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Don't Try to Quit Smoking Alone

Apr 18, 2008
No one should try to quit smoking alone. Let your friend, family, and co-workers in on your plan to quit the habit. Those you know and trust can now help you to stay smoke-free. Support is vital to achieving your goal. Enlist the help of your healthcare professional so that he/she can help you decide what smoking plan is right for you.

If co-workers know that you are quitting they will probably do their best to not aggravate the situation and may insist on smoking out of your sight or sound.

There are lots of support groups for individual, couples and friends. These support groups are filled with people who are all going through the same situation and can give you comfort and support.

A spouse or significant other can help you to get through the withdrawal and encourage you to eat properly, get adequate rest and assure that you are getting all the good things you need to aid your body during this stressful time.

Your healthcare provider will know the best way to help you so you have the best chance at success. They can direct you to community support groups and better group information guides to community support groups. Don't be shy; they are people just like you.

Evaluate nicotine replacements and search out support groups, especially online, where people gather who are using these nicotine replacements. This is an easy way of gaining first hand knowledge about any side effects, how effective it is at stopping cravings and ease of use. Forums are an excellent resource for any ailment so that people can ask questions; get a unique perspective on what your next step will be.

If smoking was an activity that you did just to relax you will need to find alternative method. You may use music to soothe; stretching exercises also work well to soothe tired muscles. Finding what ways smoking answered a need within us and then addressing that need in a healthier manner will allow us to be successful at becoming healthy.

Sometimes the best way to quit is to quit with a friend. The two of you can design a plan that will allow both exploring their individual needs and coming back together for all of the community events. You can support each other and keep each other on track.

No one has to quit smoking alone in a society where everyone can communicate across the global channels of the Internet. Find a "quit smoking" focus group and join. Read past posts and introduce yourself. The forum is a good place to go when you have immediate questions about anything in your plan.

It is never too late to quit smoking. You never have to go it alone. Support is just a mouse-click away.
About the Author
Scott Meyers is a staff writer for Its Entirely Natural, a resource for helping you achieve a naturally healthy body, mind, and spirit. You may contact our writers through the web site. Follow this link for more information on Quit Smoking.
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