1 in 4 of us will experience some kind of mental health problem during our lives. People with mental health problems are 2 to 4 times more likely to suffer from heart and respiratory disease. The GOOD NEWS is that most people with mental health problems who smoke would like to stop.
There is evidence to show that you are more likely to stop smoking for good if you get the right support. The support you need is available through Kickstart Specialist Stop Smoking Service.
We understand how difficult it can be to stop smoking but the benefits are liberating. Stopping smoking can:
- Reduce some of the symptoms of psychotic illness;
- Help to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic medicines;
- Help to improve your thinking;
- Help your heart rate and blood pressure go down making you feel calmer and probably less anxious;
- Help you find exercising easier so you can get fitter too; these benefits start straight away;
- Save you lots of money!
Stopping smoking has the same significant effect as antidepressants in respect to improved mood. Current smokers are more depressed than never or ex-smokers.
Receiving support from a Specialist Stop Smoking Practitioner can increase your chances of quitting successfully. You can access one to one support in hospital or in the community. Remember, you are not alone. Other people with mental health issues are trying to stop too. It’s hard for everyone, but thousands of people stop every year. You can too!
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What is Vaping?
Professional advice if you are considering vaping as an aid to stopping smoking.
All vaping products operate using the same principals. A battery powers a coil which heats a liquid solution known as e-liquid. This produces a vapor which is then inhaled. However, these fundamentals can be applied in a large number of ways, and many products have been developed to meet the demands vapers have from their vape. Find out more about vaping.
Vaping is an alternative to smoking. It provides a vaper with the sensations, rituals and nicotine that smoking provides, but without smoke and the vast number of dangerous chemicals found in smoke. Vapers choose to use the products for a number of reasons; some because they want to save money, some for health reasons, and some for convenience. It is our belief that vapers should, as soon as they are able, transition fully away from smoking into vaping. Find out more about vaping.
Vaping is used as tobacco harm reduction. It has been estimated to be between two and three orders of magnitude safer than smoking, and this is the standard by which is should be judged. It is then, not risk free, but far preferable to smoking. It is also possible that some forms of vaping are safer than others. Our mission is to provide vapers with the best information available so they can make an informed choice on which products are appropriate for them. Find out more about vaping.
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