Break That Smoking Habit
Smoking is a very difficult habit to break, as the experience of countless smokers would prove. Smoking is a very addictive habit because the substance you inhale in cigarette smoke is a very addictive substance. Smoking has a sedative effect on your body, helping you to relax, that’s why it isn’t easy to give up altogether.
When you experience withdrawal symptoms, it makes you entertain second thoughts about quitting because it makes life harder for you because of headaches and nausea. It is a struggle for long-time smokers who have attempted to quit because of the negative effects of the removal of nicotine from the body. But don’t despair because there is hope as nothing is impossible.
Below are some tips to help you in your struggle, hoping you will succeed.
A Reason to Quit!
When you find a reason for quitting, quitting becomes less difficult, and will necessarily follow. Success is often determined by ones drive and motivation to keep going despite setbacks. Good health is one of the best reasons to quit, as you yourself know that smokers are more prone to heart disease.
In this age of smartphones, monitoring your progress in quitting smoking comes in handy. Apps are now easily downloadable that can help you count cigarettes or days you have not smoked.
Get in Vape!
Vaping is a reasonable alternative to cigarette smoking and helps you quit gradually. “Vape” which is short for vapor or vaporizer, uses e-liquid made from vegetable glycerin as its main component.
Nicotine replacement therapy is a means by which the body still assimilates nicotine but not through cigarette smoke. There are nicotine patches with adhesives to stick to your body where nicotine is absorbed through your skin, or nicotine gum which is similar to chewing tobacco
You can look for a support group that caters to smokers, similar in nature to support groups that cater to alcoholics, that can inspire you to keep going. This kind of inspiration strengthens your determination to quit. Of all people, they are the ones who know what you’re going through.
Go Stress Free!
Stress is one of the factors that is linked to the need to smoke, and looking for ways to avoid stressful situations and environments greatly helps in quitting smoking. If you love listening to music or going outdoors, do more of this activity to help ease your mind.
Avoid People Who Smoke.
Whenever it is possible, avoid people or places that trigger in you that smoking habit. Some people smoke after meals, but since you can’t avoid meals, avoid going to ‘smoking areas’ after meals. Avoid drinking if you know that you smoke with your drink.