Stopping smoking is one of the most difficult things you can do, it needs strength, determination, and a boat-load of willpower and even then it can get tricky!
This is where NiQuitin products can help, doubling your chances of quitting when compared with willpower alone.
Their Step-Down program uses a combination of nicotine patches and lozenges to slowly reduce your nicotine intake over 8 - 10 weeks before stopping altogether, reducing your cravings so you’ll be more likely to quit for good.
If you’re ready to finally stop smoking, NiQuitin could be perfect for you, giving you the support you need to reach your goal of giving up.
NRT stands for nicotine replacement therapy, and it essentially means replacing the nicotine you’d usually get from cigarettes with another source.
When you quit smoking cold turkey, nicotine cravings can be difficult to deal with and many of us reach for a cigarette to help ease those feelings of stress, depression, and distraction.
By giving you the nicotine your body craves, NRT like NiQuitin patches and lozenges help to stave off those withdrawal symptoms without needing to smoke, making it easier for you to quit for good.
NRT is available in lots of different forms, with patches offering 24-hour support while lozenges and gum help to provide on-the-spot relief throughout the day.
NiQuitin patches can be used alongside NiQuitin Minis or NiQuitin Lozenges to help manage your cravings effectively.
Typically, you’ll go through NiQuitin’s Step-Down Program, which will last for 8 or 10 weeks depending on how much you smoke, starting with the strongest patches and slowly reducing your nicotine intake over time.
Your patches will provide a steady stream of nicotine into your system throughout the day, fighting off your cravings, but if you find that your cravings seem worse at certain times, you could benefit from a combination of patches and lozenges.
You’ll take NiQuitin Minis or lozenges when your cravings are getting a little too much to handle with just the patch alone and they’ll provide fast relief from your symptoms.
NiQuitin Minis can start to relieve cravings in just 3 minutes, making it easier for you to say no to a cigarette.
Using NiQuitin can double your chances of stopping smoking for good, so you’ve got nothing to lose!
Nicotine patches start to work right away, but depending on the strength of the patch you’re using, you may not get the immediate hit of nicotine you’ll get from other NRT products.
This is because nicotine patches are designed for slow release, giving you a consistent flow of nicotine throughout the day rather than an immediate dose.
Some people find that they still crave more nicotine throughout the day, especially at times when they might usually have a cigarette, and that’s okay!
You can often use nicotine gum or lozenges alongside your patches to help you manage your cravings.
If you’re struggling with cravings or withdrawal symptoms, you may need a stronger nicotine patch to help you through the day or could benefit from a combination of patches and gum or lozenges.
We’d recommend asking your doctor or pharmacist to assess your progress and make adjustments to your treatment to help you manage your cravings and make it more likely that you’ll quit successfully.
Nicotine is the ingredient in cigarettes and other tobacco products which make them addictive.
If you crave a cigarette during the day or find that you’re grumpy in the morning when you’ve not had a smoke yet, that’s nicotine at work.
It also causes withdrawal symptoms when you’re trying to quit smoking, making it more difficult for you to stop for good.
Some of the most common nicotine withdrawal symptoms include:
All medications can have side effects and NiQuitin products are no exception to the rule.
However, it’s been found that as long as you use these products at the recommended doses and in the right way, as laid out by the manufacturer, then you’re very unlikely to experience any serious side effects.
Always make sure to read the patient information leaflet included with your treatment before you use it, as this will not only tell you how to use the product but will also give you a detailed list of potential side effects.
When you stop smoking you’re opening yourself up to a world of amazing benefits, and you may not have even considered all of them!
For starters, let’s think about all of the cash you’ll be saving when you don’t have to buy a packet of cigarettes every other day!
The NHS estimates that the average smoker could save an average of £141 a month or £1,696 a year when they give up!
If you put your smoking money into a piggy bank for one year just imagine what you could do with that money instead!
Holiday of a lifetime? Giant TV? The Christmas shopping spree you’ve always dreamed of? The possibilities are almost endless!
And we haven’t even spoken about the health benefits yet, kicking your smoking habit can leave you with benefits such as:
So, you know you want to quit smoking for good, but you’re not sure what the best way to go about the whole thing is.
Well, let me give you some really simple advice, the best way to quit smoking is the way that works for you!
Everybody’s different so your smoke-free journey will probably be different from your friend’s or colleagues.
Don’t feel bad if what works for them doesn’t work for you, you just need to try something different!
Short answer? No.
If it was easy, there wouldn’t be any need for this guide!
Smoking isn’t just a habit, it’s an addiction and this is the main reason why it’s so difficult to quit.
Nicotine is a chemical that makes you addicted to smoking- the more you smoke, the more nicotine your body requires for you to feel ‘normal’.
When you give up smoking, your body isn’t getting any nicotine which can cause you to feel stressed, anxious and irritated.
This is known as withdrawal and it is the main reason that smokers continue to smoke, why choose to experience these unpleasant symptoms?
You want more money in your pocket and healthy lungs, that’s why!
There are so many stop smoking products and services that can help you through withdrawal, so you’ll never want to light up again.