Break That Smoking Habit
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.
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. Because of the removal of nicotine from your bloodstream your body is placed in a state of imbalance, as your body struggles to find its balance. However, despite its difficulty, quitting smoking is not impossible.
Here are some thoughts to help you break that smoking habit.
Good Health: A Good Reason to Quit.
It becomes a lot less difficult to quit smoking if you are convinced it is the right thing to do. This gives you the drive and motivation that will keep you going until you succeed. 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.
In this age of smartphones, monitoring your progress in quitting smoking comes in handy. You can now log in the number of cigarettes or days you have not smoked through your smartphone.
A Trend in E-cigarettes.
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.
Another Way In for Nicotine.
Nicotine replacement therapy is a means by which the body still assimilates nicotine but not through cigarette smoke. Instead of inhaling nicotine through smoke, you can use nicotine patches or nicotine gum to supply your body’s nicotine demand.
It also helps to be with other people who are struggling to quit or who have been successful in quitting smoking. This kind of inspiration strengthens your determination to quit. Their experience, their struggles, failures, and success qualifies them to be your support group to help you.
Find Your R&R.
If you can avoid stressful situations, places, and people, and find time to relax by yourself in peace and quiet, you might discover your need to smoke to decline. 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. Some people smoke after meals, but since you can’t avoid meals, avoid going to ‘smoking areas’ after meals. You may be a person who lights up a cigarette with every bottle of beer, maybe you need to give up the beer drinking as well.