“Smoking is injurious to health” this is one fact that we all know about, but very few smokers actually pay attention to it. Smoking is, indeed, a bad habit, which not only harms the smoker, but also the people around him/her. While most of the smokers understand how smoking is affecting their overall health, but, they don’t stop smoking as it is one of the hardest habits to give up.
If you are also struggling with smoking and want to quit, here re some useful ways to do so:
As you are preparing yourself to quit smoking, the best way to do this is refraining from buying cigarettes every time you step into a supermarket. If you don’t buy it, you would not have them handy when you would want to smoke. So, stop buying cigarettes completely.
Prepare a list of the best things you can indulge yourself into, when you feel the urge to smoke. Keep this list handy, and check out the best activity you can start immediately when you start craving for a cigarette.
It’s the real time to test the saying “Out of Sight means Out of Mind”. Well, when you are trying to quit smoking, keep all the smoking paraphernalia such as lighter, cigarette holders, matches, ashtrays, leftover cigarettes out of your sight.
When you are trying to quit smoking, visit a Sauna for three days in a row. Sauna, is one of th most amazing ways to take the sweat out of your body, and as you sweat, the toxins are released from your body through the skin. Nicotine is a toxin, and visiting sauna continuously for three days helps in flushing out nicotine from your body, and quitting smoking becomes much easier.
When you are trying to quit smoking, it’s vital that you keep yourself occupied and for that, you can start reading in your free time. If you like reading, grab an engrossing book and start reading. This will stop your mind from thinking about lighting a cigarette in your free time.
When you are working on quitting smoking, it’s always a good idea to find the right support so that you can stay motivated and do not succumb to the pressure. You can ask your health care provider for some vital pieces of advice, you can also join smoking cessation programs or join an online forum where you can share the problems you are encountering while trying to give up smoking. You can also seek support from your friends and family members, and ask them to keep you busy for the next couple of weeks till the time you have developed resistance against smoking.
With the help of aforementioned tips, you would surely be able to take successful steps towards quitting the habit of smoking. So, stop smoking and lead a healthy life.