Health and Fitness

How to Stop Smoking

Smoking is one of the subjects that many people think negatively about. Yet, even with its negative effects to health, there are still a lot of people who smoke.

If you are one of the people who want to kick out smoking habit for good, then read my advice on how to do it.

Do not carry cigarettes

If you are trying to quit smoking all together then you need to commit and stop carrying your cigarettes around with you. If you do not have cigarettes with you then you make it less convenient to smoke. This will make it easier for you to quit in the long run.

Make sure you have the right attitude

You cannot take quitting as a deprivation. Instead, think of this process as a favor that you are doing for yourself. By quitting you are helping your body and making a healthier change that will in turn lead to a healthier happier

It does not matter how long it has been since you gave up smoking, you can never have “just one”. You are a nicotine addict. While just one does not mean you will be smoking a packet a day again by morning, it will mean that you have “just one more” a lot sooner than you would like.

Have a friend or family member quit who smokes quit at the same time as you

Just like other things in life, such as losing weight, quitting is easier when someone else knows where you are coming from. The two of you can share tips or just vent to each other.

Positive thinking and motivation can be a key part of quitting smoking

Identify all the ways in which your life will benefit from being a non-smoker. Quitting smoking can improve the smell of your breath, and the overall health of your mouth. It can be beneficial to think about the positive and negative changes that result from quitting, so as to not scare people away.

If the cigarettes you smoke after meals are some of the hardest to give up, replace the habit of smoking after eating with brushing your teeth or chewing minty gum. Slowly, you will break your old habit and build a much healthier association between finishing a meal and freshening your breath.

Join a support group to help you in your quest to quit smoking. A support group can commiserate with you about the difficulties that quitting smoking entails, and share their coping mechanisms. The leader of the group may also be able to teach you behavior modification techniques, or other strategies that can prove helpful.

Help yourself stop smoking by only allowing yourself to smoke a certain amount of cigarettes a day. You can do this by deciding the day before how many you will have the next day. This will keep you from going over that set amount every day and cut back on smoking.

 

As you read through this article, you probably learned more and more about what things you can do in your everyday life to quit smoking. So now you should feel more confident about quitting.

Don’t give up even if it may seem hard. You want to stay committed so you win in the fight against smoking.

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