Sunday, August 31, 2008

How to stop and quit smoking

A 'No Smoking' signImage via Wikipedia Its no surprise that smoking is the primary cause of lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Smokers thought for years about quitting smoking, they try it once or twice. but some smokers did not even close to the finish line of quit smoking.But if your thinking of not trying a little more to stop smoking, think again, quitting cigarettes can have a dramatic effect on our health for the people surrounds you and specially you.

If you have tried to quit before and don't have success, don't give up the key is work with the people that surrounds you like your family and friends, work with your doctor to develop a plan that will work for you. Here some simple tips that can maybe help you started becoming smoke free.

Start a date to stop - Choose a quit day sooner rather than later, so you'll be more likely to stick to it. Prepare for your quit day by telling friends and family.

Know your options - Talk with your doctor about quitting. Depending on your age and health, you may be a good candidate for nicotine gum, the nicotine patch or your doctor can give you new ways on quit smoking. Ask also for smoking cessation programs.

Know your motives - To help you understand what motives you to smoke, start a smoking list or notebook. when you feel the urge to pick up a cigarette, write down what you are doing and how you are feeling at that time. After a while, you may begin to see a pattern, which can help make it easier to change your habits.

Ignore the urge - When the urge hits, take a walk, grab a healthy snack similar in shape to a cigarette like pretzels, carrots or celery, have a glass of water. The urge will usually pass within a minute or two.

Make the butts disappear - On your quit day, take all your smoking related items like lighters, matches, ashtrays, and specially the cigarettes.throw them away were you cant get it back.

Bank the rewards - Find a place to cigarette money, Each time you think about buying cigarettes, put the money there instead. Just think of the vacation you can take with the savings from one smoke-free year.

Giving up smoking is not easy, but help is available, the question is are you ready???



jhun said...

articles like this should be spread and be read by a lot of people. smoking could really be a pain in the ass if the disease start to kick. nice ideas you have here

your "Health Assistant" said...

thanks mr. jhun for the comment

Shaiju Joseph said...

Quitting cold turkey is the best way. But be prepared for withdrawal symptoms if any. This approach has helped me to quit twice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nice Blog Stopping smoking requires desire, determination, and commitment, but the more you learn about your options and prepare for quitting, the easier it will be. While some smokers successfully quit by going cold turkey, most people need a plan that involves a gradual reduction in way to quit smoking and different rituals for satisfying your needs.

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