The Empty Chair - How to quit smoking
- Hale Blog
- 06 Oct, 2020
We all know the saying “your health is your wealth”, but what does that actually mean to us? Sixteen people die everyday from tobacco related illness on our small island - let that sink in for a moment - there will be 16 people not here tomorrow because of smoking - that’s almost 6,000 people per year.
Nearly 6,000 empty chairs this Christmas where you or a loved one might have sat. If our health is our number 1 priority, lets change this and start now … make the change, today.
There are 700,00 smokers in Ireland and research says that 81% of them want to quit – pretty sure the other 19% probably want to quit too for one reason or another, but are too stubborn to admit it! Giving up smoking is hard, nobody denies that, but it is not impossible and with the right supports to help you along that journey you could stand a good chance of avoiding being one of the 6,000 leaving your family and friends in the next twelve months.
Public Health England says that e-cigarettes could help many more people quit smoking – which kills half of those who take it up! Data from its smoking cessation programme showed that 65%–68% of people who used e-cigarettes, as well as nicotine replacement therapies, succeed in quitting. Vaping can help you manage your nicotine craving and either in-store or online, the Hale Vaping experts are available to make sure you get the right strength of nicotine in your liquid.
Dr. Nancy Rigotti, a director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Tobacco Research and Treatment Center says “It’s never too late nor too early to quit” [LINK]
We don’t deny it is better to not smoke or vape, it is also better to not drink alcohol, fizzy drinks, too much coffee, eat red meat frequently … we have to live and we have to make informed choices in order to live well.
Public Health England states that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking, as it offers smokers a way to sustain your nicotine cravings, whilst not doing the harm to your body that burning tobacco does. Vaping is NOT smoking and does not cause the build up of tar in your lungs and arteries which smoking does.
After a year long survey of 120 British smokers, the NHS in the UK have stated that "E-cigarettes provide nicotine, which is important when someone is trying to quit smoking …. Going 'cold turkey' with no nicotine can make it difficult to deal with nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Having some kind of nicotine replacement improves your chances of quitting," explained study author Dunja Przulj, a research health psychologist with the Health and Lifestyles Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London.
"In our study, smokers used e-cigarettes much like other nicotine replacement treatments. They were asked to set a 'quit day,' and advised to use their e-cigarette regularly throughout the day, and whenever they felt they needed it," Przulj added. "Everyone was encouraged to try and avoid smoking any normal cigarettes."
By the end of the study, results suggested that "e-cigarettes would almost double your chances of quitting at one year, compared to other nicotine replacement [products],"
The instant health benefits of stopping smoking have immediate positive effects on the body. So how can we help you quit?
Hale vape liquid is the number 1 liquid and is of the highest quality on the market. Hale is available in over 2000 convenience stores and through our ever-expanding network of over 50 retail stores – which means that you don’t have to worry about availability, running short or being left with no option but to pick up the fags again to get your fix. Hale is also available from our website, with quick delivery – so if you are someone who likes to have a plan and set a budget – we can work with you on that.
Hale is also the only vape brand to carry the Guaranteed Irish symbol, as ALL Hale e-liquids are produced in a dedicated, ISO:9001 (2015) accredited facility in Carlow, and ALL ingredients are sourced from approved and certified European suppliers. We are fully compliant with the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), as well as EU regulations on Classification, Labelling, and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
With 5 nicotine strengths, in over 80 flavours, from tobacco to fusion, we have the widest range of quality assured e-liquids in Ireland - which means we offer our customers a great, healthy alternative to cigarettes.*
In STOPTOBER we want to work with you. We are recommending a STOP Smoking Kit, which consists of two Hale liquids and the INNOKIN SCEPTRE, an easy to get started, clean and refill Vape, reliable and recommended by our company experts.
We really want you to give up smoking and live a healthier lifestyle, so for this October, we will be there every step of the way with you. By reducing the price of the kit from €35 to €20, you are already onto a winner!
We believe so strongly in the kit, that if you don’t like it for any reason what so ever in the first thirty days, we will give you your money back! AND, when you are off the cigarettes for 30 days, we’ll help you celebrate with a €10 Hale voucher!