Experience tells us that it is a very difficult thing for a habitual smoker to stop smoking. Smoking is a very addictive habit because the substance you inhale in cigarette smoke 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. 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.
A lot of smokers have been helped by the tips that are shared below.
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. 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.
Counting Progress Using Technology.
Monitoring your daily progress is now very reachable to you through your smartphone. Apps are now easily downloadable that can help you count cigarettes or days you have not smoked.
Vaporized E-liquid Veggie Glycerin.
If you can’t quit abruptly due to severe withdrawal symptoms, then try vaping. “Vape” which is short for vapor or vaporizer, uses e-liquid made from vegetable glycerin as its main component.
Another Way In for Nicotine.
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!
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. But in addition to inspiring you to succeed, these are the people who are qualified to remind you of your goal or your lapses.
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.
Loose Those Triggers!
Finally, find out what triggers you to light that cigarette, and avoid it whenever possible. Some people smoke after meals, but since you can’t avoid meals, avoid going to ‘smoking areas’ after meals. 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.