Self-help tips to Stop Smoking
Please quit smoking… for the sake of your health, your family or your special one! These words are often heard and overlooked by people who are addicted to smoking. Sometimes it does affect them for few minutes and for most other times it does not. Everyone knows that smoking is a bad habit, rather, one of the worst forms of addictions. Then why can’t you quit! Every form of addiction brings along a feeling of guilt, and this is no different in the case of smoking. Every time you finish smoking one cigarette, you clearly know that you are taking a step towards a premature and uninvited death! But sometimes you feel helpless and keep falling into the same trap again and again.
Do you want to be healthier? Save money? Keep your family safe? All of those reasons?
Read below self-help tips that will help you quit smoking gradually and never look back!
1. Make a real plan to stop smoking: Fix a date and stick to it. Sticking to the 'not a drag' rule can help. Whenever you find yourself wavering from the promise you made to yourself, say this aloud "I will not have even a single drag" and stick with this until these cravings pass. Plan ahead for times where resisting smoking might be difficult - a party for instance - and devise your actions and escape routes in advance.
2. Understand the law of addiction: If you have been addicted for a while, you should know the real reason behind the cravings. Nicotine dependence is a real drug addiction. While you enjoyed smoking in the past, nicotine has de-sensitized and rewired your brain, causing it to grow millions of nicotinic receptors. In the absence of nicotine, the craving gives rise to anger, depression and uncontrollable mood swings.
3. Take one day at a time: Implementing “I will never smoke from today,” gets almost impossible if you have been smoking for a long time. Lessen the frequency per day followed by days per week you smoke. Maintain a diary. Mark and celebrate your every step towards victory. This will take time, so have patience and faith.
4. Ask for help: Addictions are linked to overwhelming emotions. Sometimes it is difficult even to think about giving up smoking. In such times, you need help! A friend, family or like in most cases professional help is needed. Our online consultation service can provide you with prescription drugs that will not only help fight the addiction but also numb it over the time.
5. Use ‘stop-smoking’ aids: If the quitting process is taking longer time than usual, one can take the support of medical aids that mimic the feeling nicotine gives and are far less harmful than smoking does. E-cigarettes, nicotine patches, and nicotine gums are few of the choices you can make. These aids help you by releasing very less amount of nicotine in the body, and the doses reduce gradually helping you quit in the process.
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