Stop Smoking Article
Stop Smoking In Less Than Two Monthsby HealthyBeaut.com
Are you looking for an efficient way to quit smoking? You should take a few minutes to read this article for some useful tips.
If you are thinking about quitting smoking, you should start by scheduling an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will help you assess how much of a smoker you are and give you advice adapted to your situation. You should also ask about products such as nicotine patches, nicotine gums, e-cigarettes or prescription medication. If you are not healthy enough to use these alternatives or if you are pregnant, you will have to quit without the help of these products.
If you smoke more than a pack a day, quitting cold turkey is not a good option. You will probably get sick and experience cravings too intense to resist if you attempt quitting cold turkey. Start by reducing the amount of cigarettes you smoke in a day. Get a journal so you can write down how many cigarettes you smoke along with a few details about the situations in which you smoke or the time of time.
Go over your journal and look for patterns. If you are like most smokers, you probably always smoke cigarettes in the same circumstances. Quitting is hard as long as cigarettes remain a part of your daily routine. You should focus on one habit at a time and replace smoking with something different or make some changes to your routine so you are not tempted to smoke. If you usually smoke while driving your vehicle to work, take public transportation instead. If you always smoke after a meal, replace your cigarettes with some candy or an e-cigarette.
You will be successful if you focus on staying away from your cigarettes for as long as possible. Reward yourself for your efforts, but make sure the reward is proportional to how hard you worked. When you finally have a cigarette because the cravings are more than you can stand, start over again and try going longer without smoking. Use nicotine patches, gums or e-cigarettes to last longer and do your best to keep your stress under control, for instance by doing some relaxation or meditation exercises.
Get some help. Quitting smoking by yourself is not easy. If you have a hard time remaining motivated, you should talk to your friends and family about your desire to quit smoking and let them know you need their support. If possible, find a friend who wants to quit smoking so you can share your experiences with this person. Find a support group in your area if you want to talk with other smokers who are struggling to quit. Support group are also excellent sources of information in different techniques and products.
Do you think you are ready to quit smoking and handle intense cravings and stress? If yes, take action and start working on reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke in a day or think about quitting cold turkey if you feel motivated enough.