Here at Tees Active we care about the health and wellbeing of our community, if you are currently wanting to quit smoking or are wondering about the best way to quit smoking then we are here to help. We have sourced information from a wide variety of quit smoking companies, campaigns and our NHS to put together a web page of information surrounding the best way to quit smoking, the benefits of quitting smoking and tips to help keep you motivated to quit for good.
Through our research we found that there are many things that you can do before you quit smoking to actually find the best way to quit smoking. For example, before going cold turkey it’s good to set a quit date, find your reason for quitting and looking into whether Nicotine Replacement Therapy will work for you. The best way to stop smoking for you, won’t be the best way to quit smoking for someone else. Our bodies react differently to nicotine withdrawal. Some people can easily quit smoking, others may find it harder and some of us may find it impossible. No matter how difficult it may be for you to quit smoking, once you have found the best way to quit smoking for you then the benefits of quitting smoking will soon become clear.
Did you know that your body starts to repair itself from the moment you have your last cigarette? After 20 minutes your pulse returns to normal and after 8 hours the carbon monoxide levels in your blood will have reduced by half! You can find all of the benefits of quitting smoking for you here, but it’s not just you who benefits when you quit smoking. When we smoke, we impact our loved ones and the people around us. When we quit smoking, our loved ones also feel the health benefits.
In order to see the benefits of quitting smoking, we must first actually quit smoking and we don’t need to do this alone. There are plenty of national and local services available, mostly free of charge, to help you find the best way to quit smoking for you. From our NHS’s free Stop Smoking app to Facebook quit smoking support groups, local stop smoking services and the many types of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, you are not alone in your stop smoking efforts. Being part of a community of people who also want to see the benefits of quitting smoking and are going through the same quit smoking process, you can stay motivated and share experiences with people who are also going through the same thing as you.
Remember, thinking about quitting smoking is the first step. Now all you need to do is use the tools we’ve put together to help you stop smoking efforts and you’ll see the health benefits of quitting smoking for you and your loved ones in no time.
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