In a year of confusion, trials and tribulation, one thing that has been clearer than ever is how vital our health is. Taking care of ourselves has never been more imperative, and the arrival of Stoptober 2020 provides the perfect platform to kick the smoking habit and drastically improve your health.
Stoptober is an annual initiative pioneered by the NHS to encourage people to give up smoking cigarettes and embark on a healthier, happier journey. Since its inception, Stoptober has inspired over 1 million successful quit attempts and over recent years has embraced e-cigarettes as an effective method of smoking cessation. Quitting smoking is one of the most beneficial ways to improve your health and 2020 is the perfect year for you to get started.
Smoking and COVID-19
The importance of quitting smoking takes on more impetus this year due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is a disease that attacks the respiratory system, damaging the airways along the way and affecting the breathing of those infected. Smoking cigarettes also causes lasting damage to the airways, putting extra strain on the lungs and has the potential to cause more severe COVID-19 symptoms. As a result, we should be doing everything in our power to protect our airways and boost our immune system, starting with quitting smoking.
Scott Crosby, the tobacco control programme manager at Public Health England, recently stated:
“We’re really looking to raise awareness of the damage to the airways...We’ve got a viral respiratory disease at the moment and what you can do to help protect your health and boost your immune system is to quit. That’s the biggest thing you can do for your health at any time, never mind during a pandemic.”
According to the statistics, the British public is heeding the message as more than one million people have given up smoking since the COVID-19 pandemic hit with over half admitting that the pandemic played a role in their decision. So that poses the question; why not join the millions of people now leading healthier lifestyles?
Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking
It may surprise some people to learn that your health can take a turn for the better almost immediately after quitting smoking. In fact, your body will start to repair the damage that smoking has caused within 48 hours.
Stopping smoking helps you breathe easier
The effect of smoking on your lung capacity may not be as noticeable in younger people, however as you get older and your capacity naturally decreases, even the most moderate aerobic exercises will be a struggle. When people give up smoking, their lung capacity increases, resulting in improved breathing and less coughing.
Kicking the habit can reduce your stress
The effects of withdrawal from nicotine can cause heightened anxiety and stress. As the effects of withdrawal can feel similar to general stress, you may be tempted to reach for a cigarette to alleviate the symptoms. However, smoking will not reduce your stress in the long term. In fact, scientific studies show people's stress levels are lower after they stop smoking. E-cigarettes are a great way of slowly cutting down your nicotine intake without exposing yourself to the harmful chemicals of tobacco cigarettes.
How Do I Quit Smoking This Stoptober?
Here at Ecigwizard, we have a range of starter kits and e-liquids to get you started on your journey to a smoke-free future. We understand that making the switch to vaping can be a daunting prospect and technical vaping jargon can be a pain to get your head around. Luckily we’ve got you covered with our Ultimate Vaping Starter Guide! Here we breakdown all of the different types of e-cigarettes, e-liquids and much more, to make your transition to vaping a whole lot smoother. We make recommendations on what kit you need based on your smoking habits and provide you with all the guidance to ensure that your quitting experience is a successful one.
Make sure you're taking advantage of our fantastic Stoptober deals and get yourself ready to finally kick the habit! We've specially created some fantastic Stoptober bundles for you, saving you time, hassle and money! Grab yourself the fantastic Vaptio Palo Kit, plus any 10ml e-liquid for just £9.99, saving you a whopping £24.99. You can also get the renowned Voopoo Drag S plus your choice of 1 x 50ml e-liquid or 3 x 10ml e-liquid for just £24.99. Each bundle has everything that you need to get your vaping journey started, so don't hesitate, start your Stoptober today!
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