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Stop Cigarette Smoking Tips And Tricks

Author : dve smit

There's no question about it, giving up the cigarette smoking habit can be one of the toughest things most people will ever need to do. But it is a habit which gives you absolutely no benefit worth the toll it will take on your physical condition as well as your finances. Here are some tips and hints for stopping smoking cigarettes which you may find helpful.

The first of the techniques for quitting smoking is to take the time to examine all of the reasons you want to quit. Write down all of the things that have led you to this decision. Are you worried about your health? Does the cost upset you? Do you want to be a better role model for your children? Everyone has different reasons for want to stop. Figure out what yours are and write them down so that you can refer back to them as you are going through the process.

The second of the tips for quitting smoking would be to recognize that you may have moments of weakness. Accept that you'll be tempted, and try to make plans to resist. Lay in a supply of hard mint candy or chewing gum to reach for when you're feeling the temptation to reach for a cigarette. Keep your list of reasons you need to quit handy and go through it every time you're feeling the craving to smoke.

The third of the tips for quitting cigarette smoking is to enlist support from family and friends. Those who really care about you will be pleased with your decision. However, realize that you may actually encounter resistance from relatives or friends who are themselves smokers. Deep down, they know that they need to quit also, but they are defensive because they either do not want to quit or feel they cannot quit. Don't let their attitude derail your efforts.

The fourth of the tips for quitting smoking is to take care of yourself. Cut out the late nights and excessive overtime. You need time to relax and you need to get a full night's sleep.

The fifth of the tips for quitting smoking is to unlearn behavior that you have always allowed to go hand in hand with smoking. For some people, it is a cup of gourmet coffee. For others, it is driving or surfing the Internet. You will have to learn to separate these activities from smoking.

The sixth of the tips for quitting smoking is to reward yourself for every day you are smoke free. One good idea is to put the cost of a pack of cigarettes into a piggy bank daily for the first year. Once you have been free of the habit for a year, take the cash and use it to treat yourself to something special.

The seventh of the tips for quitting smoking is to understand that in many ways, giving up cigarettes is a lot like dieting. You may have a setback. There may come a time when you have allowed yourself to be placed in a situation, such as at a club, where you simply cannot resist the urge to light up. Forgive yourself, and go right back to being smoke free.

If you research the internet, you will discover many more tips for giving up cigarette smoking. There isn't any one way that's best for everybody. All smokers have to find his or her approach to eliminating the addiction. But with any luck, the tips for quitting smoking presented here will prove helpful to you.

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