For most smokers the cravings or urges to smoke can be very powerful, But always remember you're never at the mercy of these cravings and stay in control always. Although many are aware of the numerous health risks that come with smoking there is usually a high nicotine dependence.
Deciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle and is certainly not a days work. Knowing that next step to begin on a path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take a great step. So we have put together some healthy tips that will assist in curbing smoking habits.
1.Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT): NRT usually helps reduce the urge and limits withdrawal symptoms you may experience that may hinder your attempt to give it up. NRTs cleans the body off cigarettes and dangerous chemicals found in it while supplying controlled doses of nicotine, There is a high nicotine dependence with smokers that is why just 5% who try to go cold turkey and quit smoking without NRTs usually fail. Examples of NRTs include nicotine gum, lozenges, nasal inhalers which act as short- acting replacements and help you overcome intense cravings. These short-acting therapies are considered safe to use in combination with long-acting nicotine patches or one of the non-nicotine medications.
2.Avoid Alcohol or other Trigger substances: Curbing smoking habit is a conscious act so it is important one makes decision to stick to the plan, Avoiding alcohol or addictive substance should be tops as when you drink it makes it a lot harder so try to cut alcohol intake when you first quit. Also, if you're a regular smoker drink tea instead of coffee within first few weeks to avoid low doses of nicotine. Employ acts that keep your mouths busy when cravings begin to hit talk to a friend , drink water or eat fruits as it helps.
3.Clean your House: Once you begin your quit-smoking journey it's is important to maintain a tidy house, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke, and clean your carpets, Identify your trigger situations and have a plan in place to avoid them totally or get through them without using cigarettes, You may use air fresheners to rid your environment of that familiar smoke scent.
4.Practice Relaxation Techniques: Most Cigarette users picked first cigarette as a mechanism to curb stress, now in order to battle this addiction using relaxation techniques is key, Take your mind off stress by practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep-breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, yoga, visualization, massage or listening to calming music.
5.Seek Support: Either online or physical support groups are usually advised, you can join an online stop-smoking program to learn from others and encourage yourself, the emotional and physical reliance on smoking makes it a challenge to stay away from nicotine, you need to tackle this dependence by seeking counsel and support.
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