-step, gradually reducing the pleasure of the smoking experience so that you stop for good.
Learn more about Acetium at https://www.acetium.co.uk/about-acetium.
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*Syrjänen, K. et al. Slow-release L-cysteine (Acetium®) lozenge is an effective new method in smoking cessation. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention. Anticancer Res 2017;37:3639-3648