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The risks of smoking
If you want a healthier lifestyle, one of the biggest steps you can take is to quit smoking.
That’s because smoking is connected to many health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Reduced fertility
- Reduced libido
- Increased risk of miscarriage
Of course, giving up smoking through willpower alone can be very difficult. Nicotine is highly addictive and it can be difficult to resist the cravings.
However, there are nicotine replacement treatments and smoking alternatives that can help you cut down smoking and quit for good.
Benefits of quitting smoking
When you quit smoking, you’ll experience health benefits very quickly.
Within two weeks of quitting smoking, your circulation begins to improve. This means more blood can reach your muscles and any physical activity becomes easier. If you are trying to lose weight, quitting smoking can help you achieve that goal.
Within nine months, your lung capacity will increase by around 10%. Lung capacity naturally decreases with age, and having maximum lung capacity can be the difference between living an active old age, or wheezing as you go up the stairs.
Your sense of taste and smell will also quickly improve when you stop smoking. This means you’ll enjoy your favourite foods even more.
You’ll also see improvements in your skin, teeth and stress levels.
Support to quit smoking
If you want to quit smoking, you should discuss this with your GP.
They will be able to refer you to support services, such as one-on-one appointments with an advisor, or group support sessions.
Knowing that other people going through the same things, and regular advice from a professional can help you quit.
Our resident pharmacist shares his top tips on starting your journey to a healthier smoke-free life.
Nicotine replacement and other aids
At Rightdose, we supply a wide range of nicotine replacement and other aids designed to help quit smoking.
These include Nordic Spirit nicotine pouches. Each pouch delivers a steady supply of nicotine for up to an hour, helping you beat cravings. There are numerous flavours available, including wildberry, mint and elderflower.
We also supply a range of vape liquids. These can help to mimic the action of smoking and give you a hit of nicotine, with fewer harmful chemicals compared to cigarettes. EPIQ Liquid is available in a variety of flavours and strengths - helping you wean yourself off nicotine.
These can all be delivered direct to your door.
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