A Guide for Anyone Who is Trying to Quit Smoking.
40 years ago, the number of smokers in the UK was above 15 million, now it has reduced to almost 10 million. However, smoking is still the leading cause of cancer in the UK. Most people who have quit smoking will tell you its not as easy as one would think. Here is a guide about how you can quit smoking.
First, you need to figure out what your motivation for stopping to smoke is. For example, it can be due to your health, to save more, to avoid exposing your kids to second hand smoking and many more. The earlier you stop to smoke, the better it will be for your health. This will ensure you don’t go back to your old ways of smoking.
Secondly, find someone to quit smoking with. Look out for people in your circle who want to stop smoking. Alternatively, you can tell a family member to hold you accountable.
Did you know you can quit smoking by learning how to manage stress. There are people who smoke every day because of stress. It is recommended, you learn ways you can deal with stress without smoking. For example, you can start exercising, meditation, having a life and work balance, having a journal where you write your stress related issues and many more.
It is recommended you search around for products for people who intend to stop smoking. Instead of smoking a cigarette, you can opt to use gums or patches. Vaping is another way that you can quit smoking.
Acknowledging your cravings is one of the ways you can quit smoking. It is normal to feel the urge to want to go back to smoking. By knowing the reason why you are getting these cravings, you will know how to get rid of them.
In your journey of quitting to smoke, it is important you acknowledge your milestones and celebrate them. these rewards will give you a reason as to why you should quit smoking for good. You can choose to for a vacation for example to celebrate maybe 3 months or a year of not smoking.
For many people to stop smoking completely, they had tried several attempts. Acknowledging there will be step back along the way plays a great role in ensuring you don’t give up. It is normal to find yourself smoking again, after staying for more than 3 months without smoking.
There are so many people who have quit smoking and so can you. The tips above can make it easier to quit smoking.