Your life at risk but there is hope! If you want to quit smoking to try some of these tips that could save your life!
Several decades ago, smoking was considered "cool", and it seems like everyone from doctors to movie star panting away. These days, smoking is expensive, messy and there are not many places where you are allowed to do so. If that was not bad enough, pack per day habit can cost you more than $ 3,000 per year.
Add to that the fact that smoking has been linked to lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and other health problems, it's easy to see why so many people want to quit. What is not easy to actually stop, so here are some ways to help you kick the habit.
Making the decision to quit.
Most smokers have done this many times, only to return to smoking within a few days. Make this the last time, when you decide to stop, because this is your time to make it happen.
You have to take seriously and make it a priority to stop. Choose a quiet time in your life, not when you will face more stress than usual. Sit down and make a list of reasons why you want to quit. Place it where you can see and continue to develop it. Think of quitting as a project, a task that must be completed.
Make a list of reasons to quit smoking.
This can involve family members, health, career, money or just comfort. Put everything you think. Also make a list of reasons why it is difficult to stop and think of ways to beat them.
Set a quit date.
After making a list, set the date that you want to quit for good. Tell your friends, family members and co-workers, so you'll have a cheering section-and the people who will get on your case if you fall back into the habit.
Stop buying cartons of cigarettes.
When you decide to quit smoking for good, do not buy more cigarettes by the carton. Forcing yourself to taper off with buying just one pack at a time and only took two or three cigarettes with you. That way, you will have to ration them out and can not just turn on another as soon as you finish the last one.
Come up with activities to replace smoking.
Before cravings start to hit you, write down a few things that should be done is not to reach for a cig. Take a walk, get a cup of tea or coffee, chew gum, read books, play-anything that will take your mind off smoking.
This is particularly important when it comes to the time you are most accustomed to taking a cigarette break. If you already have a smoke with a cup of coffee on the patio outside the store, your favorite location switch. Go to different places and have an iced tea or hot herbal tea. Break old habits.
If you have smoked in your favorite bar, and the place was filled with friends you smoke, try to stay away from the joints when you try to quit, when your will power at its most fragile. Are there non-smoking bar nearby that has the same pool table and big screen TV?
Do not stop reading now. You do not want your loved ones to have suffered the loss of this terrible habit right?
On the next page I will give you more life-saving and money-saving tips to help you quit smoking.