How to stop smoking is probably one of the hardest things to do. A lot has been said and a lot has been written about the dangers of smoking, and yet many people are still doing it albeit the hazard it brings to the body, specifically to the lungs. Smoking leads to lung cancer, which ultimately leads to death. Despite this truth, however, there are still those who are either turning a blind eye on the facts, and others, well they say smoking is so addictive cessation is next to impossible.
Here’s the good news: it is possible to stop smoking! Many people have done it; so can you! Here are some suggestions on how to begin your journey towards stopping smoking for good!
Tip #1 You Have to Want It Bad Enough!
Remember the old quote saying health is wealth? Hopefully you know and agree that it is true! Yes, having good health is invaluable. Good health is something that no amount of money can buy. You can buy or pay for treatment, yes, but good health is something that you need to work for. So, if you want to regain control over your health and begin living healthy again, decide to decide, and then do it! This is step number one and this is crucial. Remember also that when you want something bad enough, you will do everything that you can to make it happen. This is true most especially when you want to stop smoking.
Tip #2 Let the People You Love and You Work With Know About Your Goal!
It is essential that the people you love and those you work with know about your goal. You need their help and their support, most especially if some of them are smokers too. Normally, smokers do two things in response to someone’s plan and goal to stop smoking: they make things hard or difficult by tempting the person to smoke again, or they support the person all the way. If you have very supportive friends and family, they will respect your decision and will try to do their best to help you accomplish your goal. For example, smoking friends will leave you and stay farthest away from you when they smoke. So again, let your friends know what you intend to do and ask for their help and support.
Tip #3 Consider Nicotine Replacement Therapy
I’m sure you know why it’s so hard to stop smoking; the reason is you are already addicted to nicotine. The moment you stop smoking, your body reacts to the dwindling supply of nicotine in your system, and so it goes to overdrive – you crave for nicotine! Thus, health experts suggest nicotine replacement therapy, which simply means you give in to your body’s craving for nicotine, but from others sources and not from tobacco. Your doctor can help you begin your nicotine replacement therapy. There are many alternative sources of nicotine prescribed by doctors such as Nicotine gums, sprays, patches, lozenges, and inhalers.
Bottom line, there’s no such thing as impossible as long as you know what you want and you know how to make it happen. According to health experts who have helped many overcome their smoking problem, the key is changing your attitude. If you are able to do that, then you can make things happen. You can stop smoking!
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