Simple Tips to Help Quit Smoking

Smoking is the main cause for all kinds of health
problems and illnesses. The best way to quit smoking is
by first all understanding what it does to your body.

Before we proceed to the tips on how you can quit
smoking, I would like to mention few things. Did you
know that smoking causes cancer and more importantly
it can make you impotent?

Imagine yourself being in such a situation. I'm sure you
wouldn't want to have that situation. Cancer is not a
curable disease for many people. In many cases even
after the treatments are done, the complications still
linger on for many years. The main reason for that urge
to smoke is because of the nicotine that is present in the
cigarette.

Nicotine is a harmful substance that causes your brain to
get addicted to it. Once you get addicted to it, you find it
difficult to leave the habit. It is more like you getting
addicted to nicotine than smoking.

When you get the urge, you tend to smoke and get a feeling of
relaxation in your mind, which unfortunately is not true. I think by
now you have understood the seriousness of this harmful habit. Let us
have a look at few tips that can help you quit smoking:

I quit: Sadly that is the first way to quit smoking. You
must have heard from someone, that you can quit this
habit slowly. Where does that lead you to? You still
smoke. When will that day come where you don't touch
the cigarette? When you still keep on smoking, you can't
leave that habit. It keeps haunting you as you want to
smoke.

It is like you see a cake. Your mind tells you nothing
wrong in having a small bite. So you go ahead and take
a bite. You continue doing that till you finish the whole
cake. You want to quit smoking, quit it completely.

Have gums handy: Once you are a smoker, you feel the
urge to smoke quite often in a day. Keep chewing the
gum till you leave the urge. A friend of mine got rid of this
habit with this method. Whenever he felt like smoking, he
put a gum in his mouth. Yes it was a difficult process, but
he finally succeeded.

Select friends who don't smoke: It is a good idea to have
friends who don't smoke. When you have the wrong
company, you tend to do that same as them. It is human
nature. If your friends smoke during the break time, try to
politely stay away from them during that time. You need
to also remember that the smell can trigger you to have a
puff and you are back to where you started.

Have support: It is good to have support from someone
who encourages you to stop smoking. You also need to
be motivated and determined to leave this habit. That
person can be your spouse, your friend, or even relative.
This step is very effective, mind you. You can try it out.

Reward yourself: It is a good idea to reward yourself
once you reach a target. To reach a target you can set
goal. For example tell yourself that you won't smoke for
at least couple of weeks. Once you complete that period,
you can reward yourself.

Friends I strongly advise you to leave this dangerous
habit. You are doing yourself a favor.

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