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20 Quick Tips To Help You Quit Smoking Now
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20 Quick Tips To Help You Quit Smoking Now

Many people who smoke say that quitting smoking is not easy, and they have tried many times to stop with different aids but it does not work. I know the feeling and that is why I have compiled 20 proven tips to help smokers like you.

1)Have a strong belief in yourself to quitting smoking someday. Think back on some of the major obstacles that you have overcome in the past and know that you can beat smoking.

2)Create your personal plan for quitting. Sit down in a quiet place where you are not disturbed or distracted and begin writing your own list, you can use examples from this list but customized them to your own needs.

3)Put down on paper the major benefits you want to enjoy from quitting : feel healthier, free from various diseases, for the family, save lots of money, find someone as a partner.

4)Ask for support from people close to you when you want to quit . Share your plans with them so that they are ready when you are moody, angry and irrational after you start the program.

5)Draw up a quit date and get prepared. Get ready for the “quit day without having a cigarette”. You may want to mark it as a special occasion for yourself.

6)Seek an expert opinion about quitting. Good support and encouragement from an expert in the field can make quitting a lot easier.

7)Begin to exercise if you are not exercising at all. Exercise makes your body heal from the harmful effects of smoking and let you forget activities such as smoking cigarettes.

8)Start with deep breathing exercise each day for a few minutes. Breathing exercises clear the lungs and help the heart.

9)Close your eyes and visualize yourself as a non-smoker. With your eyes closed and doing breathing exercises from 8) picture yourself without smoking. Visualization in many ways helps like in quit smoking hypnosis programs.

10)Reduce on cigarettes intake slowly. Some ways to reduce slowly: ration your cigarettes you will smoke each day until your quit date; buy smaller packs; share your cigarettes with someone else, so that you have less numbers to smoke.

11)Find the method that works best for you: gradually quitting or cold turkey. If one way does not work do the other.

12)Enlist help from another smoker or a group, and help each other when you have cravings for a cigarette. Join Quit Smoking Forums and chat rooms and get a “quit buddy.”

13)Smokers usually have stained teeth. Have them cleaned up. Admire how your teeth look and plan to keep them that way.

14)Reward yourself after quitting for some time. Give yourself a treat after two weeks, one month, three months, six months and one year after stopping smoking.

15)Make sure you drink plenty of water. Water will flush away and lower nicotine and other chemicals harmful effects on you.

16)Discover what makes you crave for a cigarette, such as relieving stress, boredom, loneliness, entering a bar. Make it a point to avoid them or if cannot, consult an expert on ways to deal with the triggers.

17)Look for some other items to hold in your hand and put in the mouth, that will replace cigarettes. Some items that are popular are drinking straws, lollipop, sweets, gum or even dummy cigarette.

18)Write an article about quitting, what quitting will help you and read it daily.

19)Have with you a picture of someone very close with you. On it, write “I am quitting for you whom I love dearly and for myself ”. Take a look at the picture and read the message whenever you want to smoke.

20)Whenever you have a craving for a cigarette, instead of lighting up, switch focus by writing down your feelings in a "journal" or doing something to distract the mind off cigarettes.

Conclusion

Good luck in your efforts to quit smoking. I hope some of the 20 quit smoking tips I have written above will help you in one way or another towards quitting smoking.

Please feel free to distribute this article around to your friends, family and colleagues who are smokers and are looking around for information to quit smoking too.


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Thanks, Pat!

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  about 9 years ago

Really nice article, Eugene!

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  about 9 years ago
Kali Webb  

This was a good, practical no-nonsense way to stop smoking. Myself, I quit years ago. Actually I started and stopped on the same day. I sneaked a pack of my Dad's cigarettes and went out behind the shed to try it out. I got so sick, I quit after the first one and have never even had the slightest desire to try it again. Actually, I am allergic to some of the gasses in cigarette smoke, and can't really tolerate being around that smoke. Pipes and cigars are no problem, just the cigarettes. My Dad finally stopped smoking after years and years. I remember buying him a card that said "Quitting smoking is easy. I've done it hundreds of times.' I thought that was pretty funny at the time. Enjoyed the article. Kali

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  about 9 years ago

A great motivating story to quitting smoking, Kali! Happy for you and your dad !

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  about 9 years ago

I just reposted an article about smoking! I like the 20 tips you list, I think it will help smokers to quit. Nice article.

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  about 9 years ago

Lewis, thanks for reading. More good stuff coming your way!

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Eugene, This is a wonderful article and am sure it will help many smokers, you did your research well. Keep it up. Good day.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Martha. Ever glad to help out !

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  about 9 years ago

Glad you like it, John. & keep on reducing it slowly.

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  about 9 years ago
Johin  

Nice. the irony was i happened to be reading this article while smoking. though i have reduced it a lot. but to me drinking lots of water whenever possible really helps. it gives a different taste to the mouth and reduces the addiction of smoking

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  about 9 years ago

7) Start an exercise program. Exercise is simply incompatible with smoking. LOL How true !

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  about 9 years ago

Some really great ones mixed in here. My favourite is number 7. I had to quit in order to perform well again lol.

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  about 9 years ago
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