E-cigarettes have come along way since they hit the UK in 2005, and there is growing evidence that they can be an effective tool in smoking cessation. But like cigarettes, they contain nicotine - the addictive substance - and so should be treated with the same caution...
July 19, 2021
The mind has a knack of rationalising smoking, especially if we've just quit or are in the process of quitting. Becoming aware of these type of thoughts and acknowledging that they are normal, rather than us doing something wrong, we can be better prepared to meet them when they arise rather than immediately reacting to them.
June 28, 2021
The social calendar maybe getting busier as the weather changes and society slowly opens up, and this brings up many challenges for people who've recently quit smoking or in the process of doing so. Thankfully with some preparation, we don't have to stay indoors all summer...
June 7, 2021
Breaking habits is not an easy task, especially when we're not fully aware of how we are feeling when the behaviour is triggered. Slowing down to pay attention to explore ourselves in the moment a craving arises can help re-frame the habit and eventually help to take new decisions based on what we find...
May 5, 2021
Our best intentions for friends and family that may smoke, although from a place of care, may not always be received as we'd expect. So it's important to consider the 'smoker' as a person, friend or family member first, and support with sensitivity where possible and necessary.
May 5, 2021