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10 Tips To Quit Smoking


With so many tips and suggestions on quitting smoking, it is hard to see why so many people still can’t stop smokingThe vast majority of people are completely confused by the entire process! The fact is that with so much conflicting information around, that is confusing, and it is often much easier just to continue smoking and hoping for a simple solution. Taking the necessary steps to quit smoking is not easyIt means coming to terms with the fact that stopping smoking is best for your health, as well as your pocket. 

Most people are readily aware that stopping smoking can improve their health, but learning how to conquer the urge to smoke is not easyWith so many temptations circulating and the stresses of daily life, it is easy to see why jumping into a pack of cigarettes seems like a good idea. 


Top Ten Tips 


  • Tip #1: You need a good reason to quit. Simply deciding to stop because the sky is blue is not a sufficient reasonThe need to stop smoking is obvious, but the desire to stop needs to come from inside for the process to be successful.

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  • Tip #2: Look for small rewards that you can give yourself as you make progress. You are not likely to just quit cold turkey with no complicationsSet up small rewards that will help you to want to make progress towards ultimately quittingThis can be a great motivation to keep you on target. 


  • Tip #3: Plan out your quitting strategyDecide how you want to try to quit and stick to itSet a specific amount of time for your planIf, after a time, say six weeks, you have not quit, work on a new planThis will allow ample time to try each method while still giving yourself the flexibility to try something else. 


  • Tip #4: Work to overcome your strugglesIf you are smoking due to stressful things in your life, you need to deal with the stress before you can successfully quitRegardless of why you are smoking, it needs to be dealt with to stop for good. 


  • Tip #5: Set up a punishment for yourselfFor example, suppose you generally stop at Starbucks each day for a coffee. In that case, you might consider skipping that on days when you have fallen short of your smoking goals. Whatever punishment you select, make sure it is something that you care about. 


  • Tip #6: Seek out help from your friends and familyIt would be best if you had support as you are trying to quit, and this will help you ensure that you are not alone in the entire process. 


  • Tip #7: Look for someone to quit with youIf you are entirely on your own, you will be much more likely to slip back into smokingIf someone is working with you and holding you accountable, you are more likely to struggle to succeedTrying to quit smoking is not easy, but challenging tasks are much easier to accomplish with a partner.


  • Tip #8: Ensure you are getting plenty of sleepThe job of quitting smoking is quite trickyIf you are not getting the rest you need, you are much more likely to be cranky, upset, and angry with the worldThis is very counterproductive to your goal of quitting smoking for good.


  • Tip #9: Aim to quit for goodThis might seem a bit strange, but if you plan to stop for a weekend, you will not put much effort into the processIf you plan to stop for good, a lot more time and effort will go into the process and your plan to quit.


  • Tip #10: Look for ways to take your mind off cigarettesIf you always think about cigarettes, you may find that you are much more tempted to smokeReading a book, exercising, talking on the phone, surfing the internet, and even cooking are all great ways to occupy your mind and keep from thinking about when your last cigarette was.

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