Tired Of Wasting Your Money And Health On Cigarettes? Quit Smoking With These Helpful Tips!
blue smoke II — 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.
There are so many people that want to get rid of their horrible smoking habits. Not one person has ever led a healthier or safer life because of smoking; it only brings harm. The advice in this article should provide you with a good starting point for ridding yourself of the habit of smoking.
If you want to be successful in quitting smoking, you need to believe yourself. You must believe in your ability to actually be free of this habit. Surely, you have been able to achieve other tough things over the years. Think about how you accomplished them, and recognize that you are capable of accomplishing this too.
You want to tell your family and friends of your plans to stop smoking. They can provide a valuable resource and help you through tough times. Having people around you that builds a support system has got to be one of the best ways you can quit smoking. This can help you achieve your gaol.
If you’re trying to cut back on smoking to try and have a smoke free way of life, don’t allow smoking where you live. If it’s inconvenient to smoke, it’s easier to quit. If you have to go out in the cold or have a smoke away from the internet and the TV, you might kick the smoking habit sooner.
You can quit today. Choose today as the day instead of putting it off to a future date. The more you smoke, the higher chance you will have of catching a disease, due to smoking. You will also prevent your family or roommates from being exposed to secondhand smoke, which makes it even more crucial that you quit.
Reduce the amount of cigarettes you smoke. This is a good way to ease into the idea of quitting altogether. It is wise to hold off for at least 60 minutes prior to having the initial cigarette of each day. To cut back, try smoking 1/2 of a cigarette instead of a full one.
Ask your doctor if they recommend subsidizing your quitting efforts with medication. There are several products available for those trying to quit. There are so many potential treatments available, including therapy and medications to help you overcome tobacco addiction. Consult with your doctor to determine the best course of action regarding treatments.
Deep breathing exercises can help you get past a cigarette craving. This enables you to focus so you remember the reasons you quit to begin with. It will also push oxygen into your lungs, which can cause you to feel refreshed. These breathing exercises can be done anywhere, anytime, and they are quite easy to perform.
You can find success and make a little money if you quit smoking by participating in a clinical trial. You will generally receive monetary compensation for your efforts to quit smoking. You should consult with your personal physician before making this commitment.
Find something that will give you motivation, even when you feel like giving up. You can put up motivational messages in your office, or wear a piece of jewelry that represents your goals. You can also purchase yourself a piece of jewelry to wear as a visual reminder of your dedication to stop smoking.
One of the benefits of quitting smoking is improving the health of your family. Secondhand smoke can lead to many grave health issues. By quitting smoking, you are reducing your loved ones’ exposure to this dangerous substance, and improving the quality of the air they breathe. That means that your whole family will benefit from you quitting.
Hopefully this article has given you some great ideas on how to quit smoking and keep cigarettes out of the picture for good. Remember how important it is to establish a support system and to make every effort to overcome this vice. Use the guidelines from this article and make yourself proud!