Simple ways to quit smoking

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You wake up one fine day and say, ‘I’m going to stop smoking today.’ The day starts with your new resolve and everything seems to support you. By the end of the day, you are down two packs.

Quitting smoking is a challenge for smokers due to the addiction the nicotine in the tobacco causes. Often, smokers cannot control the urge of the first or the last puff. Others face the withdrawal symptoms. Although you know how injurious smoking is to the health, it seems difficult to quit. There is an array of solutions to help you in your resolve. Here are a few tips to help you.

1. Determination – although you wish to quit smoking, your determination is what matters. If you are strong enough, this will add impetus to your resolve to quit smoking.

2. Distraction – seeing someone else smoke around you might bring the urge of the first puff back. Along with that, in your free time, the urge to smoke may come haunting back. Therefore, it is a good idea to indulge in something else like a walk, some outdoor game etc.

3. Counselling – sometimes, it is a good idea to seek counselling help. The experts can suggest a number of measures best suited to you to help quit smoking. The emotional stress that one undergoes is also handled by the counsellor.

4. Nicotine replacement therapy – one of the trials of quitting are the withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, nicotine replacement therapies are a good idea. They supply a lower but constant amount of nicotine to the body, thus helping you to gradually quit.

5. Avoiding temptations – in order to quit, it is a good idea to free the home, office and car free of triggers that might get you back into the habit. Throw away the empty packs, cigarettes, lighters and ashtrays which might give you the urge to smoke.

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