If you are planning to quit smoking alone without getting help from anyone or without the assistance of any methods; I am afraid you will end up finding yourself on the dark side of the road. There are various ways to give up smoking; those are considered very effective and helpful and can assist you to get rid of this awful habit.
The first tip: Nicotine patch: it’s a well known method that many people use to quit smoking, especially if they have tried many other ideas and failed to stop smoking. There are different brands of nicotine patches, but they do differ in the content inside. Many of those who use the patches fail to quit smoking; this is because they lose commitment of continuing to use it. This makes them blame the patch and think it’s not effective and hence, stop using it and go back to smoking.
The second tip: Gum containing nicotine. Just like the patch, the nicotine gum supplies your body with a certain nicotine dose that it requires while at the same time it’s safe and healthy because it doesn’t affect your lungs or cause cancer. This tip is special because, on the other hand, it makes you get rid of the bad breath that smoking leaves.
The third tip: Run! Begin to run daily. Whether you are running or jogging, or if you can only have a fast walk, just make sure to do a daily exercise, for whatever the exercise type, it will help you to give up smoking. Doing such exercises will make you feel the development taking place in your health and it will make you able to recognize the damage that smoking caused to your body and mind. Moreover, it will help you give up smoking; also, exercising itself has other benefits either on your looks or your skin which will become smoother.
The fourth tip: avoid alcoholic drinks. A lot of smokers smoke while drinking alcohol and they assume that they only smoke, but the problem here is that they drink on daily basis; and they smoke on daily basis. At that time, the smoking habit is linked to the drinking habit. Therefore, if you stopped drinking you will be able to unlink two unrelated activities from each other. This tip is considered to be one of the most effective psychological tips that can help you give up smoking.
The fifth tip: stay with non-smokers, or people who used to smoke will be better. This is to remove the embarrassment you might face, since non-smokers usually do some actions that send a message to smokers that they are not accepted in the place where they are sitting. This is like coughing, holding their nose and many other manners that might embarrass you.
Please consider the above-mentioned tips to give up smoking in order to save your life and have a healthy body.