Your Guide to Stoptober - Early Prep Work!
For a lot of people, October is something of an interesting month. People often find that when it comes to this particular part of the year, they make an attempt to stop smoking, often for good. Why is this the case? Well, it has something to do with the fact that October is the home of an event called Stoptober.
This is a special time where people have to try and stop smoking cigarettes for themselves, and they do so via the support of the NHS and friends and family. Preparing for this event can be tricky, but ultimately worth it.
Talk to Your Friends
If you’re going to make an attempt to quit smoking, then one of the first things that you can do is to talk to people about it. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, anyone you like. It’s important you let people know of your intentions.
Why? Well, it means that you can build up a support group. You’ll have a group of people who are going to support you, root for you, motivate you, and keep you on track. They will help you to see that this is achievable, and that you will do better for it in the long run. It’s especially helpful when you’re struggling at the end of a long day.
Look For Official Resources
One thing that you can do is to look for official resources. There are plenty of them out there, after all. The NHS is a particularly good choice. It is within their interest to tackle the problem of smoking, because a large portion of the preventable deaths in the U.K. each year are connected to cigarettes.
But outside of that, there are other resources available. Information about quitting, how to handle a craving, what to do if you experience withdrawal symptoms - things like that. Get educated, and you’ll be much more comfortable taking on this challenge.
Of course, you didn’t actually think that we would not mention e-cigs, now did you? They are a beloved part of our lives, and a vital tool in the fight against conventional cigarettes.
With the NHS listing them as a recommended tool for quitting, and so many people espousing the health benefits, it is no wonder that they’ve become so popular.
We have quite a range of them in our selection, and we encourage you to pick one up at any time. If you get used to the feeling of an e-cig, then you can feel more comfortable when October rolls around - you’ll have had plenty of practice.
When it comes to Stoptober, we know it can be a challenge. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to e-cigs and the role that they play. We know it can be difficult for you, which is why we do offer our support in choosing the right device, liquids and accessories for you. Let’s beat this demon together - whether it’s in October, or any other month of the year!