Quit Now With These Helpful Stop Smoking Solutions
blue smoke IV — black and white
Image by sweethell
"i wrote with smoke
in the margins of my life
knowing that the future and the past
are all one
and that the moment NOW is all we ever have
looking for lovers on the blink rims of our lives
writing with smoke on the ceilings of our lives"
excerpt from "smoke", by erica jong.
disclaimer: i am NOT advocating smoking here. the model on the photos is my husband, and since we started dating i’ve been trying to make him quit smoking. but since he still does, i thought i should portray the beauty in it (yes, there is beauty in it, i’m not an hypocrite) before he finally does quit.
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These days, everyone knows smoking is unhealthy, but it’s still extremely tough to quit. You may need a bit of help if you want to give up smoking. The hints and tips in the following article may be enough to give you that extra drive you need to quit smoking successfully and permanently.
If smoking medications aren’t for you, try acupuncture instead. A good acupuncturist can help you kill the cravings associated with smoking through the use of needles, that are placed strategically on your body. Although this may unpleasant and like it might hurt, the majority of people who undergo the procedure experience minimal discomfort or none at all.
Many people enjoy the support of online communities and discussion boards. There are many websites that help people quit smoking. It’s helpful to talk to other ex-smokers so that you can both compare the techniques you use to help yourselves quit. Those who have already quit can best understand and support the journey you have undertaken.
Your primary care physician can be a great resource if your are not able to quit smoking by yourself. There are a number of prescription medicines that will make quitting easier, including, a few anti-depressant medications. A doctor might also give you information about hotlines, support groups and other resources which can increase the likelihood of success with quitting.
As you work on quitting smoking, remember to give yourself a reward every time you hit an important milestone. For instance, go to a movie after one week that you don’t smoke. If you can quit for a month, treat yourself to dinner at the most delicious restaurant in town. Eventually, once smoking is eliminated from your mind, get a big treat.
Smoking cigarettes has damaged your body for years, so try adding a vitamin routine to your daily diet to heal this damage after you quit. The best supplements will also contain important trace minerals to improve its healing power. Smoking causes damage to your whole body, in addition to your lungs. Promote healing as much as possible.
When quitting smoking, inform your family and friends about your intentions. By entrusting the people close to you with your plan, you give them the power to help you succeed. This can be the little nudge you need to keep you on the straight and narrow.
You might have used smoking when you are feeling stressed. If you have done this, you need to look for different techniques on how to relax when you’re stressed out. What about yoga or meditation?
Plan to give yourself a few rewards as you begin your stop smoking journey. You will save much money when you quit smoking. If you save your money, you can buy yourself a present! This tangible benefit from avoiding smoking can be a great motivator to stick with it.
You need to know why you smoke in the first place, in order to stop. A few common triggers include excessive stress, problems at work, or bonding with others. It is in your best interest to sidestep these hazards wherever possible. If you can’t avoid some of them, find healthier alternatives to cope with them.
Replace smoking with exercise. You’ll get an endorphin boost that will keep you from worrying as much about cigarettes. Exercise also helps to compensate for your metabolism slowing down as you quit, which will help you minimize the weight gain you experience.
Eliminating a smoking habit entirely can often be a difficult task but with a little advice, that task might become a bit easier. Following the advice contained in this article will help you stop smoking within a relatively short time. Apply what you learned in this article to maintain your health.