- Smoking cigarettes is one of the most difficult habits any person could give up
- Most people who smoke cigarettes tend to relapse and go back to their old ways
- For some though, quitting smoking is successful thanks to some effective tips
Smoking cigarettes is probably one of the most difficult habits to quit. Thanks to the nicotine found in a stick of cigarette, smokers get easily hooked and tend to crave it if they haven't smoked for a short period of time.
Luckily for some, quitting smoking has become a huge success all thanks to a bit of determination and a few tips to help them along the way.
If you're a smoker who's planning on curbing their craving for a quick puff, then you might want to check out some of the tips below:
1. Avoid triggers
Certain activities that remind you of smoking, such as drinking alcohol and coffee, might make you want to get your hands on some nicotine sticks. Avoid these triggers as best as you can in order to keep your cravings at bay.
2. Keep on moving
Sweating helps flush out from your body the toxins you've acquired from smoking cigarettes. Doing physical activities such as running or walking, on the other hand, would also help keep your mind off smoking a stick by shifting your focus elsewhere.
3. Chew on something
The act of chewing every time you feel the urge to grab a cigarette would give your mouth something else to do instead of smoking. Chew on sugar-free candy or other healthy snacks.
4. Try using a tracker
Downloading an app or simply writing down how many days you've gone cigarette-free would help motivate yourself. By seeing how much progress you've made, it will be easier for you to say no to lighting a cigarette every time you feel the urge to do so.
If it's really hard for you to focus, tell yourself that you'll have a cigarette after 15 minutes. Within that period of time, you could do something to distract yourself and keep your attention away from smoking.
6. Think of the benefits
Aside from the health benefits, such as preventing a stroke from happening, quitting smoking would also improve your physical appearance and would help you save enough money for future expenses.
Disclaimer: For Educational and Informational Purposes Only. Before starting any new practice, diet, or exercise program, please check with your doctor and clear any exercise and/or diet changes with them before beginning. We are NOT doctors, nutritionists or registered dietitians. We do not claim to help cure any condition or disease.
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