Lung cancer in smokers is a sad fact and most doctors agree that you can radically reduce any chances of contracting this disease and dying if you could stop smoking. Smoking does kill so many people ever year and it is an unhappy statistic that it has touched most of out lives in one way or another. In fact smoking cigarettes is the single major cause of death by cancer in the USA. This unhappy state of affairs continues to be true today, some 28 years after it was announced. However, there is hope and many people do give up smoking every year and are managing to prolong their lives as they do so.
Many people experience smoking withdrawal symptoms when they first try to stop smoking, and for many these can be extremely unpleasant and can have nauseating side effects. This can be particularly true if you go “cold turkey” and do not take anything to supplement withdrawing from the nicotine intake. It is so much easier and better in the long-term if you can find a controlled program of release. There are so many around, you only have to look online and there are many to choose from. Cold turkey worked for me and it is the case that certain experts in the fields advocate this methid. However, they may never have smoked and so do not know the sheer desperation that withdrawals can create. However, if you are determined it can be a quick way to release yourself from the nicotine addiction if you can go cold turkey.
If you are able to simply stop smoking without support or aids, then you will find that the cravings do reduce and although the withdrawal feelings are stronger, they do not last for as long a time and can be overcome by distracting yourself.
You do not really have to be tough mentally, just determined to kick the habit for good and cold turkey does work for a large number of people without ill-effect.
When you have decided to give up smoking you will experience withdrawal symptoms, no matter how long you have been a smoker for. The kinds of symptoms you have can vary in degrees and can range from feeling the jitters and the cravings can be quite severe at times. You may also experience hunger pangs, which is why a lot of people increase their food intake and this produces the weight gain many associate with smoking cessation. Headaches nearly always feature and these too can range from mildly irritating to severe. However, once you have managed the first few days without reverting back to smoking, you will find it easier and easier to manage and you will have kicked your habit for good.
Thinking about all the positive aspects of smoking cessation should help to spur you on. These include more energy, brighter skin and hair, cleaner teeth and fresher breath and of course better breathing, although this can take some time to improve as the lungs slowly de-tar themselves. So surely it is worth thinking about going cold turkey, rather than continue to use support products that allow your body to take in smaller amounts of nicotine?