The addition to smoking is vey hard to reduce but it doesn’t mean impossible. If you are trying to quit smoking then, here are some self help tips which help you stop smoking gradually.
The addiction of nicotine is very dangerous, there are many side effects also when you don’t smoke, so build up your mind and try to avoid smoking from today.
You must have manage before you try to quit smoking, other wise it may be put you off. Look back at the things your experience has taught you and think about how you’re really going to do it this time.
Make a plan to quit smoking
Make a promise, set a date and stick to it. Sticking to the “not a drag” rule can really help. Whenever you find yourself in difficulty, say to yourself, “I won’t even have a single drag”, and stick with this until the cravings pass.
Think ahead to times where it might be difficult, and plan your actions and escape routes in advance.
Consider your diet
Is your after-dinner cigarette your favourite? Is your after-dinner cigarette your favourite? A study revealed that some foods, including meat, make cigarettes more satisfying. Others, including cheese, fruit and vegetables, make cigarettes taste terrible. So swap your usual steak or burger for a veggie pizza instead.
You may also want to change your routine at or after mealtimes. Getting up and doing the dishes straight away or settling down in a room where you don’t smoke may help.
Change your drink
A study states that fizzy drinks, alcohol, cola, tea and coffee all make cigarettes taste better.
So when you’re out, drink more water and juice. Some people find simply changing their drink (for example, switching from wine to a vodka and tomato juice) affects their need to reach for a cigarette.
Identify when you crave cigarettes
A craving can last 5 minutes. Before you give up, make a list of 5-minute strategies.
For example, you could leave the party for a minute, dance or go to the bar. And think about this: the combination of smoking and drinking raises your risk of mouth cancer by 38 times.
Get some stop smoking support
If friends or family members want to give up, too, suggest to them that you give up together. There are lots of agencies which give support to quit smoking. Did you know that you’re up to 4 times more likely to quit successfully with expert help and advice.
A review of scientific studies has proved exercise, even a 5-minute walk or stretch, cuts cravings and may help your brain produce anti-craving chemicals.
Make non-smoking friends
When you’re at a party, stick with the non-smokers. Our surrounding have great influence in our habits and attitudes , so if you surrounded by non- smokers you also adopt the non – smoking habits.
Keep your hands and mouth busy
Nicotine replacement therapy can double your chances of success. As well as patches, there are tablets, lozenges, gum and a nasal spray. And if you like holding a cigarette, there are handheld products like the inhalator or e-cigarettes.
When you’re out, try putting your drink in the hand that usually holds a cigarette, or drink from a straw to keep your mouth busy.
Make a list of reasons to quit
Keep reminding yourself why you made the decision to give up. Make a list of the reasons and read it when you need support.
You may be think weird but try to read this list of reasons to quit smoking everyday, preferably morning , trust it will be magically. Because by this you train your mind to stop smoking, if you can control your mind they you can fly high.