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Stop Smoking

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A prescription-only nicotine-free stop smoking medicine, Champix (varenicline) works to reduce the withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with giving up cigarettes.

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Champix contains the active ingredient varenicline and is used to reduce the withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with quitting smoking.

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Stop Smoking

Awareness concerning the dangers of smoking has never been greater and many people are now keen to kick the habit. However, actually giving up for good is often much easier said than done. Cigarettes contain the highly addictive substance nicotine, which acts both as a stimulant and a relaxant, and can be extremely difficult to give up. Fortunately, there are now a range of treatments on offer that can help people to quit.

Why quit smoking?

Smoking is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the world. In the UK alone, around 100,000 people die each year from the habit, and many more pass away from smoking-related medical complaints. Lighting up can increase your risk of developing over 50 medical conditions, including a range of cancers, coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

So, while giving up cigarettes may be a challenge, you stand to reap significant health benefits if you achieve this goal. For example, after just a few months, you should notice that your breathing has improved and any coughing you had has reduced. Meanwhile, after a year without cigarettes, your risk of heart attack and heart disease will drop to around half that of a smoker.

How to stop smoking

Many people find that determination alone is not enough to enable them to quit the habit. After all, as well as overcoming the chemical addiction, there is the psychological dependency to get over. To increase your chances of giving up successfully, you may wish to take advantage of treatments that are specifically designed to make this process easier.

How do stop smoking treatments work?

Stop smoking treatments work in variety of ways. Some are designed to supply nicotine to the body through alternative means. These options can help people to break the habit of lighting up without experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Other treatments are designed to reduce people’s desire to smoke. For example, at Europa we offer varenicline, which is sold under the brand name Champix. This prescription-only medicine works by blocking the pleasure induced by nicotine in the brain, decreasing people’s desire to smoke.

You can find out more about Champix on our website and if you have any questions about this treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts by email or phone. We are on hand to answer your queries and to help make the process of giving up cigarettes more straightforward.