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Top Ten Tips to Stop Smoking

Aug 17, 2007
Smoking cessation is an unpleasant experience from whichever side you look at it. You will have to cope with the cravings and all the withdrawal symptoms, you will have to beat up the smoking habit and change your lifestyle completely.

To help you get out of the smoking-swamp we have compiled a short list with tips to help you give up smoking.

Tip #1. Set up a stop date a few weeks in advance. This will give you enough time to prepare yourself for the upcoming changes. Moreover, this will allow you to start some medical treatment.

Tip #2. A simple but an important one throw away all your cigarettes on your stop smoking day. This will not only prevent easy access to cigarettes but also will have a huge psychological impact on you.

Tip #3. Avoid places and situations that would prompt you to lighting up a cigarette. For example if you light up your first cigarette with your morning coffee, replace the coffee with herbal tea; avoid going to pubs or night clubs during your first ex-smoker weeks.

Tip #4. Get stop smoking aids after consulting with your doctor. Nicotine patches or gums may help you a lot in the smoking cessation process and provide great relief from the withdrawal symptoms.

Tip #5. Start saving the money that you used to spend on cigarettes. You will soon discover that you have put aside enough to buy something nice for yourself.

Tip #6. Set up a sport activity plan. Start with long walks, buy a bike and cycle to your work or just for fun, rollerblade, or go swimming. Any physical activity is good and it is up to you to pick up the ones that most suit your personality. Sport will not only help improve your appearance but it will help your body detox and reduce both the cravings and the cessation symptoms.

Top #7. Change your eating habits, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, drink a lot of liquids. A healthy diet will not only prevent you from gaining weight but also reduce the withdrawal symptoms.

Tip #8. Get support from your family and friends. The first week after you put away the cigarettes you will be nervous and irritable so it is vital that they understand your behavior and help you.

Top #9. Trick your mind - think of reward scheme. For example if I do not smoke for a couple of weeks I will buy ... You can promise yourself a big prize if you manage not to smoke for three months - something like a vacation or a trip to an exotic place.

Tip #10. Be very patient and believe that you can do it. Your dedication will help you stop smoking more than any other therapy or medications. Smoking is 70% connected with your mind and only 30% with your body.
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