In this day and age, the emphasis is very much on staying healthy. In the past, when smoking first became popular, the unhealthy side effects of this habit were unknown, resulting in large numbers of people partaking in this habit. Now, as we know better, many people who have picked up this habit are attempting to quit in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle. However, it is easier said than done, as nicotine is an addictive substance. That being said, we have a couple of options for you that will make that transition a little easier.
There are a number of choices when it comes to still having a nicotine intake but removing the smoke element. The first of these is the nicotine patch, though users report varying degrees of success. It seems the main issues here is that there isn’t enough of a nicotine kick and it also doesn’t cater to the need for using one’s hands – a common issue with smokers. E-Cigarettes, on the other hand, do cater to this latter need as it gives the user the same hand and mouth feel as a real cigarette just without the toxins.
However, there is an option that trumps both of these. Snus from Sweden offers an option that caters to both the need to use one’s hands and also gives the desired nicotine hit. Snus is small pieces of moist tobacco carefully prepared in a small pouch. These pouches are then tucked under the top lip of the user, where the thin skin can absorb the nicotine. Not only do they remove the smoke and offer a nicotine boost, they also come in a wide variety of flavours.
Whatever your final method of choice for quitting is, remember that it is important to persevere and keep a supportive framework around you in order to succeed.