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7 Tips for Quitting Smoking

The below techniques are tips I have compiled that have worked for well for me in the past. Yes, I have quit and started again a number of times. I am currently a non-smoker. These tips are geared towards quitting “cold-turkey”. For me, I haven’t found the step down or gradual approach effective. You could also use the patch or other quitting aids/meds with the below tips however.

Read over the techniques below and use them throughout the quitting process. If you have other tips/techniques you want to use, just incorporate them into your plan. A plan should be prepared through the person to buy Premium e liquid. The facilities should be great to meet with the requirements with a correct plan. The quitting process for smoking is not easy so there should be proper information about the same. 

  1. Start with a plan.

One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when they are quitting is to just pick a date to quit and have no other real plan for dealing with the difficult path ahead. It’s important to make a contingency plan for every possible situation or urge that my come up during the few weeks you will be quitting. If it helps you, make a list of possible scenarios you think you will be tempted to smoke and what you are going to do instead so as not to break.

  1. Think of one or more of your most important reason(s) for quitting.

You don’t have to write it down if you don’t want to, just examine your reasons for quitting and get an idea of the most important one(s) to use for the next technique.

  1. Every time you think about smoking take 3-5 slow, deep breaths through your nose and out your mouth.

While you take these breaths, think about the most significant reason(s) you want to quit for. Mine personally are Money, Health and Smelling Good. If I smoke a pack a day here in Hawaii that equals almost $300.00 a month in cigarettes which is ridiculously expensive just to kill yourself. Plus I hate smelling like cigarettes, it’s disgusting. Figure out how much money you will spend on cigarettes per month and what you could do with that money instead. Think about these things as you are doing your breathing. The breathing usually works good with the next step as well…

  1. When you feel like you are going to go crazy cause you want to smoke, go outside for a walk until the craving goes away.

Do step 2 above while you are walking: Breath and think about your reasons for quitting.

  1. Quitting sucks and it is painful.

Go into this process knowing that it’s going to be difficult. It is going to cause you a certain level of suffering and discomfort. I believe this works better than trying to trick yourself into thinking it’s going to be easy. Make a commitment in the beginning to fight through the pain. Accept it and realize the pain can’t kill you. What’s the worst that can happen? Once you are through the withdrawal period, any pain and discomfort will go away. So once you are already start the process don’t turn back, because you will then just have to endure it all over again. If you are tempted to break, think of how far you have already come and how much you have already endured.

  1. Throw away everything you have related to smoking.

Lighters, ashtrays, anything that smells like smoke.

  1. After you make it a day or two without smoking, start referring to yourself as a non-smoker.

Even in your head. When you get a craving to smoke just tell yourself, “That’s silly, I don’t smoke anymore”. You can even use this technique from the very start. It actually can be quite effective. I found this and other great tips in a really good book on quitting by Allen Carr, The Easy Way to Quit Smoking. In the book they talked about how we are not born into this world with a cigarette in our mouth. That is, our natural state is a non-smoker. In this sense, we are all non-smokers from birth.

One last tip I have for you is to quit with someone else close to you as a team if you can. If there is someone else close to you in your life that is as dedicated as you to quit smoking, you should pick a quit date and do it together. You can then use each other as support when you feel you are going to break. The thing that is great about doing this is you are less likely to break because you have made a deal not only with yourself, but someone close to you. If you feel tempted, you call the other person and they can help you through it and talk to you out of it. Even if you do break, it is good to have someone there who understands and will cheer you on during your journey to becoming a non-smoker.

Nicole Hennig
Nicole Hennig
Nicole Hennig is a freelance writer, content writer, blogger, and also a photographer. She graduated from the University of Caloocan in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015.

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