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Effective Ways to Quit Smoking: Giving Up Cigarettes

A majority of smokers that take the decision of quitting cigarettes change their decision within 24 hours. How do you quit smoking? How do you control the urge or craving to smoke? If you truly want to give up smoking, read on.

Identify your smoking habits and detach yourself accordingly

Every smoker has peculiar habits. The number of cigarettes you smoke increases or decreases with your activities for the week. Research reveals that an individual is not aware of how many cigarettes he/she smokes under the influence of alcohol. A smoker that reduces alcohol consumption or gives up alcohol drastically reduces his/her smoking habit. If you are a smoker that enjoys partying, the number of cigarettes you smoke at night is significantly higher than the number during the day. You can detach yourself from cigarettes slowly by reducing the number of parties you attend or restricting your clubbing activities.

20 essential tips for teenagers to quit smoking

1. At your workplace take breaks with co-workers that do not smoke.

2. Replace your smoking habit with a fresh juice habit.

3. Tell your friends and family that have hated your smoking habit about your plans of quitting cigarettes. They will encourage you and keep an eye on you to ensure you keep away from cigarettes.

4. Don’t be an idiot. Say No, when offered a smoke. You will feel good about yourself.

5. Get rid of tobacco related products and cigarette packets that are in your home or in your car. Succumbing to temptation is easy and that’s the reason why many teenagers are unable to quit smoking.

6. If you have the habit of smoking with alcohol, give up alcohol. If you are not able to give up alcohol replace the cigarette with items such as nuts, chips or chicken salads. It may seem a bit weird, but it works.

7. Keep flavored toothpicks in your pocket and chew on it every time you feel the urge to smoke.

8. To motivate yourself to quit smoking remember how you’ve emerged victorious in difficult times in your life.

9. Do not feel shy about taking smoking cessation medication. These medications are available to reduce cravings, urge and withdrawal symptoms.

10. For withdrawal symptoms acupuncture works exceedingly well. This is one of the oldest medical techniques that help the body relax by triggering the release of endorphins.

11. Seek help from websites and books that provide motivational ways of quitting cigarettes. Several smokers offer testimonials about how they quit drugs. If a person can come clean from a drug related habit, giving up smoking should be easy for you.

12. Meditation and Prayer along with behavioral therapy works wonders.

13. Watch videos of victims or sufferers of tobacco-related cancers to instill fear within you to quit cigarettes.

14. Do not carry cash. You’re better off having credit cards. Majority of local stores accept only cash and not credit card payment on cigarette packets.

15. Most teenage smokers feel guilty when they relapse. You don’t have to feel down or guilty. The fact that you have taken a decision to quit smoking is worthy of praise. Look back on what went wrong and see what triggered you to get back to smoking. Learn from your mistakes.

16. Play a sport. Research reveals that individuals that engage in daily cardio activity immediately after quitting cigarettes are able to give up smoking more easily than individuals that don’t.

17. Keep your mind occupied. Read books and magazines you love. Be engaged with your favorite activity.

18. Learn a musical instrument you’ve always wanted. When you quit smoking take up a hobby you love. Learn to play a musical instrument that has always fascinated you, it helps tremendously. Woodwind instruments have a calming effect on the mind. This helps shift focus on constructive activities.

19. Consume a lot of water when you have recently stopped smoking. Water is an excellent cure. It flushes toxins fast, minimizes craving, and reduces the duration of withdrawal symptoms.

20. Make your home a smoke-free zone. Do not allow friends to smoke in your home.

I hope and pray this post helps you quit smoking. Do not feel discouraged or frustrated if you have made several attempts at giving up cigarettes and not succeeded, try again, I succeeded this way. Just don’t lose hope.

Love n’ Peace

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  1. Never start so you won’t find trouble stopping. :D

  2. Your introduction described precisely how I decided. It’s been 14 years now and it’s as if I was never that smoking person. Great guidelines on a subject that some people still refuse to believe is so deadly. I lost many friends and some relatives to it. I know. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a beautiful article. I think that one of the most important things to realise about cigarettes is that it GIVES YOU NO BENEFITS AT ALL. Unlike alcohol like red wine which is said to help with blood circulation at moderate doses, cigarettes provide no benefits whatsoever, be it health-wise, emotional-wellbeing-wise (is this even a word?!).

    There are many who tell me that they smoke because they are stressed. Or because they’re depressed. Or because they’re bored. Or because they “just feel like it”. Or because they feel they have to fit in. But smoking doesn’t relieve stress, nor depression, nor boredom. The sooner people realise that, the quicker they’ll be able to quit.

    The reason why people find it so difficult to quit is because they feel like they have something to lose. “Oh, if I quit cigarettes my life will never be happy again. I won’t have any friends, and I’m losing something that’s helps me when I’m stressed.” But none of those are true! If people realise that they are losing NOTHING whatsoever by giving up smoking, quitting becomes much easier.

    This is just my two cents. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. I’m honestly hoping that millions of people will read this and quit cigarettes for good. The only industry that deserves to die is the tobacco industry!

    ~Josephine

  4. Excellent article and such important information

  5. I am on day one of quitting with an electronic cigarette! Third time lucky… I have given up twice before with the e-cig with great results. Just not enough will power to keep it going unfortunately. This time I’m hoping it works. Otherwise I will end up being one of those 60 a day 65 year old’s with horrible skin and a funny smell! Keep an eye out on my articles and I’ll keep you guys updated as to my progress :)

  6. Good information here!!

  7. Good information

  8. Well written, thank you. And thank you for your support.

  9. It’s hard to quite smoking, I tried four or five times before it took.

  10. I never smoke but I guess it’s very difficult to quit smoking. Your article is very helpful to people who want to quit smoking.

  11. My hubby do have difficulties to stop smoking.For me i know he can’t stop it easily but his trying.I’m not forcing him to stop since if you stop it immediately,it’s also not healthy.

  12. very interesting post

  13. this is very helpful article

  14. ” Even if you’ve quit cigarettes for over 10 years, every time you see a person smoking a cigarette, more so your favorite brand, you feel a sensation within, that urge or that craving.”

    True enough. This is what happened to my husband. He already quit smoking for 2 months but when I assigned him to supervise our grocery store, he started smoking again because he always sees his favorite cigarette.

  15. Nice share -well, I quit my locking up myself and smoking as many as possible for at least 6 hours before hating the butt and kicking it thereafter…

  16. I have so many friend that tried before, this is very useful. Thank You. Hey, and thank you that you support me x

  17. Excellent article and such important information.

  18. nice article will help my dud to quit smoking

  19. BOOM! I’m all for healthy living. Good job! Great work BTW.

  20. Nice article. I do not like smoking. I hope this article will help to people to quit smoking

  21. Nice article. I do not like smoking. I hope this article will help to people

  22. Simply be strong – if you light a cigarette you simply are weaker than them. If you are a real strong person prove it to you and to everyone else.

  23. I have tried so many times to quit smoking and once succeeded for four years. Lets just say, I never give up trying….Good article, thanks for sharing:)

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