We’re approaching the halfway mark in Stoptober, the 28 day challenge to quit cigarettes. It’s completely normal to start having thoughts or urges to have a cigarette. As important as it is to notice these urges, it’s equally as important to not act on them....

So, it’s that time of the year again when if you are a smoker, you might be thinking about the Stoptober 28 day challenge of not smoking for 28 days. Here are a few ways to prepare for your quit attempt. Following these steps may help...

We know that a good night’s sleep is essential to our health, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, it is common for many of us to struggle to fall asleep. Are you tossing and turning and finding it difficult to wake up in the morning?...

Here are some answers to common questions about quitting smoking. Why should I come to a stop smoking service? Research shows you have a better chance of quitting smoking and staying quit with the support from a specialist stop smoking service. Can I just cut down? Setting a quit...

Did you know we sleep roughly a third of our lives? It’s no surprise that the quality of our sleep directly impacts the quality of our mental and physical health. Well-known are the dangers of smoking cigarettes on our health, but we often overlook how nicotine...

Making the transition from smoking to vaping (e-cigarettes) is a very positive step! Vaping is much less harmful to your health than smoking (in fact, research shows that it is 95% less harmful than a cigarette!). However, after a while, some people wish to discontinue...

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...