Vaping News

Top Tips Given for No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day took place on the 31st May, aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of tobacco; a leading UK vaping supplier offered its top tips to quitting

Share on:

World No Tobacco Day took place on the 31st May, aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of tobacco. Currently, there are around 5.3 million smokers in England alone leading to 64,000 deaths in the country each year. To mark the global event, a leading UK vaping supplier has been offering its top tips to quitting tobacco use.

6 ways to help you quit smoking

Whilst the dangers of smoking are undeniable, overcoming the social and chemical dependence can be a significant hurdle.

To help make the smoke-free journey that little bit easier, David Phillips from Vape Superstore, a leading UK vaping supplier, is offering six actionable tips to help smokers break free from this dangerous habit and improve their health.

Identify your triggers

Many smokers find themselves reaching for a cigarette during specific situations, like finishing a meal or going to a party. These environmental cues subconsciously remind you of smoking and create a craving. Recognising your triggers is key to help you avoid these situations and successfully quit the habit,” Phillips said.

Habit-tracking apps

Today there are a huge range of effective and free apps to help you break your smoking habit. Options like ‘Quit Smoking’ and ‘EasyQuit’ offer motivational messages, track your financial savings, and let you log triggers. This helps you identify cravings and develop coping mechanisms, conveniently from your smartphone,” he continued.

Choose the right stop smoking treatment for you

David Phillips explained: “There are various options for those looking to quit smoking – e-cigarettes, nicotine pouches, gum, patches, sprays, inhalers, lozenges and more – to deliver nicotine without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes. This helps manage withdrawal symptoms, allowing you to focus on the psychological aspects of quitting.

E-cigarettes are recommended by the NHS as a viable option for quitters. They allow you to wean yourself off nicotine by offering adjustable nicotine strengths and mimicking the familiar hand-to-mouth action of smoking. Vapes also don't contain the harmful smoke and chemicals associated with tobacco.”

Get moving

Research shows that brief exercise, even a 5-minute walk, reduces nicotine cravings due to the release of endorphins. Incorporating movement into your routine will also boost mood and reduce stress, making it easier to handle the emotional hurdles of quitting smoking.”

Accountability partners

Recruit a friend, family member, or healthcare professional to offer support, hold you accountable, and provide encouragement. Studies show that accountability partners can significantly improve your long-term success in quitting smoking. It makes you accountable to not only yourself, but them too, which can make all the difference.”

Reward the small victories

Concluding, Vape Superstore’s David Phillips said: “Acknowledging and rewarding your achievements, even just reaching your first 24 hours, greatly improves your resilience against cravings. Treating yourself after reaching milestones provides motivation and reinforces positive quitting habits, increasing the likelihood that you will stay smoke-free.

“Quitting smoking is never easy, but you’ll be taking a significant step towards a longer, healthier life. E-cigarettes can be a valuable tool to make the transition less challenging. Public Health England, found that 40% of smokers attempt to quit each year, and of those, 30% find success with the help of vaping.”

Photo Credit:

  • Photo by Lex Guerra on Unsplash

Dave Cross avatar

Dave Cross

Journalist at POTV
View Articles

Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

Join the discussion