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Stoptober: Stop Smoking Retreats Are On The Up


Over 250,000 smokers last year took part in last year’s Stoptober [1]. With smoking rates continuing to decrease each year, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in wellness holidays worldwide, has seen a popular trend in stop smoking holidays.

Still the biggest cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK [2], after just a year of living smoke free, the risk of a heart attack reduce by half, but quitting on home turf, whilst surrounded by all your old haunts and habits can be hard. If the thought of quitting smoking by going cold turkey whilst dealing with work stress and daily temptation has you reaching for your lighter, why not take your first steps towards breaking the bad habit on a specialist quit smoking retreat.

With the support of wellness experts, these personalised retreats combine behaviour modification, nutritional guidance, specialised treatments and lifestyle coaching, to ensure that the causes of smoking are addressed. The long-term answer to managing personal triggers and replacing smoking with healthier lifestyle habits, start 2017 smoke free and open a new chapter of your health.

Spain: SHA Anti-Tobacco

Learn how to say goodbye to tobacco once and for all at this luxury medical spa retreat on the Spanish coastline. Following an initial heart and lung check, benefit from individualised anti-anxiety phytotherapy and psychotherapy coaching sessions, which will set you firmly on the path to success. Remove the signs of tar build up with dental cleaning to make those pearly whites shine and feel the benefit of acupuncture and oxygen therapy sessions to feel revitalised on both the inside and out. Fill your lungs with seaside air on a sailing excursion or learn how to manage stress with classes including Tai Chi and yoga.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 offers 7 nights at SHA Wellness Clinic from £4,200pp or £4,890 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, an anti-tobacco programme, return flights and transfers.

Brazil: Kurotel Anti-Tobacco

Specifically designed to help you break your ties to your cigarettes, this healthy retreat is set amongst the beauty of Brazil. Gain positive control over your cravings and adopt a sustainable approach to going smoke free with the help of a dedicated medical team. Expert medical, psychotherapy, dental, dermatological and nutritional consultations combined with tests and treatments to improve your airway and lung ventilation will help you return you home cleansed and determined. Health lectures, meditation and cooking classes can spark new interests whilst the opportunity to visit local vineyards and waterfalls offers a welcome distraction from temptation.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 offers 7 nights at Kurotel from £3,265pp or £3,455 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, with an anti-tobacco programme, return flights and transfers.

Spain: Marbella Club Anti-Tobacco

Breathe free on this specialist anti-tobacco holiday and take the time to focus on how to stop smoking for good at this luxurious beach-side wellness retreat in sunny Spain. Secluded in a wellness haven, you will be guided and supported by health professionals as you are assisted through the initial period of withdrawal symptoms. Benefit from expert stress management sessions to understanding the addiction and strengthen your self-discipline. Combined with detoxifying spa treatments and healthy nutrition to cleanse your body, this healthy holiday will set you on the path to successfully return home tobacco free.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 offers 7 nights at Marbella Club from £3,515pp or £4,400 for single occupancy. Price includes half-board, with an anti-tobacco programme, return flights and transfers.

For advice, guidance and booking visit or call 0203 397 8891

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