We are all aware of the harmful effects of smoking and its destruction of health, but this does not prevent smokers from sticking to this bad habit.
Stopping the habit of smoking is a difficult challenge for some, whether you are a young smoker or an old man who smokes all his life. Nicotine in cigarettes can simply provide you with a quick and easy way to rest your nerves, reducing your stress for some time.
To succeed in quitting smoking, this will not only require you to change your lifestyle, and deal with the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal from your body, but also to find healthy alternatives to help you calm your nerves and relieve your tension instead of cigarettes, and the sooner you quit smoking, His gains increased, even if it was done late. Former smokers had lower rates of lung disease, heart disease, and stroke than those who continued to smoke.
By following the right steps, persistence, and determination, you can finally get rid of smoking and join the millions who have quit the habit forever.
Smoking is a physical addiction and a psychological habit. Nicotine in cigarettes causes temporary and rapid addiction. To get rid of how much nicotine your body receives from cigarettes, you will experience symptoms of nicotine withdrawal from your body.
Set a date when you will have stopped smoking completely:
In order not to lose motivation due to frequent attempts, also tell your friends and family of your decision, as you will need their support and encouragement to you constantly.
Slowly but surely:
If you are a heavy smoker, you can start the process of smoking cessation by reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke on a daily basis, for example if you smoke twenty cigarettes a day, you can start smoking only fifteen one and stay on it a few days and then reduce it to only ten, This will gradually remove the nicotine from the body, and make the cravings for smoking easier to resist, until you reach a time when you do not need this amount and do not need any cigarettes at all.
Change your habits and avoid the causes of smoking:
There are always some events and habits that cause cravings to smoke, for example in some people can be psychological stress or tension is the cause, also simply the right place and time to smoke.
When you try to quit smoking, these events and situations will be more powerful in motivating it.
If you don’t want to give in to this desire, you have to make sure that those events that make you smoke will never be effective, and will not make you give up. Try to avoid these situations. If you smoke during your rest time, find another alternative, or sit with some non-smoker friends, also avoid being in a place where you used to smoke alone.
If you’re used to smoking after each meal, switch to a healthy habit, such as eating your favorite fruit or drinking a glass of cold juice.
Always if you feel a strong urge to smoke, distract yourself from thinking about it, for example, take a cold bath to calm your nerves, or talk to a close friend, always remind yourself of all the reasons why you stop smoking.
Always reward yourself and boost your small victories:
Whenever you beat the urge to smoke even once, give yourself a reward, so as to maintain your insistence and encourage you, watch your body always improve from the many smoking harms, exercise and notice your ability to run, for example, and regular breathing. Also, the natural sensation of taste and smell increases, your breath, your hair, your fingers, and your teeth become cleaner.