For most smokers, quitting is the hardest thing they will ever do in their lives. There isn’t a sure cure that works for every single person. You will have to research, and try different methods to find what works for you and your addiction. Try the tips below and you may find that quitting may be easier than you thought.
When you have finally chosen to stop smoking, think about joining a support group. There is great benefit in networking with people who understand the physical and emotional challenges you are facing. Other ex-smokers can support you in your attempt to stop smoking, and can suggest techniques to try that worked for them. There may be a support group for people who are trying to quit in your community. Look at places such as community colleges or churches.
Tell your relatives that you are quitting, so that they can provide support. Also, make sure that they know not to be judgmental and are as optimistic as possible to improve your chance for success. Let them know that in the beginning of the process, you will probably not be in the best of moods and that your thought processes may be off. Kicking the smoking habit may be the most difficult thing you have ever done, and the support of friends and family is critical.
Do not crack under stress or pressure: find another way to deal with your stress. You could try going to the gym during a craving or starting a new hobby. Whenever you find yourself with time on your hands, fill it with the things you love to do, like talking with friends, interesting games or books.
A benefit of quitting smoking is so you can improve the health of all those near you. Far from being harmless, secondhand smoke is known to cause cancer, and can lead to other serious medical conditions. When you quit, you lower their exposure to secondhand smoke. Quitting will not only improve your own health, but it can help your loved ones to become healthier, as well.
It may be helpful to switch cigarette brands when you are considering quitting smoking. Switching a brand to a taste you dislike may turn you off cigarettes altogether. Cut back on the number of cigarettes you smoke in a day or inhale them differently. This will help you on the way to quitting smoking.
Talk to those who you are close with about the impact of smoking in your life and your decision to quit. They’re there to remind you and help you quit. Building a support team is an optimal way to succeed at quitting. This can help you achieve your gaol.
Most people find it difficult to stop smoking and what works for one smoker may not work for another. But that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to quit. Use the advice you read here in combination with your own research to devise a solid quitting plan. Try them out and you might be pleasantly surprised.