How to quit Smoking

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Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, that is addictive and can make it very hard, to quit. Smoking is 70% connected with your mind and only 30% with your body.

Here are some possible health effects of smoking:

• Lung Cancer
• Heart Diseases
• High Blood Pressure
• Bad Breath
• Gum Disease
• Depression
• Snoring
• Diabetes
• Infertility on men and women
• Thyroid Disease
• Harmful effects on Bones and Joints

Quitting smoking makes a difference right away; you can taste and smell food better. Your breath smells better. Your cough goes away

Majority of smokers want to, but find it hard to accomplish as nicotine is very addictive and hard to get rid off. Here are some tips

Think about quitting.

The first key to quit smoking successfully is planning and preparation. You need to prepare your body and mind before actually quitting. Set up a stop date a few weeks in advance. At this time buy only a pack of cigarettes at a time. Switch to a brand of cigarettes you don't like.

Quit

On your stop smoking day, throw away all your cigarettes. This will not only prevent easy access to cigarettes and also will have a huge psychological impact on you.

Eat regular meals. Feeling hungry is sometimes mistaken for the desire to smoke.

Change your smoking routines

 Keep your cigarettes in a different place. Smoke with your other hand. Don't do anything else when smoking. Think about how you feel when you smoke. Avoid places and situations that would prompt you to lighting up a cigarette.

Change your eating habits.

Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and drink a lot of liquids. A healthy diet reduces the withdrawal symptoms.

Participate in regular sport activities. Start with long walks, go cycling or go swimming.

Stay busy. When you feel tense, try to keep busy, think about ways to solve the problem, tell yourself that smoking won't make it any better, and do something else.

When you want a cigarette, wait a few minutes. Try to think of something to do instead of smoking; you might chew gum or drink a glass of water.

Start a money jar with the money you save by not buying cigarettes. Quitting smoking saves money.

Let others know that you have quit smoking-most people support you. It's good to talk to others about your quitting.

Quit again

After sometime, some quitters may get back to their smoking habit due to temptation and persistent nicotine carving. If you’re thinking about quitting or have stopped smoking but failed to quit, don’t lose hope because smokers often try to quit more than once before they actually succeed. Quit again. Be patient and believe that you can do it. Your will and dedication will help you stop smoking more than any other therapy or medications.

If you need help, see a doctor. He may prescribe nicotine gum or a nicotine patch to help you break your addiction to cigarettes.

Once you quit smoking, you can immediately feel the health benefits of your decision within 24 hours.

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