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How to quit smoking?
02 Feb 2022
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Many people start to use tobacco with a mindset that they can stop this whenever they want. 

But the reality is, it is not easy as we talk. Even if you decide to stop, your urge to tobacco can’t let it. 

You will be addicted to tobacco in most cases. Tobacco contains nicotine, which is a cancerous chemical. It can get flatted on your cells of lungs and cause many diseases.  

So, it is important to stop smoking to lead a healthy and long life.

Here are ten ways you can try to stop smoking.

1- Do nicotine replacement therapy

Replacement therapy include 

  • Prescription nicotine in a nasal spray or inhaler
  • Over-the-counter nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges
  • Prescription non-nicotine stop-smoking medications such as bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix)

It is better to use both short-acting nicotine therapies like nicotine gum, nasal sprays, or inhalers and long-acting nicotine patches at a time. It can be more effective. 

2- Try to reduce stress

In this busy world, many people start smoking by arguing it is the best way to deal with stress. So, if you can reduce/ manage stress with other methods, you can escape from smoking. You can try yoga, deep breathing relaxation, and listening to calm music as relaxation techniques. 

3- Do some exercise

Doing some exercise is always good for health. Even it can be walking for some time, playing your favorite sports, going up and down through your steps. 

If you are getting stuck at home, then try some pushups, squats, running through the house, or journaling. 

4- Avoid that “last one”

Most of the people who are trying to stop smoking will go for something called the last cigarette. In fact you are fooling yourself. Don’t do that. You might continue using tobacco. 

5- Distract yourself

When you are craving a cigarette, try to distract your attention to something other. Try going to a public, smoke-free zone. These simple tricks may be enough to derail your tobacco craving, something like that. 

6- Chew on it

Having something in your mouth to chew something can be a way to fight against craving. You can choose sugarless gum, raw carrots, celery, nuts, or sunflower seeds. 

7- Avoid triggers

Situations like parties, bars, or depression can create the urge to use tobacco. It is better to avoid these trigger situations in the first place. 

Don’t set yourself up for a smoking relapse. If you usually smoked while you talked on the phone, for instance, keep a pen and paper nearby to occupy yourself with doodling rather than smoking.

8- Get motivated

Find some smoking stop programs and join in their groups. Read blog posts about who survived this condition. Talk to them and find what helped them to smoke. 

9- Get help 

Seek help from a family member, friends, or support group member to escape from the craving for tobacco. Go for a walk, talk with friends and share some jokes, ultimately changing your mood from the craving for tobacco. 

10- Remember the benefit yourself

Always keep in mind why you decided to stop smoking and think about the benefits of this.

You can also write down all this in a paper to remind yourself about the ultimate mission. 

The rejections you show to each of the cravings are the step to the mission. Be proud thinking about that. 

Why can’t I stop smoking?

Nicotine is the main factor that makes you so addicted to tobacco. Nicotine stimulates the part of our brain to release chemicals. Over time your brain changes to a mindset that you will only ok with nicotine. 

So when you try to stop smoking, your brain starts to irritate. Quitting can be quite hard. But it is possible. Even some medicines for quitting smoking include nicotine. 

How long does nicotine withdrawal last?

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms usually begin a few hours after your last cigarette. They are usually strongest in the first week. For most people, nicotine withdrawal fade and is gone after about 2 to 4 weeks. Chat to your doctor or a Quitline counselor if you find that nicotine withdrawal is lasting longer.

What happens to your skin when you quit smoking?

If we look in any aspect, it gives only a positive impact. It helps you to recover your skin’s elasticity also makes it more pleasant. After some months, your skin will be back to its full originality.

What is a healthy alternative to cigarettes?

Nicotine chewing gum, lozenges, tablets, mouth sprays, and inhalers are ‘quick response products’. They can deliver nicotine as soon you’re craving it, which helps if your need to smoke changes throughout the day.

Is there a cigarette without nicotine?

There is something called herbal cigarettes which are nicotine-free. herbal or organic cigarettes are paper rolls comprising herbs such as basil, lemongrass, spearmint leaves, rose petals, green tea, and the like. These herbs are blended in different proportions to change flavors. They do not contain nicotine or tobacco.

Conclusion:-

Stopping smoking is a hard thing. You are escaping from something you are addicted to. So it will take some time. But if you follow the steps mentioned below, there is more likely you can also quit smoking.

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