Quitting smoking is very tough, and if you have been a smoker in the past, you will know how difficult it is. This is due to the chemical inside the cigarette called nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and attacks the brain’s cells. This means that your body feels like it needs another hit of nicotine every so often. The heavier the smoker you are, the more your body feels like it needs nicotine. Some smokers believe that they cannot go a couple of hours without a cigarette.
Firstly, smoking is bad for your health. The more you smoke, the more you are exposing yourself to thousands of toxins and chemicals. The more you smoke, the more you are feeling you need to smoke. This is very bad for your health and is highlighted by the fact that smoking related illnesses is still the U.K.'s number one killer.
Not only this, but smoking is bad for your lifestyle in general. If you work in an office or other environment, going for a cigarette break every hour can be detrimental to your productivity and can be a hindrance on your work life. It can also affect your social life, as well as your family because you cannot smoke around other people.
For the many reasons above, many people decide to quit smoking. This can be difficult because of the challenging withdrawal symptoms which every smoker experiences. This is because the body is withdrawing from the nicotine substance which can be a frustrating and long drawn out process.
Many people try to quit smoking using nicotine replacement therapies. Nicotine replacement therapies allow you to gradually replace the nicotine in your system, such as with a nicotine gum or nicotine patch, which means that your body thinks that it has had a bit of nicotine even though it hasn't smoked.
One revolutionary new product which really showcases this method is the electronic cigarette. The e cig contains a substance called E liquid. E liquid contains nicotine and you can choose the nicotine strength that you would like. For the heavy smoker, they might decide to have a strong dose of nicotine in their E liquid. You can also choose the flavour of the electronic cigarette.
Many Hollywood stars have been seen with the electronic cigarette, including Johnny Depp. It has been successful for many people because it mimics a real cigarette, so the smoker feels like they have been smoking, and they've had a hit of the nicotine from the E liquid, but actually they have not been smoking at all. This is for many people, the healthy alternative to traditional smoking and can help you to quit – for good.