Why And How You Should Quit Smoking This Stoptober: PLUS Win £50 To Spend On Vaping Products*




*This is a collaborative post*


If you've been umming and ahhing about quitting cigarettes this Stoptober then read on. 

Smoking isn't the easiest thing to give up. I know because I've watched family and friends try over the years. It is after all an addiction and like with many addictions, sometimes it takes more than pure willpower alone to call it quits. Luckily these days there's help on hand for anyone who wants to take a step in the right direction. 

What Is Stobtober?

If you've not heard of Stoptober before then I'd be really surprised, but for those that are unaware, Stoptober is a twenty eight day campaign from Public Health England which encourages smokers to quit. It has apparently driven over one million quit attempts to date. 

Why Bother?

There's the obvious benefits such as your own improved health and of course the money you'll save but you'll also be doing something great for your family. Secondhand smoke or passive smoking as it is often known, can be harmful and can lead to major health problems including cancer. 





According to the Cancer Research UK website, thousands of people die every year in the UK from cancers and diseases caused by passive smoking. Children are particularly at risk and have a greater chance of developing respiratory infections, asthma and meningitis. It also increases the risk of cot death.  

Statistics reveal that if you can make it to twenty eight days without smoking then you're five times more likely to quit forever. And as the PHE have recognised E-cigarettes as a feasible way to quit smoking, now is the time to consider making the switch.


E-Cigarettes And Nicotine Replacement Therapy 

E-Cigarettes have featured prominently this Stoptober and they're a great way to help fight off cravings plus they're much healthier for you than traditional cigarettes. They even feature in the latest Stoptober advertisement. There's also other products and medicines available if you prefer such as nicotine patches or gum, and even prescribed tablets. 

Online And Offline Support

If you're looking for your local stop smoking service then you can find it by typing your postcode into the search bar on the NHS Stoptober website. If you don't have internet access then why not speak to your GP and see if he can recommend a local support group or smoking cessation program?

If you're tech savvy then there are also apps you can download to track your progress and give you a little 'virtual' moral support. There is a huge online community out there and you can compare notes and share tips on how to beat cravings.

If you have a look on the Stoptober website you'll even find a Twitter and Facebook group. 

It goes without saying that going something as huge as this alone can be daunting, but when you know that there are thousands of others all trying with the same end goal, it can be really motivating. 

WIN!




The Electric Tobacconist is an online UK vape store (American version here) and they are giving you the chance to win £50 to spend on their STOPtober range. The giveaway is open to both UK and US residents, so if you're thinking of quitting or want to make the switch to vaping, now is the time to grab the bull by the horns. 

To enter, simply leave a comment in the section below or alternatively email jamachin14@gmail.com with the subject 'VapeComp'. The winner will be selected at random. Closing date is midnight on the 31st October.
Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to both UK and US residents. By entering this giveaway you confirm that you are of legal vaping age in your country/state. Good luck!


Have you tried to quit smoking before? How did you find it? 


*Facts taken from Electric Tobacconist, NHS Stoptober and Cancer Research UK.  
Although Electric Tobacconist supports Stoptober, they are in no way affiliated with Stoptober or PHE.




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43 comments :

  1. I would love to win this great prize so much better and healthier than smoking

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  2. Would be perfect for my daughter who is trying to quit smoking

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  3. Vaping is the way forward and with reliable retailers smoking and its illnesses can be a thing of history globally.

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  4. To win such a quality prize from a trusted supplier like electronic tobacconist would be cool and encourage me to stay a vaper in the future.

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  5. I quit smoking when I was pregnant on my son 13 years ago, then a year later I started again, I want to quit but find it difficult xxx

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  6. I want I need , thank you ��

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  7. I'd love to win this! Would be so helpful.

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  8. Been meening to make the switch for months ( about 18 of them��) this would be a great excuse to take the plunge

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  9. Yeah, we (my fiance & I) were doing really well until my fella broke his vape pen, then he started smoking again, then I soon followed. Would love to be able to get us both a new one

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  10. i bought a cheap vape and it is useless, i just reach for the ciggies, i really wish i could give up and would appreciate any help i can get, thank you very much x

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  11. I'm trying to quit but finding it really hard, haven't yet tried vaping so would love to try x

    @sarah34090

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  12. I so need to give up smoking 30 a day is taking its toll

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  13. I've tried quitting many times and with many tools - patches, gum...but always fail after about 5 days. I think it's when I'm in social situations that lets me down the most. I've heard of people having success quitting with vaping but am a bit intimidated by it all being a newbie! Would love to have the opportunity to own a set up and learn some more. Thank you! :)

    Jen x
    @JeniferL22

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  14. I managed to quit for six months on patches while I had an operation and stupidly started again. I would love to see whether vaping could help me quit again

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  15. What a fabulous giveaway. I'd love to try! Fingers crossed and thank you!

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  16. I have tried to give up smoking lots of times, even tried vaping, but early on and did'nt find it satifying enough. Time to try again with better products.

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  17. I really need to quit and this would give me the incentive to try, fingers crossed I win it xx

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  18. Iam in process of giving up now, vaping is really helping.

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  19. I have tried vaping, though I have never smoked.

    My husband is currently vaping to stop smoking as our first child is due in less than 2 weeks!

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  20. i would like to try and give up smoking

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  21. Michelle Ferguson30 October 2017 at 13:00

    I have tried to give up so many times and vaping worked for me, it is now 3 years since I made the change and it is the best thing I ever done.

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  22. Great prize and ideal for the New Year's healthy resolution

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  23. Vaping is deffo going to be on my new years resolution list, i'd love to quit x

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  24. Ooh this would come in very handy . My wonderful fiance Mark awww has just decided to quit after 30 years of smoking. Would love to be your lucky winner

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  25. Ooh this would come in very handy . My wonderful fiance Mark awww has just decided to quit after 30 years of smoking. Would love to be your lucky winner

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    1. Hello Minnie, you're the winner of this competition, please can you email your details to jamachin14@gmail.com Thanks :)

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  27. I would love to try and quit smoking, I have seen the vape products available but am frightened of paying out so much money and not getting on with in .x

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  28. I would love to win this been smoking 10 year and nothing seems to work tried patches earlier in year and ended up allergic to them, this would make it easier thanks for chance

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  29. Would love to win this have heard many good things about vaping

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  30. Started to Vape about two years ago now, since then I rarely now smoke cigarettes (moments of weakness when out drinking)which is rare these days. Don't miss that smell at all ;) My problem is I dropped my device and now it needs replacing. This prize would do the trick. :)

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  31. Ive done it for 8 years! Would love to win to now help my daughter quit!

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  32. I've recently stopped and am really enjoying vaping, have tried several times and this is by far the best thing to help

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  33. I am 39, and started smoking when I was 12, by 35 I was smoking 20-30 a day, roll ups and Cigarettes. Enough was enough! I had tried cold turkey, patches, pills, and sprays, at 37 I tried vaping and have not looked back, yes the first week was hard, but mainly mentally, the physical cravings were 'ok'....now it is a habit I feel at peace with.....I spend 90% less, no longer smell, and I am so much healthier, I get loads more out of life too! I would highly recommend any one who is thinking about it, to do it! A good piece of kit is needed, and now I am a vaper, I am always on the look out for new bits and pieces which is why I am entering, good luck all in your journey and with the comp

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  34. I would love to win it for my husband, he would love it!

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  35. This would be great, got my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance :)

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