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With today's culture, is it is hard to figure out how to stop smoking, as there is much pressure at times and influence that can make you want to keep smoking. However, with the tips given here, it is possible to overcome your addiction and break out of the stress-smoke-stress-smoke cycle.

Find the method of quitting that will be easiest for you. Don't try quitting outright without a coping plan in place. 95% of the time, people who try to quit smoking using the cold turkey method will begin smoking again shortly after trying to quit. Your chances of success are the greatest with nicotine-replacement therapy or medication. You'll be better equipped to make it through withdrawal and quit smoking permanently.

If you quit smoking, you'll be improving not only your own health, but the health of those close to you. Your family is exposed to the risk of health problems because of your secondhand smoke. When you quit smoking, you decrease the amount of time that your loved ones are exposed to that dangerous second hand smoke. The benefits of stopping smoking will also be shared by the people with whom you live.

Don't rush into quitting. Take it day-by-day. Focus on getting through just one day without smoking. Short term goals can make the process of quitting both mentally and physically easier. You can always have more goals that go well into the future as soon as you get comfortable with the commitment to quit.

Taking things slowly can help you quit smoking. Instead of thinking about stopping forever, think about taking it one day at a time. Short term goals can make the process of quitting both mentally and physically easier. Once you are doing well with short-term goals, you can move on to long-term goals. This will happen easily as your commitment becomes stronger.

While in the process of quitting smoking, allow yourself a reward as you reach certain milestones. You can take yourself out to a new movie release after the first week. After a month, eat out at a nice restaurant that you don't regularly dine at. After this, slowly increase your reward until the point has been reached that you don't think about smoking anymore.

Staying positive will help you quit smoking for good. Try to highlight the advantages and the improvements to your overall health. Think of everything that will improve, from your skin, to your hair, to your breath, to the smell of your car. Seeing the negatives of smoking can frighten people into quitting, but imagining all the positives can be just as helpful.

If your home smells of smoke, thoroughly clean it. Wash and paint your walls, shampoo or replace your carpet, and launder your window treatments, too. The smell will be refreshing and not remind you of cigarettes as you walk around your home. Keep cigarettes out of you mind by eliminating the smells.

Quit smoking for your loved ones health. People exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk for developing a number of different cancers and other conditions. Once you quit for your own health, your family also quits breathing the secondhand smoke that your smoking habit generates. That means that your whole family will benefit from you quitting.


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