Break That Smoking Habit
It is incredibly difficult for a smoker to quit 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.
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. It is a struggle for long-time smokers who have attempted to quit because of the negative effects of the removal of nicotine from the body. But don’t despair because there is hope as nothing is impossible.
Here are some thoughts to help you break that smoking habit.
Quitting for a Reason.
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.
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.
Get in Vape!
If you can’t quit abruptly due to severe withdrawal symptoms, then try vaping. Vaping or vaporizing substitutes e-liquid vegetable glycerin for nicotine smoke inhalation.
Do Replacement Therapy!
In order to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms other means of ingesting or assimilating nicotine is applied. Nicotine can be ingested by chewing nicotine gum or absorbed through the skin using nicotine patches, to avoid strong withdrawal symptoms.
Quitting Inspired by Quitters.
It also helps to be with other people who are struggling to quit or who have been successful in quitting smoking. These people are there to inspire you and challenge you to quit. Of all people, they are the ones who know what you’re going through.
Find Your R&R.
It is important to find practical means of relaxation and recreation (R&R) when you begin quitting smoking, because the need to smoke is linked to stress. Engage in activities that relax you more often, like listening to music or going outdoors.
Keep Away From Triggers.
Whenever it is possible, avoid people or places that trigger in you that smoking habit. Avoid going to ‘smoking area’ after a big meal, especially when you dine out. Avoid drinking if you know that you smoke with your drink.