Champix contains the active ingredient varenicline to relieve the craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.
To stop smoking requires willpower and motivation to give you the best chance of quitting. Champix is an effective agent used to help people stop smoking. A recent study showed that Champix increased your odds of quitting almost 3 times more in comparison to a placebo. This means Champix more than doubles your chances of quitting, compared to quittin by determination on it’s own.
Nicotine replacement therapy products are an effective alternative to Champix and do not require a prescription. InvisiPatch offers a steady, long lasting release of nicotine to reduce cravings over time and can be supplemented with Nicorette Quickmist mouth spray, Lozenges and Gum for additional short term relief.
Why You Should Quit Smoking
Making the decision to stop smoking is not usually an easy one but the benefits are countless. After only 20 minutes of stopping, your heart rate will return to a normal level and after 2 hours, your blood pressure will return to normal too. After 12 hours, your carbon monoxide level will start decreasing and once you hit 48 hours of quitting, your sense of smell and taste will start to come back. Once you’ve gone 3 days without a cigarette, the nicotine will have left your body, and after 2 or 3 weeks, your lung function will start to improve. 1 year after stopping, your lungs will begin to repair and your risk of long-term health defects will start to decrease.
After quitting initially, you may experience some headaches, mood swings and weight gain due to nicotine withdrawal. However, the benefits outweigh the risks of smoking. Some of the benefits include better skin, improved personal hygiene, and a better sense of smell and taste. It will also improve your overall health by reducing coughing and breathing problems.
Quitting smoking can also enhance your wellbeing by allowing you to take part in sports and exercise easily, making the air around you more pleasant for others and reducing your chances of passing second-hand smoke on to your friends, family or children. Along with all of the health and hygiene benefits, stopping smoking can also save you a great amount of money, which can be used on holidays or gifts for yourself.
For more advice on methods on how to quit smoking, please visit the NHS website for a more robust list of techniques that are available to you.