STOPTOBER

Stoptober at Cigara: How to Stop Smoking for Good

Since our humble beginnings in 2011, we’ve worked hard to help smokers’ transition to vaping because we know that it is the best way to stop smoking.We’re proud to be at the forefront of the effort to make the UK smoke free. In order to provide smokers with all the information they need to kick the habit for good, we’ve curated this page detailing all of the support available for Stoptober 2020. What’s more, we’ve put together a wide variety of hardware an e liquid bundles for beginners who want to find high-quality and affordable starter kits.

What is Stoptober?

Just as the name suggests, Stoptober is based in the month of October and poses a challenge to smokers all over the country: quit in 28 days.Public Health England first proposed this number because studies show that people who break the habit for 28 days are more likely to stop smoking for good. But there’s more to Stoptober 2020 than that. The pandemic has forced the nation as a whole to consider the implications of their habits.You will see ‘Better Health’ branding alongside the usual Stoptober logo in 2020. This alternation on the original Stoptober campaign marks a dual focus on obesity and smoking. Public Health England want people in the UK to ‘lost weight’, ‘stop smoking’, and ‘get active’.

What support is on offer for people who want to take part in Stoptober 2020?

Given the challenges posed by the emergence of COVID-19, it is important for smokers to create a stop smoking timeline, and to stick to it. Luckily, a whole host of public health organisations know that this feat cannot be accomplished alone.

The Stoptober app was developed to encourage people to continue their 28-day mission. It provides through inspiring messages and shows a running total of how much money people can save when they stop smoking.

Participants can also join a SmokeFree Quit Smoking Support Group on Facebook. This provides a good opportunity for smokers to talk to likeminded individuals about the difficulties they face when quitting smoking.

Once you have the support of the Stoptober community behind you, it is important to choose the right vape kit. We’ve created starter bundles for beginners who are looking for high-quality products at a reasonable price. Vape pens provide an alternative to cigarettes that is less detrimental to your health and more affordable, which means that you can line your pockets while you improve your overall health.

From our experience of helping thousands of people stop smoking, we know that a lot of people crave the feeling of a cigarette in their hand. This habit can be as hard to break as a nicotine craving. We recommend vape pens for our customers because they replicate the feeling of a cigarette by fitting comfortably in the palm of their hand. This is just one of the psychological hacks that can make quitting cigarettes easier.

We understand that transitioning from smoking to vaping can be overwhelming. That’s why we employ people who are always happy to help. Use our store locator to find the nearest Cigara shop to you and speak face to face with one of our friendly staff members who can answer all of your vaping questions. Or, if you prefer a quick read, explore our handy tips and guides page.  

What happens when you stop smoking?

Like any drug, nicotine creates dependence. People who stop using nicotine can experience moderate to extreme withdrawal symptoms which range from nausea, headaches, anxiety, and weight gain, to name just a few side effects. Despite this, quitting cigarettes is the first step on the journey to becoming a happier and healthier person.

Although it can be difficult for people who have recently quit smoking to see a silver lining, there are a host of positives side effects. After just 24 hours, the carbon monoxide caused by cigarettes will be dispelled from your system. This means that the mucus in your lungs will slowly clear, and that your sense of smell will drastically improve.

People who suffer from poor circulation caused by smoking will be thrilled to see improvements in just two to twelve weeks. Our team members were delighted to hear success stories from our customers. People who have smoked for a decade or two have grown accustomed to feeling lethargic, meaning that when they stop smoking they feel like they have a new lease on life.

After a year of quitting cigarettes, an ex-smoker’s chance of having a heart attack is cut in half. This is one of the most unbelievable benefits of stopping smoking, which can be achieved through joining Stoptober support groups and sticking to the 28-day plan.

How long do you crave cigarettes after quitting?

Nicotine cravings impact everyone differently. In general, people undertaking the Stoptober 2020 challenge will experience the most intense nicotine cravings in the week following their last cigarette.

It is important to note that cravings can resurface months after ex-smokers have kicked the habit. The ‘icky threes’ is a term coined by those in the vaping community to describe the worst periods of nicotine withdrawal. The third day, third week, and third month are notoriously difficult for ex-smokers.

People who want to gradually cut down on their nicotine intake can do so by choosing low nicotine e liquid. We stock starter liquids that come in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg options. For reference, 18mg nicotine strength e liquid is ideal for individuals who used to smoke ten or more cigarettes a day.

If your cravings are severe enough for you to consider quitting the Stoptober programme altogether, we recommend using one of our 12mg or 18mg strength options and gradually reducing the amount of nicotine you consume throughout the month. 

Stoptober 2020 bundles at Cigara

Here at Cigara, we’ve created a host of affordable bundles for people who are interested in quitting cigarettes. Each bundle has the benefit of our nine years of industry experience. We only stock hardware and e liquids from industry-leading brands, which means that when you buy from our online vape shop you can rest assured that you’re buying products which stand the test of time.   

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