You do not have to leave smoking. No one makes you feel that way, nor does it force you. Still, think. Here are 13 tips to help you stop this habit.
Why do you want to stop?
You want to stop smoking, but you do not know why? “Because it’s bad” and not a good enough reason. To be and remain motivated, you need a strong, personal reason to stop smoking. You may want to protect your family from passive smoking. Perhaps the thought of lung cancer is very scary. Or maybe you want to
You feel and look young. Choose a reason that is strong enough to overcome the need to start a cigarette.
Do not be afraid
It can be very tempting to throw cigarettes in a waste bin and say that you have stopped smoking. However, 95 percent of people who are trying to stop smoking without therapy or drugs are returning to smoking. The reason is that nicotine causes addiction. The brain gets used to nicotine and then needs it. In his absence, there is a decrease in the desire for it.
Try nicotine therapy
When you stop smoking, withdrawing nicotine can make you feel frustrated, depressed, restless or irritable. Also, the desire for a cigarette can be unsustainable. Nicotine therapy can reduce these symptoms. Studies have shown that the use of nicotine chewing gum or patches can double the chances of stopping smoking when combined with an intense behavioral program. Combining these products with cigarettes is not recommended.
Look for medicines
To facilitate the withdrawal of nicotine from the body, and without the use of products containing it, ask your doctor to prescribe medication. There are medications that reduce the desire for nicotine by influencing chemicals in the brain. Some of you may be overwhelmed by smoking if you re-start a cigarette. Other medications can help to reduce troublesome withdrawal symptoms, such as depression or decreased concentration.
Do not pass yourself through weaning
Tell friends, family, colleagues at work, that you are trying to stop smoking. Their support can be of great help and importance. Also, choose one person who will be next to you, when it will be the hardest. Let her be the best friend, because she will fully understand you. Yes, it is important that this person be non-smoker.
Control Your Stress One of the reasons people smoke is that nicotine helps them relax.
When you stop smoking, you will need to find a new way to deal with stress. Try regular massages, listen to relaxing music, learn yoga or tai chi. If possible, avoid stressful conditions for the first few weeks after you stop smoking.
Avoid alcohol and other triggers
Certain activities can increase the desire for smoking. Alcohol is one of the most common triggers so try to consume it as little as possible after you stop smoking. If you need to start a cigar with coffee, start drinking tea for the first few weeks. If you usually smoke after a meal, find something else that will replace it
that habit, wash your teeth immediately after a meal or chew mastic.
Clean up the house
After you start your last cigarette, throw away all the lighters and ashtrays you have at home. Wash all the clothing that smells like cigarette smoke, wash the carpets, covers and curtains. Use an air freshener to refresh your living space. Believe me, you do not want to see or smell any thing that can make you
reminded of smoking.
Do not stop trying
People often give up and start smoking again. Many smokers try several times before they succeed. Examine the circumstances and emotions that caused you to start smoking again. Use them as an opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to weaning. Once you make that decision that you want to try again, it will be much easier for you to accomplish that. And do not be discouraged if you start smoking again. Never stop trying!
Physical activity can help reduce nicotine’s desire so it can ease some symptoms when weaning. When you want to start a cigarette, dress rollers and sneakers and go to the nearest park or playground. Even a small training is sufficient, such as strolling with a dog, or cleaning a weed garden. Additionally, this will help you burn calories faster. So, two flies with one stroke!
Eat fruits and vegetables
Do not think about dieting when trying to squeeze out of cigarettes – too much cancellation can cause the opposite effect. Eat as much fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products as studies show that these groceries exacerbate the taste of cigarettes. This will help reduce your desire for cigarettes, and
at the same time you will enter nutrients that are important for the normal functioning of the body and help combat diseases.
Choose your prize
In addition to the huge health benefits, one of the benefits of stopping smoking is all the money you will save. Reward yourself so that you can buy something fun with that money.
Do it for your health
The cash prize is not the only thing to be thought of. Smoking cessation has direct health benefits. Your blood pressure drops only 20 minutes after you have quit the cigarette. Within a day, the level of carbon monoxide in your blood returns to normal. Within two weeks to three months, the risk of heart attack is reduced and your lungs begin to function better. Long-term benefits include reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and other organs cancer.