London, June, 2021
Cityzen circus Association
Did you know that you are up to four times more likely to be able to quit smoking if you get some support, rather than going cold turkey or attempting to do it alone?
When asked what would help smokers to quit:
More than half (54%) of smokers wanted help to manage cravings
One third of smokers wanted tools and advice to strengthen willpower
Nearly a third (32%) simply want something to do with their hands. Nicotine gum, patches and e-cigarettes were the most popular aids to quitting, with 42% of smokers planning on using a Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as electronic cigarette this new year.
The new free Quit Kit contains tools that that have either been scientifically proven to help reduce cravings or have been developed in response to smokers’ needs. These include details of locals Stop Smoking Services, where people can access stop smoking medicines and nicotine replacement treatments. Other useful tools include a ‘health & wealth’ wheel to calculate how much money you are saving, a progress chart, a podcast that helps reduce cravings and a number of distraction tools.
Research also suggests that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as electronic cigarette, which is very popular in France as a great way to stop smoking classic tobacco definitely (read this article, in french, for more details on how they recommand the use of e-cig to help stop smoking) is a useful aid that will double your chances of successfully quitting compared with willpower alone.
“No one can quit smoking for you, or make you want to change your life. No one can make you do anything that you don’t want to do.”Gudjon Bergmann