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What You Need To Do To Quit Smoking

Jul 13

What You Need To Do To Quit Smoking

Just how do you quit smoking? The cravings are so often overwhelming, and yet the cost to your health and your pocketbook is even worse. People quit every day, but many go back to smoking in time. If you want the best chances of success, read this article and start using the tips provided.

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If you wish to quit smoking cold turkey, get rid of all of the things in your house that remind you of smoking. This means, no more ash trays or cigarette lighters. If you hold onto this stuff, you'll only be reminded of smoking and it might make you want to have a cigarette.

 

When you've made the decision that smoking is no longer for you, seek out a support group for help. There is great benefit in networking with people who understand the physical and emotional challenges you are facing. These people can support you through the hardest times with guidance, and coping tips. Inquire at your local churches, colleges and universities, and YMCA to find out if they run support groups.

 

Stop smoking once and for all by replacing those moments that you enjoy a cigarette with physical exercise. Not only will it be a distraction to you, but you will also benefit in a huge way by developing a healthier and more attractive body. It may be hard at first due to the effects of nicotine in your system, but start small, with a walk around the block.

 

Nicotine replacement therapy is a great option. Nicotine withdrawal causes several unpleasant mental symptoms, including restlessness, irritability, depression, and frustration. Cravings can be extremely tough to resist. You may find that nicotine replacement therapy will help reduce these feelings. People who use these products have twice as much likelihood of quitting for good as those who go cold turkey. Be careful not to use these products while still smoking, though.

 

Talk to your doctor about prescription medicines. If you want to ease nicotine withdrawal symptoms, consider prescription medications. There are certain medications that affect the chemical balance in your brain and can help reduce cravings. There are also drugs that can reduce bothersome withdrawal symptoms, like inability to concentrate or depression.

 

To cut back on smoking cravings, change the habits that once surrounded smoking. For example, if you always smoked on your breaks then see if you can get your breaks at a different time to make it harder to succumb to those cravings. Likewise, if you always had a cigarette with coffee then switch to a new caffeine fix like tea.

 

In order to quit smoking, find something else you can hold in your hand and put in your mouth. Many smokers find it hard to quit because they have an urge to have a cigarette in their hands and mouth. Rather than a cigarette, you can hold onto a straw.

 

Many have quit years ago and have never given in to a craving since, and the tips in this article are all items that have helped former smokers. If you truly want to quit smoking, then today is the day! Use these ideas and you'll be cigarette-free in no time.