Here we are 3 days into 2014 and hopefully most of you have successfully begun your new years resolutions. Hopefully none of you have already failed at your resolution, but some are much harder than others.
Giving up smoking must be one of the most popular resolutions, but it’s also one of the toughest to achieve. A couple of days is easy, but long terms success – for the rest of your life – is a constant struggle for most smokers. Patches and gum help, but the social engagement of smoking, the having something in your hand, is what many claim to miss the most.
This is probably why Electronic Cigarettes have become so popular, and particularly in the last few years the technology has advanced such that they are now incredibly realistic placebo’s for smoking without any of the negative effects.
If you have made it your new year resolution to quit smoking, be sure to check out the NHS SmokeFree website, which has all sorts of tips and tricks to make stopping smoking easier and give you a better chance at quitting for good.
If you want to try the electronic cigarette route, I’d recommend the e-cig “Starter Pack” from Vapourlites which includes everything you need to get you started and hopefully keep you stopped! They give a real smoking sensation along with a realistic smoke effect and the nicotine cartridges come in a variety of strengths and in many different flavours letting you pick what’s best for you.
There’s obvious health benefits to quitting smoking, but don’t forget the cost too! If you smoke just 10 a day you’ll be £91 better off after just one month, and £548 better off after 6 months! Obviously there’s the small cost of the gum or e-cigs to factor in, but those costs pale in comparison to the savings you’ll be making! These figures are based on NHS quit smoking costs savings data.
Quit for a whole year and you’ll be £1095 better off (still at 10 per day) smoke more than this and the savings magnify! Smoke 20 per day not 10? Double that money in your bank!