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7 No-fail Steps To Quit Smoking Going Cold Turkey

Feb 5, 2008
Those who choose to go Cold Turkey and break the smoking habit quickly, rather than rely on drugs to help them quit, have the advantage of knowing that they will soon be enjoying the satisfaction of quitting and the sense of wellbeing, good health and financial benefits of being a non-smoker.

From my experience as a '20 or more' a day smoker in the mid 70's, giving up smoking was not easy. There were no restrictions on smoking then, nor did anyone realize the damage that smoking was doing to our health.

Consequently the failure rate was very high. Once you accepted 'just one' cigarette at the club, pub or restaurant you were back to square one.

There was little talk of the harmful effects of smoking until the mid 70's, but, when smokers realized the harm they were doing to themselves, the need to quit took on new proportions and more and more quit the habit. Many of my friends, who were heavy smokers, quit Cold Turkey. There were no other options.

Little was known about the harmful effects of smoking until the mid 70's, but, when smokers realized the harm they were doing to themselves, the need to quit took on new proportions and more and more quit the habit. Many of my friends, who were heavy smokers, quit Cold Turkey. There were no other options.

Now that smokers are in the minority and smoking is banned in all the old places where it used to be so popular, it must surely be easier to abandon the habit than it was then.

Here are 7 No Fail Steps for you to take to Quit Smoking.

1. It is vital that you firmly make up your mind to quit and that you don't go back.

2. Analyze your reasons for quitting - health, environment, cost etc.

3. You must know clearly why you want to quit - set a goal.

4. Visualize the benefits you'll experience by quitting - taste your food again, get back your sense of smell, be fit, and have more money in your pocket.

5. Adopt the attitude of a Non-smoker; I DO NOT SMOKE!!

6. Promise yourself that you will never light up another cigarette.

7. Commit yourself to quit and go for it. Once you are committed, the quicker you do it the better.

YOU CAN DO IT.
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