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Relieving The Stress To Quitting Smoking
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Relieving The Stress To Quitting Smoking

Many smokers say that they continue to smoke because the act of smoking helps them relieve stress in their life. Therefore, it make common sense that one of the major part of stopping smoking is learning how to manage your stress levels, which in theory ought to go UP if you are right about smoking helps relieve stress. In short, learning how to effectively manage stress goes hand in hand with giving up smoking.

So, the first aspect of this quitting smoking process is to analyse your life and find out what things stress you the most. Is it your job? Are you having problems with the type of work in the office ? Having difficulty getting along with the boss? If the answer is yes, then you have identified your job as the stress. Perhaps it is lack of money? Most people have money problems that cause them a lot of stress. Or perhaps it is relationship problems? Problems associated with love and relationships can lead to high amount of stress and unhappiness among couples and families.

Once you realize what it is 'that makes you stress until you have to smoke to relieve it', you have to learn how to overcome the stress to enable you to quit smoking later. Here are some things that you can do :

If your job is getting you stressed, why not switch jobs or try looking for a job in the company that you are able to do and that you want to do. If the lack of money is giving you the stress, find alternative ways to increase your income - some ideas could be a part-time job or studying for higher education that enable you to get a higher paying job later. If it is a troubling relationship that is the cause of stress, analyse what is wrong, try to repair it and switch to someone new if the relationship cannot work.

Lastly, the stress could just be not taking enough time out to relax and enjoy life. There are some ways of doing this. Find an interesting and healthy hobby or two. The hobby could be anything from gardening to fishing and photography. In fact, anything that you have always wanted to do, but never had time for before.

Conclusion

If you are trying to reduce stress by smoking, it is not the best way to do it. Smoking will lead to serious health problems in life and increases stress for you. One possible solution is enrolling yourself in a quit smoking program that helps you to quit smoking by effectively managing 'stress' the proper way and de-linking the act of smoking to reducing stress.

Please feel free to distribute this article around your family members, friends and colleagues who are keen to quit smoking and are actively looking around for some useful ideas now.


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Good karma, Cynthia ! Thanks for reading this article

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks - I had not realized that stress is a factor in quitting smoking. Seems like addressing the stress is quite important, though, when I think about it. Not having smoked (ever;), I have only second-hand information...

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  about 8 years ago

GOOD for you - that you quit yourself and that you are helping others. Including by educating those of us who don't smoke. I know it's hard for people to quit.Bravo to you.

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  about 8 years ago
Ivan19  

Cigarettes it - the poison. Another definition for this terrible dependence exists. There is a suggestion that the "bad habit" that will power you can throw this nonsense, lies, opinions of doctors in hospitals that do sit on nicotine and afraid to admit to myself and to others that they are powerless and can not fight this addiction. Council to reduce the number of cigarettes smoked per day creates fear in the smoker, the loss of his only friend in all situations, "In sorrow and joy, work and rest, before and after sex in general, everywhere and always." Hello friends, I'm Ivan Kurtukov, and today I can say with pride that got rid of smoking addiction. And help everyone cope with this disease who believe that it is time to stop smoking. Every smoker has a story to the first cigarette I'm 37 years old, and that lovely warm autumn day, I remember like it was yesterday, the story is simple to the banal, the Grade 9 after school boys of our class unanimously decided to walk to the river Dzhemeni try smoking cigarettes. On the way, a couple of guys disappeared without attracting attention (later turns out that they started smoking before anyone else and smoke until now) And then it was cigarettes, "Shipka" in a soft pack, each took a bold on one piece and lit since it seemed every right ... I remember that horrible cough to tears, disgusting taste in the mouth and eyes corrosive fumes. This experience is ingrained in the brain for several years and defended from smoking. But there is always a but ... it's growing up, the first feeling and it seems that this is the love of friends and alcohol and now you sit and hang out for yourself you notice how beautiful looks in the big toes that little smoldering cigarette down to the filter decayed and you gently without saying shakes off all the ash in the ashtray, and then it just an instinct, lights up the next. Trap is closed, the mind in a cloud of smoke, wood cook mac or there is a solution? There? Because the smoke was 15 years old and without a cigarette was not possible to live, but there is a miracle and I am grateful that the chance of salvation I have received from his wife, has granted me a small knizhentsiyu size of a pack of cigarettes with the words - "Do not give up smoking until the end did not read "sigh thought," What a silly book and here? "but still comes home from work I paid a little time reading this book to read in the next few pages once fell asleep, and that lasted about a month may be more likely, but I not believing in the result finished reading a book to the end. Author of the book Allen Carr "Easy Way to Stop Smoking" - is the salvation for all people for all ages and years of smoking. Yet ... neither brittle nor flinch from mentioning cigarette smokers do not smoke or annoying ... everything was easy. I'm free, I'm happy, I'm handsome! I got it and you can do it, I'm 100% sure others join, make your world a cleaner and healthier!

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks, John! Yes, was smoker before I quit in 2004.

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  about 9 years ago
Johin  

I have to say. Your writings have really helped me reduce smoking drastically. Hope you are having some nice conversions on your website.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks for the compliments, John! Nope, no conversion yet the website is just starting out.

  
  about 9 years ago

Thanks for the compliments, John! Nope, no conversion yet the site is just starting out.

  
  about 9 years ago
Johin  

Visited your site. Your site is Awesome!

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  about 9 years ago

Really? Will have more good contents, Johin!

  
  about 9 years ago
Johin  

You always tell the right points. You definitely know about the psychology of people who smoke.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks for the compliments, John!

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  about 9 years ago

Serena, I'm really concerned about what smoking does to the environment and people around especially third hand smoke. I come from a country where the smoking rate is very high so it is a major concern here. Thanks for reading the article and commenting.

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  about 9 years ago

The mood swings and stress is due to nicotine levels in the blood, or the lack of it. Will explain in Part II. Thanks for reading and commenting, Chip.

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  about 9 years ago

Funny because most people I know who smoke become almost bipolar about it. If they have a smoke they are all mellow but if they go just one day without, they`re always looking to pick a fight. Btw spotted a couple typos here and there, mostly near the beginning.

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  about 9 years ago
Serena2  

Eugene this is a great article although I do not smoke stress actually causes myself and many others to develop and keep bad habits as a means of trying to cope with it. I really liked the ways you suggested to help with the problem and the fact that it was not a you have to stop right now. But more of a lets change this issue so we can address the smoking issue. Very nice article.

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  about 9 years ago
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