22 Nov 28 DAY CHALLENGE: “END OF WEEK TWO”
Councillor ALISON GRIFFITHS HAS GIVEN HERSELF THE CHALLENGE OF TAKING ON THE 28 DAY CHALLENGE.
During Stoptober Alison gave up smoking for good with the support of the 28 Day Challenge. Throughout her journey, Alison shared her experience by vlogging along the way.
WHAT STRUGGLES HAS ALISON FACED?
Despite having one cigarette at the beginning of week one, Alison soldiered on and continued to remain smokefree, showing great determination and grit throughout,
While in Greece for her holiday, Alison noticed an increased prevalence in the number of smokers. This made her crave a cigarette more, however, with great mental determination she is stuck it through.
“I have spent the whole day without a cigarette. Which means I am strong enough and I can do it.”Alison Griffiths
There are many more challenges to come. Duty-free seems to be a factor that is played on Alison’s mind – as well as returning to her stressful day-to-day life of work.
“Alison knows what challenges are coming her way. By knowing these challenges, we can help her best prepare on how to overcome them and remain smoke free. She’s done brilliantly so far and should be happy with her progress.”Charlotte, Stop Smoking Advisor
USING A VAPE AS A METHOD OF STOPPING SMOKING
Alison’s decision to use a vape pen throughout her quit attempt was a controversial conversation on social media. Our Stop Smoking Advisors do not prescribe any form of vape as a method of stopping smoking. However we do support clients who choose to use a vape on their own accord as a part of the behaviour change therapy given throughout the quit attempt.
“E-Cigarettes are not completely risk-free, but experts estimate that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. E-cigarette vapour contains some potentially harmful chemicals also found in tobacco smoke, but at much lower levels.”
Many people think that nicotine is very harmful to health. In fact, although it is addictive, nicotine is relatively harmless: it’s the thousands of other chemicals in tobacco smoke that cause almost all the harm from smoking.”One You – Public Health England*