Men's Health Week 2021 is here, from 14th-21st June. This year's theme is better mental health in a Covid world. On average, men have a lower life expectancy than women and one in five men die before the age of 65! The risk of Covid death...

The final part of our 3-part series looks at how we can maintain our meditation practice and integrate mindfulness into our daily lives. Setting a lofty ambitious goal can be great, like planning to meditate at 6.30am every morning. But this can also be frustrating,...

“One does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living. The thing about meditation is you become more and more you.” I would love to accredit this wonderful quote to someone....

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....