“Don’t give up on giving up. Every time you try to stop smoking, you’re a step closer to success.”
This year, for national No Smoking Day, we want to let you know why we think it is extremely important to use our platform to help raise awareness. No Smoking Day dates back to 1984 and is celebrated on the second Wednesday of March in the U.K; research conducted by GfK NOP following the 2009 campaign found that 1 in 10 smokers quit on No Smoking Day.
With smoking being a primary cause of cancer and other health-related illnesses, it is imperative for us at Ecigwizard to support smokers in making the big switch to vaping.
40% of cancers can be prevented by minimising tobacco, and heavier smokers in particular are at higher risk of contracting cancers of the lung, trachea and bronchus. Within just 9 months of giving up smoking, symptoms such as shortness of breath and coughing decrease along with the risk of cancer.
No Smoking Day also highlights the effects of passive smoking which is just as dangerous as actively smoking; increasing the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and health-related illness. Pregnant women who are exposed to cigarette smoke are at higher risk of experiencing a premature birth.
Quitting is not as easy as it seems, but fortunately vaping has been backed by multiple studies in helping smokers to give up tobacco for good; between 2019 and 2020, Public Health England found that using a vaping product as part of a quit attempt in local stop smoking services had some of the highest quit success rates – between 59.7% and 74%. Vaping has also been publicly declared 95% safer than smoking by Public Health England.
We have a range of starter kits to get you started on your vaping journey. The ICON Vape and Aspire PocketX Starter Kit are popular options among those making the switch. If you'd prefer to discuss our starter kits in further depth or have any questions, our support agents are available to help via Ecigwizard, or you can pop into one of our many stores where our in-store team are more than happy to share their expert knowledge and advice.
Whilst we are dedicated to helping you quit tobacco for good, we aren't the only ones - there are plenty of streams of support including the NHS who will be able to offer personalised support as well as refer you to your local smoking services.
Don’t give up on giving up. Every time you try to stop smoking, you’re a step closer to success!