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Guide to quit
|Do you want to
stop smoking easily and quickly? then do take to read this
articles slowly. The mind has two parts: the conscious and
subconscious. You might want to stop smoking because it's bad
for your health (conscious reason), but you're still aware that
smoking makes you feel good about yourself (subconscious
However there is a proper way to proceed with once you have decided to quit
1. First sit down and write down why you want to quit (the benefits of
quitting): live longer, feel better, for your family, save
money, smell better, find a mate more easily, etc. You know
what's bad about smoking and you know what you'll get by
quitting. Put it on paper and read it daily.
2. Ask your family and friends to support your decision to quit. Ask them to
be completely supportive and non-judgmental. Let them know ahead
of time that you will probably be irritable and even irrational
while you withdraw from your smoking habit.
3. Set a quit date. Decide what day you will extinguish your cigarettes
4. Talk with your doctor about quitting. Support and guidance from a
physician is a proven way to better your chances to quit.
5. Begin an exercise program. Exercise is simply incompatible with smoking.
Exercise relieves stress and helps your body recover from years
of damage from cigarettes.
6. Do some deep breathing each day for 3 to 5 minutes. Breathe in through
your nose very slowly, hold the breath for a few seconds, and
exhale very slowly through your mouth.
7. Have your teeth cleaned. Enjoy the way your teeth look and feel and plan
to keep them that way.
8. Drink lots of water. Water is good for you anyway, and most people don't
get enough. It will help flush the nicotine and other chemicals
out of your body, plus it can help reduce cravings by fulfilling
the "oral desires" that you may have.
9. Learn what triggers your desire for a cigarette, such as stress, the end
of a meal, arrival at work, entering a bar, etc. Avoid these
triggers or if that's impossible, plan alternative ways to deal
with the triggers.
10. Find something to hold in your hand and mouth, to replace cigarettes.
You might try an artificial cigarette.
11. Lastly believe in yourself. Believe that you can quit. Think about some
of the most difficult things you have done in your life and
realize that you have the guts and determination to quit
About the author:
Rob Mellor owns the
www.quit-smoking-expert.comwebsite helping normal people
quit smoking in less than 40 minutes. Please visit the site
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