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Tips for Quitting


Like many smokers, you may want to give up but just can’t fight off that niggling feeling when a craving kicks in. Stopping or cutting down on smoking can be difficult but there are some tips to help you on your way!


Before you try to kick your habit, it may help to generate a little motivation! Personal goals respond better to measurable benefits. For example, you can start adding up the money you would usually spend on cigarettes, think about putting it in a savings account and then treat yourself to something special say after a week or month. If there are other people in your household who also smoke, you could think about asking them to quit with you. Many smokers are surprised to learn that each cigarette craving lasts just five-minutes! Still, those seemingly short five-minutes soon turn into a lifetime when you have an addictive itch to scratch. When that five-minute craving kicks in, it can help to find something to distract yourself with. This could be calling a friend for chat, playing a video game, or even going for a jog.

Sometimes you may need a little helping hand when it comes to either stopping or cutting down smoking. Smoking is addictive because of the nicotine it contains, which is why Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can help smokers quit. As nicotine alters the chemicals in your brain, you may find turning away from that rush you experience when smoking is difficult. This is where NRT comes in. The health issues that can arise because of smoking are down to the toxins each cigarette contains—some of which can cause cancer and heart disease. In contrast, NRT allows you to substitute nicotine without exposing yourself to toxins and carcinogens while you steer clear of cigarettes and gather strength in the form of emotional support. NRT can help you soon kiss goodbye to cigarettes and work towards living a nicotine-free life.

As you try to cut down or stop smoking, you could try using products from the NICORETTE® range. For over 30 years, we have been supporting smokers who want to quit or cut down the amount of cigarettes they smoke, and have developed a range of products to help different smokers to reach their personal stop-smoking goals. All of the products are easy to use and are available from your local pharmacy, supermarket or can be purchased online. For example, you could try the NICORETTE® Inhalator; by combining nicotine with the hand-to-mouth action you associate with smoking, the NICORETTE® Inhalator mimics the physical act of smoking without the toxins. If you crave cigarettes throughout the day, let yourself in on the convenience that comes with the NICORETTE® QuickMist Mouthspray. This fast acting mouthspray helps you start to overcome your smoking urges within 60-seconds. Alternatively you could also try NICORETTE® Gum, which comes in a variety of strengths, so you can control how much Nicotine you have and when. There are also a variety of flavours available so you can pick which you prefer!

The products available from the NICORETTE® brand benefit from the expertise and research of Johnson & Johnson Ltd. As a global family brand, Johnson and Johnson help over a billion people enhance their health every year. Thanks to its position as the sixth- largest health company in the world, it is a trusted brand that can help you improve your health, while keeping your lifestyle convenient.

The NICORETTE® range includes NICORETTE® QuickMist mouthspray, NICORETTE® Cools lozenge, NICORETTE® Gums, NICORETTE® Patches, NICORETTE® Inhalator, NICORETTE® Microtab and NICORETTE® Nasal spray. NICORETTE® is a stop smoking aid. Contains nicotine. Always read the label. Requires willpower.

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