Tips on How to Stop Smoking


Once you have decided that you really want to stop smoking it can be a real challenge. Here are some tips to help you break the habit quicker.

Before you begin, decide what you are going to do when you have a craving. Keep a diary for a week or so and learn what times and situations tempt you to want to have a cigarette. Decide what you are going to do instead of reaching for a cigarette.

Ask your doctor for advice if you have other health problems or are worried about gaining weight.

The day you begin immediately get rid of ashtrays, lighters and all cigarettes.

Consider finding yourself a friend, relative or co-worker who wants to quit too and support each other.

If stress is a factor then find an exercise program. Joining a nearby health club will be less expensive than the cigarettes.

Your home will smell fresh and clean. You'll spend less time, energy and money cleaning your house.

You will reduce the risk of fire. As a result your homeowner's insurance rates may be reduced.

Your food will taste better.

Remind yourself of everything nice that you could be buying for yourself or your home with the money that you are spending on cigarettes.

As a last resort remind yourself of the health benefits. You'll reduce your chances of lung, throat and mouth cancer. Reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease.

Stop smoking and the body will begin to repair the damage done almost immediately.

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