There’s no way around it; smoking is bad for your health. Period!
It harms nearly every organ of the body, some that you would not expect.
Smoking even just one cigarette per day over a lifetime can cause smoking-related cancers and premature death.
Smoking also causes addiction to nicotine, a stimulant drug that is in tobacco. Nicotine addiction makes it much harder for people to quit smoking.
Let’s look at some of the tips which will help you quit this dreadful and life-threatening addiction –
1. Find Reasons to quit: Let it be your family, or yourself, or intention of saving the environments, pick and the reasons and make a list to quit smoking for.
Keep that list with you and look at it from time to time. It works wonderfully to overcome the temptation of smoking.
2. Identify and overcome triggers: Driving, having coffee or a drink, celebrating, and finishing a meal are just a few common smoking triggers.
Your friends or colleagues smoking in front of you may also be a trigger and urge you to smoke. Identifying your triggers and learning how to deal with them before you quit smoking is key.
3. Give it time: The desire to smoke won’t disappear overnight, and the first few days will probably be the toughest. Some people even get the urge to smoke even after a year of quitting.
However, remember that these urges will occur less often over time and they’ll eventually stop completely.
4. Try Again, even if you failed earlier: Even though you failed last time when you tried to quit smoking, don’t lose heart and give it another try. Many ex- chain smokers admit that it took them few attempts to quit smoking completely.
It takes a lot to break free from any addiction. But the first step is always to be taken by YOU.
Decide you want to stop.
Let us end this with a meaningful quotation from the unknown –
“Every time you light up a cigarette you are saying that your life isn’t worth living.”