Quitting Smoking: Difficult but Not Impossible
Experience tells us that it is a very difficult thing for a habitual smoker to stop smoking. The reason is because nicotine is a very addictive substance. Another reason is because smoking has the effect of relaxing a person.
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. Quitting smoking is not an unreachable goal as many have already succeeded in this quest.
Below are some tips to help you in your struggle, hoping you will succeed.
A Reason to Quit!
Quitting smoking becomes less difficult if you have a reason to do so. This gives you the drive and motivation that will keep you going until you succeed. Good health is one of the best reasons to quit, as you yourself know that smokers are more prone to heart disease.
In this age of smartphones, monitoring your progress in quitting smoking comes in handy. Apps are now easily downloadable that can help you count cigarettes or days you have not smoked.
Vaporized E-liquid Veggie Glycerin.
One of the more popular ways to slowly quit smoking is by using e-cigarettes or 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. There are nicotine patches with adhesives to stick to your body where nicotine is absorbed through your skin, or nicotine gum which is similar to chewing tobacco
Find Group Support!
It also helps to be with other people who are struggling to quit or who have been successful in quitting smoking. One of the reasons this kind of group inspires is that all of you have gone through or are going through the same struggles. Of all people, they are the ones who know what you’re going through.
Go Stress Free!
If you can avoid stressful situations, places, and people, and find time to relax by yourself in peace and quiet, you might discover your need to smoke to decline. If you love listening to music or going outdoors, do more of this activity to help ease your mind.
When you have discovered what triggers the smoking habit in you, take deliberate steps to avoid them. Avoid going to ‘smoking area’ after a big meal, especially when you dine out. You may be a person who lights up a cigarette with every bottle of beer, maybe you need to give up the beer drinking as well.