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Seven Helpful Tips for Quitting Smoking

Experience tells us that it is a very difficult thing for a habitual smoker to stop smoking. Smoking is like a drug dependency or substance addiction which is extremely habit forming. Smoking also helps a person to relax, which makes it doubly difficult for smokers to quit.

But one other thing that makes quitting extremely difficult is its withdrawal symptoms, like, nausea, irritability, and headaches. 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. Quitting smoking is not an unreachable goal as many have already succeeded in this quest.

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. Smokers are more prone to heart and lung diseases and if you are concerned about your health and the health of your family, you will find this a good reason to quit.

Go Techie!

Your smartphone is a very handy gadget and helpful companion as it is able to monitor your daily progress. You can now log in the number of cigarettes or days you have not smoked through your smartphone.

Vaporized E-liquid Veggie Glycerin.

One of the more popular ways to slowly quit smoking is by using e-cigarettes or vaping. Vaping or vaporizing substitutes e-liquid vegetable glycerin for nicotine smoke inhalation.

Patch Up!

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

Smokers Anonymous.

It also helps to be with other people who are struggling to quit or who have been successful in quitting smoking. These people are there to inspire you and challenge you to quit. Of all people, they are the ones who know what you’re going through.

Find Your R&R.

It is important to find practical means of relaxation and recreation (R&R) when you begin quitting smoking, because the need to smoke is linked to stress. Whatever helps you enjoy peace and quiet, if music or going outdoors does, then spend time in it to keep your mind free from the need to smoke.

Avoid People Who Smoke.

Whenever it is possible, avoid people or places that trigger in you that smoking habit. Avoid going to ‘smoking area’ after a big meal, especially when you dine out. Avoid drinking if you know that you smoke with your drink.