Quitting Smoking: Difficult but Not Impossible
It is incredibly difficult for a smoker to quit smoking. Smoking is a very addictive habit because the substance you inhale in cigarette smoke is a very addictive substance. Smoking has a sedative effect on your body, helping you to relax, that’s why it isn’t easy to give up altogether.
But quitting smoking is also difficult because it brings about withdrawal symptoms, that is, headaches, nausea, and mild irritation because your blood nicotine level has been depleted. Those who have attempted to quit experience an intense struggle because the body needs to adjust to the absence of nicotine in the bloodstream. But don’t despair because there is hope as nothing is impossible.
Below are some tips to help you in your struggle, hoping you will succeed.
A Reason to Quit!
It becomes a lot less difficult to quit smoking if you are convinced it is the right thing to do. Success is often determined by ones drive and motivation to keep going despite setbacks. A good reason to quit is good health, as most of us know that smoking contributes a lot to poor health.
Monitoring your daily progress is now very reachable to you through your smartphone. You can now log in the number of cigarettes or days you have not smoked through your smartphone.
Vaporized E-liquid Veggie Glycerin.
One of the more popular ways to slowly quit smoking is by using e-cigarettes or vaping. “Vape” which is short for vapor or vaporizer, uses e-liquid made from vegetable glycerin as its main component.
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.
Quitting Inspired by Quitters.
You can look for a support group that caters to smokers, similar in nature to support groups that cater to alcoholics, that can inspire you to keep going. One of the reasons this kind of group inspires is that all of you have gone through or are going through the same struggles. Their experience, their struggles, failures, and success qualifies them to be your support group to help you.
Go Stress Free!
Stress is one of the factors that is linked to the need to smoke, and looking for ways to avoid stressful situations and environments greatly helps in quitting smoking. If you love listening to music or going outdoors, do more of this activity to help ease your mind.
Avoid People Who Smoke.
Finally, find out what triggers you to light that cigarette, and avoid it whenever possible. If you are someone who smokes after meals, try to chew gum instead to substitute for your cigarette cravings. If you discover that you smoke whenever you have a drink, it is good to also avoid drinking.