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Many smokers who try to quit on New Years Day fail to make it to the end of January.
With that in mind we have been looking for advice and support that might help keep you on the straight and narrow and off the nicotine.
According to the NHS, research shows that when it comes to giving up cigarettes for good, the more attempts you have made in the past, the more likely you are to succeed in the future. This is because every time you are getting more experienced in how to quit, so don’t give up giving up.
There are lots of health benefits to giving up cigarettes. Financially you can save as much as several hundred pounds a month if your a heavy smoker. The appearance of you skin and teeth will improve and you will no longer smell of stale tobacco.
The NHS advice is to spend a little longer planning next time as it can make all the difference. The NHS also says stop smoking medicines and Nicotine Replacement Therapy products are available on prescription and they can double your chance of successfully quitting.
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25 year old Lucy Hodgson from Birmingham quit smoking at the start of 2012 along with her 2 of her friends she has been updating us with her progress as she is determined to give up for good.
I have found myself reading lots of books! When i get home and make a cuppa, instead of going out to have a cigarette i take the tea up to my bedroom where i never smoke and read a few pages of a book.
Safety in number! Because two of my closest friends are trying to quit it has made it a lot less social to smoke which is helping loads although we haven’t all been out yet so this coming weekend will be a real test. On the down side we all keep sniffing each other when we see each other to make sure no one has given in to temptation.
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