Quitting Smoking: Difficult but Not Impossible
Experience tells us that it is a very difficult thing for a habitual smoker to stop smoking. The reason is because nicotine is a very addictive substance. Smoking has a sedative effect on your body, helping you to relax, that’s why it isn’t easy to give up altogether.
When you experience withdrawal symptoms, it makes you entertain second thoughts about quitting because it makes life harder for you because of headaches and nausea. Those who have attempted to quit experience an intense struggle because the body needs to adjust to the absence of nicotine in the bloodstream. However, despite its difficulty, quitting smoking is not impossible.
Below are some tips to help you in your struggle, hoping you will succeed.
Good Health: A Good Reason to Quit.
When you find a reason for quitting, quitting becomes less difficult, and will necessarily follow. This gives you the drive and motivation that will keep you going until you succeed. Good health is one of the best reasons to quit, as you yourself know that smokers are more prone to heart disease.
Monitoring your daily progress is now very reachable to you through your smartphone. You can now log in the number of cigarettes or days you have not smoked through your smartphone.
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.
In order to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms other means of ingesting or assimilating nicotine is applied. Instead of inhaling nicotine through smoke, you can use nicotine patches or nicotine gum to supply your body’s nicotine demand.
Quitting Inspired by Quitters.
Smokers who have successfully quit or are presently struggling can inspire you to quit. These people are there to inspire you and challenge you to quit. Their experience, their struggles, failures, and success qualifies them to be your support group to help you.
Music and the Outdoors.
It is important to find practical means of relaxation and recreation (R&R) when you begin quitting smoking, because the need to smoke is linked to stress. Whatever helps you enjoy peace and quiet, if music or going outdoors does, then spend time in it to keep your mind free from the need to smoke.
Whenever it is possible, avoid people or places that trigger in you that smoking habit. 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.