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Stopping smoking isn’t easy, but the benefits are obvious. You can add years to your life, and reduce your chances of disease as you get older.

We can help you find a way to quit smoking for good. Talk to us to get tailored recommendations, and order stop smoking medication online.

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    Chantix

    Chantix

    Varenicline

    Daily tablet you take for 12 weeks to help you quit smoking for good.

    • Starting from $556.00

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    How to quit smoking

    The first thing you need to quit smoking is the will to become a non-smoker. The second is to get advice on how best to do that. There’s no one size fits all approach for quitting smoking, but there are some tried and trusted methods that we can help you with. Prescription treatments like Chantix have shown to be effective at helping many people to quit.

    What are the best ways to stop smoking?

    There are a lot of ways, so it’s a matter of finding the right one for you. Many statistics show that you’re more likely to quit with the help of stop smoking aids and treatments, but with so many available, finding the right one might take a little time. Some of the most popular include medications and nicotine replacement therapies (NRT).

    The benefits of stopping smoking

    Stopping smoking can have a profound effect on your health and your bank account (usually you’ll spend less on cigarettes and have more money). It significantly reduces the risk of various cancers and cardiovascular diseases. But even this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the health effects associated with smoking. Food tastes nicer. Your skin improves. In fact, there’s barely a part of the body that isn’t affected by it.

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    The quit smoking timeline

    It’s been estimated that it can take some smokers 30 or more attempts to quit. So if you have a few hiccups along the way, that’s totally normal. But if you stay determined, there’s every chance that you can stop smoking forever.

    And once you’ve quit, you’ll likely notice some positive changes in the body over time. These little milestones are massively beneficial to your health, and knowing what’s going on inside (and not solely focusing on the negative experiences of quitting smoking), can be a great motivator. This is where the stop smoking timeline comes in.

    It takes just 20 minutes for signs of improvement to take effect as your heart rate will return to its normal rate. After eight hours, carbon monoxide levels are halved in the body and your oxygen levels are also increased. The carbon monoxide leaves your body completely after two days and your lungs start to recover. Your sense of taste and smell start to return to normal too. And the following day, you’ll find that your bronchial tubes can relax again, helping you to breathe more easily.

    Over the next few weeks, the blood flow to your heart will increase considerably and after just three to nine months, any coughing and wheezing will disappear as your lung capacity increases. Long term, it takes just a year for your risk of a heart attack to reduce by 50%, and in ten years, the same for lung cancer risks.

    As an added bonus, you won’t spend as much on tobacco. So you not only have the energy to do more, you’ll be able to better afford it too.

    How smoking damages your health

    Smoking increases your risk of various cancers, including cancers of the throat, mouth, liver, lungs, stomach and pancreas. And this is just a fraction of the cancers associated with it. Heart disease, strokes, various vascular diseases, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), pneumonia and impotence in men can also all be caused by smoking.

    It’s not just your own health as a smoker that’s at risk. Passive smoking (breathing in the smoke of other peoples’ tobacco) increases your chances of developing all of the conditions mentioned above by as much as a quarter, with young people at particular risk.

    Quitting smoking cold turkey

    Quitting cold turkey can be very difficult, and stats from the UK’s NHS suggest that just 3% of people that try this method are successful with it. But separate studies suggest it’s the most effective method in some cases. The trick is to find the best approach for you and make sure you get the right support, whatever route you take.

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    Treatments to help you stop smoking

    Prescription medication has been shown to be highly effective for many people who have successfully quit smoking.

    It should be noted though that they will not work alone; a commitment to becoming a non-smoker and some willpower are still needed if you choose to stop smoking this way.

    The main prescription treatments to stop smoking are Varenicline (Chantix) and Bupropion, which work in different ways. These are available as stop smoking tablets you take by mouth.

    How do stop smoking tablets like Chantix and Bupropion work?

    Chantix is the brand name of the drug varenicline. It works in two ways: by reducing the severity of cravings that makes quitting smoking so difficult; and by minimizing some of the more problematic symptoms, such as mood swings and insomnia. A course of Chantix normally lasts for 12 weeks, but sometimes people take it for longer.

    The drug bupropion was originally prescribed to treat depression. The science behind how it works isn’t entirely clear, but it’s understood that it has an effect on the part of the brain that’s connected to addiction. It should be started a week or two before you quit smoking and a course lasts for seven to nine weeks.

    Stop smoking aids

    As well as stop smoking treatments, there are stop smoking aids that can usually be bought over the counter. One of the most commonly used are NRTs (nicotine replacement therapies). These work (you guessed it) by replacing the nicotine you’re no longer getting from smoking to help wean you off the habit. They come as patches, gums, inhalators, tablets, lozenges and oral or nasal sprays, so there’s plenty of choice.

    Another way to wean yourself off smoking is E-cigarettes, which is an electronic device that releases nicotine (but without many of the harmful chemicals in tobacco). These are essentially another form of NRT, so they shouldn’t be used alongside things like gum or patches.

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    Stop smoking: FAQ

    Have something specific you want to know? Search our info below, or ask our experts a question if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

    Are there any other helpful tips to quit smoking?

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    As well as treatments and support groups, there are other things that you can try to help you stop smoking.

    Approaching quitting with a positive frame of mind can be really beneficial. So focusing on what it is that you’re going to achieve rather than the short term discomfort of withdrawal.

    You can also think about when you tend to crave a cigarette, and prepare yourself for this in advance. So, for example, after you’ve had a meal, try to distract yourself with an activity or something else that you enjoy.

    Changing your usual routine can really help too. So, if you used to wake up and have a cigarette, try switching up your morning habits. For example, having a coffee on the way to work instead could help you break the cycle.

    Exercise can play a big role in quitting too. Not only is it good for your overall health, but there is some evidence that it reduces cravings. At the very least, it can keep your mind occupied in a healthy way.

    Using a combination of these things can help you to achieve a life changing goal that you can be proud of.

    Can talking about quitting help?

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    Studies have shown that it can. Support can mean talking to a healthcare professional, support groups, and quitting at the same time as someone else and speaking about your experiences. According to the UK NHS, you’re four times more likely to quit when you’re getting support in addition to other methods.

    What side effects can stop smoking treatments cause?

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    It depends on the type of stop smoking treatment you’re using. Not everyone gets them, but common side effects include finding it hard to sleep, headache, feeling sick, dizziness, skin rash and itching. If you get any side effects, you should discuss these with our clinician.

    Serious side effects with stop smoking treatments are rare, but if you experience agitation, behavioral changes, or depression you should get medical advice right away. You should go to hospital immediately if you experience any suicidal thoughts, allergic reactions or a lupus skin rash (or symptoms of lupus that worsen).

    Seizures are an uncommon side effect, and are more likely if you take too much treatment. If you have a seizure, seek urgent medical attention and don’t take any more of your stop smoking medication.

    NRT can have side effects too. They’re normally mild, but if you find that they persist and cause you discomfort, let your physician know. They may need to adjust your dose, or explore alternative NRT options with you. Side effects include headache, dizziness, an upset stomach, sleeping difficulties (and sometimes vivid dreams), irritation of the skin if you’re using patches, and a sore nose, throat and eyes if you’re using a nasal spray.

    You should always read the package leaflet that comes with your treatment before starting to use it.

    Is hypnotherapy a stop smoking treatment option?

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    While some people say it was key to their success, the evidence for stop smoking hypnosis therapies is mixed. Hypnotherapy aims to reduce the cravings that make stopping smoking so difficult.

    It’s important to know that the American Medical Association doesn’t endorse hypnosis as a practice. So if you are thinking about going to a hypnotherapist to help you quit smoking, you should consult your physician beforehand. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis has a list of certified and approved practitioners, and has information on what sort of questions to ask them.

    Why should I buy stop smoking treatment with Treated?

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    Stopping smoking isn’t easy, and knowing where to start with medication can make it seem even more challenging. At Treated, once you’ve told us about your health, we’ll suggest treatments that are safe and suitable for you.

    We also like to give you flexibility. So you can decide how often you’d like to receive your treatment, and how much of it you want us to send to you each time. Change, pause or cancel your subscription at any point.

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