Welcome to part 1 of 3, of our guide on how to start meditation with help from our Stop Smoking Advisor, Arjun. The ideas and philosophies of meditation (and mindfulness) are demanding lots of attention here in the West. You may have seen the terms...

What is Shisha? Shisha, also known as hookah or narghile, is a water pipe in which a mixture of tobacco and flavourings is smoked. Smoking shisha involves the burning of wood, coal or charcoal which heats up the tobacco and produces smoke. The smoke bubbles through...

Apps can help you quit smoking with instant support whenever you may need it. They can provide tips, motivation and encouragement on the go when you need them the most. In combination with our support, digital apps can be a useful way to help you...

Quitting doesn't have to feel stressful. It might not feel like a good time to quit smoking – but it is. Last year, during lockdown, one million people quit. New research confirms that those ex-smokers will now be feeling happier and more positive than if...

Cravings can come out of the blue, even if you have been quit for a while. Certain feelings, places or situations can trigger your cravings for a cigarette. Understanding your smoking triggers can help you to control your cravings and beat the urge to smoke. Alcohol...

Relationships are common reasons why people begin or continue to smoke. If you grew up in a home with parents that smoked, it may have seemed natural for you to smoke too. Or maybe you were a non-smoker and adopted the habit from a partner....

One million smokers in the UK improved their health by quitting in 2020. If you’re a smoker, quitting is the best way to improve your health and reduce the chances you’ll need the NHS. The health benefits from quitting smoking start from the moment you stop....

The ancient practice of mindfulness meditation is gaining lots of interest in fields of physical and mental well-being. There are a growing number of clinical studies which are showing evidence of the positive benefits the practice can lead to on the brain and our...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But when the holidays are here, so are the cravings for all of our favourite festive treats. Whilst food is a wonderful part of Christmas, navigating through all of the indulgent food and drinks can be tricky. It’s...

Staying active in colder months can feel like a near impossible task. After a long day at work, it's dark and drizzly outside, and there is no part of you that feels like getting out and going for a walk. Next thing you know, you're...