Making the choice to lead a smokeless life is a very important first step, but some people find it hard to take the next one. Luckily, there is plenty of help and support available, as well as numerous products designed to help you quit smoking. The GP-reviewed health information site BootsWebMD offers a dedicated Smoking cessation health centre where you can find all you need to know to support you in your attempt to quit smoking.
The negative health impacts of smoking are well known and can be very serious. Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK and can lead to cancer, heart disease and breathing problems as well as a variety of cosmetic side effects. View our Smoking's Physical Effects slideshow to see the ways smoking can worsen wrinkles and cause teeth stains and dry skin. Alternatively you can read the effects of smoking and learn how smoking damages your body.
The good news is that the sooner you to smokeless or just smoke less, the sooner your body can start fighting the negative effects of smoking.
Many smokers find that willpower alone is not enough to help them kick the cravings, despite their best intentions. Nicotine replacement and stop smoking products can offer a way for smokers to alleviate their cravings and concentrate on kicking the smoking habit once and for all. From Nicotine gum or lozenges and tablets to inhalators and sprays or patches, there are plenty of smoking cessation aids.
Support makes it easier for people to kick the smoking habit. If you want to stop smoking, you'll find help everywhere, from your GP to your pharmacist.
You can stop smoking, with the right attitude and the right help.
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