We all know that smoking is crazy expensive and a lot of smokers will also quickly point out that giving up can also be very expensive. But if you choose the right method and with some willpower you can find methods on the cheap.
1. Smokefree NHS
You can use this totally free NHS service. This is packed full of advise and tools to best help you quit smoking. Theres also a freephone number for further support and you can also order a free help to quit kit!
Lastly they also provides an app that tracks how long you’ve been smoke free – great to keep you motivated and on track.
2. Gum, patches and inhalers
One of the toughest things you will find when giving up smoking is the lack of nicotine in your system. If this is the case, there are loads of nicotine replacements such as gum, patches, lozenges and sprays designed to help you along your journey.
They give you nicotine without the bad tar and carbon monoxide. Also they are less addictive and to give you a gauge someone who goes for the microtab can be off cigarettes in 6 months or less.
If your more addicted to missing having something physical to ‘smoke’ then the lozenges or the inhalers may be better for you.
Cost: a starter pack is around £12 if you search online . This contains charger, refills and everything to get you started.
E-Cigs haven’t been medicine licensed and there isn’t a clear consenus when it comes to their status as a stop smoking aid. However, whilst they figure that out we will continue to use them to help us – after all they can’t be as bad as smoking!
E-cigs deliver nicotine through water vapour that hits your lungs as opposed to tar smoke. There are also herbal c-cigs available for those who struggle with the habit of smoking.
Cost: The current prescription cost is £8.60 a pop, but some students can get it free. Just double check with your provider.
Zyban and Champix are two specalist medicines which are availbale to help you kick smoking in the ass.
You can only get these on prescription so you’ll need to go and see your GP or pharmacist.