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In the first six weeks after giving up smoking, a smoker’s cough actually gets worse. With government figures predicting that at least 700,000 of Britain’s 12 million smokers will give up as a result of this July’s smoking ban, we can expect to hear a big increase in irritating coughs over the summer months.

Catarrh, the common cold symptom, caused by excess mucous is a typical side effect for those giving up cigarettes. This is caused by the lining of the nose and sinuses becoming inflamed and irritated. New Covonia Catarrh Relief Formula is a unique liquid medicine developed to provide relief from catarrh and the only product that treats both the nose and throat.

New Covonia Catarrh Relief Formula is not just a run-of-the-mill decongestant. It actively works by reducing the amount of catarrh your body produces- attacking the cause and not just the symptoms. Its traditional herbal formula is accompanied by the popular Covonia flavour “kick” and is so powerful that you only need one 5ml spoonful to feel it working.

Government research shows that more than 70% of smokers would like to give up for good, but many only anticipate the adverse effects of nicotine cravings and not the withdrawal symptoms. Preparing for these side effects dramatically increases your chances of kicking the habit for good.

Dr Patricia MacNair said: ““Good preparation is an essential part of any attempt to quit smoking. That includes anticipating all the problems that might arise and knowing what to do to counter these. It’s common, for example, for smokers to find that the cough and catarrh they have got used to actually get worse when they stop smoking. It’s an indication that the airways are “waking up” and are starting to get back to normal. But although it’s a positive sign, it can make people feel worse and therefore adds to the temptation to restart.

“Like other symptoms, the cough will gradually improve, so quitters should be encouraged to make the most of simple remedies that will help them through this difficult time. By taking advantage of every bit of support and advice they can get, smokers are much more likely to succeed, and give up cigarettes for ever.”

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