Smoking is a habit that has put the life of millions of people in the world in danger. The worst thing about smoking is that you can’t call it an addiction since it does not do what other types of addictions do to you mind, but at the same time it sticks to you like addiction. There is no way a smoker could promise you that they would quit smoking and they would. It does not even take more than a few hours before a smoker with the promise of quitting smoking starts smoking again. The fear of death and rotting body does not hold them back.
The first thing that is required to quit smoking is the will to quit. If you are not ready and mentally prepared to quit this habit, you will never be able to quit it no matter who asks you to quit it. However, if you are ready to quit and you really believe that smoking is causing you damage internally, you can try the tips given below. Here, you can start off with this research:
A Recent Study On Smoking
A group of researchers wanted to know if e-cigarettes were really better than cigarettes in that they cause less damage or no damage to a human body contrary to what a cigarette does. This paper appeared in Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal. The researchers involved in the study were from United Kingdom, from the University of Bristol. The study was conducted on heart cells and their response when exposed to smoke from a cigarette and from e-cigarette. Professor Marcus Munafo says that stress response from heart cells was received when it was exposed to smoke from cigarette but that was not the case with smoke from e-cigarette. IEC too shares some very interesting details in this regard.
From this study we can say that switching from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes can definitely help any smokers in quitting smoking. This is the most sensible way out there since their urge to smoke can still be smothered using e-cigarettes whereas with other methods a lot of will and mental energy is needed. Here are some other methods to quit smoking:
Ditch The Packs
The first method to quit smoking is to get rid of the cigarette packs that are always there in your pocket. You might also want to know how much money you will save by not smoking on a daily basis. Better yet, put the money you save from cigarettes into a small bank and see how much you have saved after 6 months. You might just be able to buy the latest smartphone out there with the money you have saved. If you are trying to quit smoking and still have the packs in your pocket, there is no way you can ever think of accomplishing this.
Distract Your Mind
As a smoker, you must know that there are certain spurts of urge to smoke. For example, most people would crave a cigarette just after they have had their meal. Identity these moments and find a way to distract your mind during these moments. Your struggle to quit smoking is not going to be a continuous struggle throughout the day. If you are able to distract your mind just during the moments when you have the highest urges of smoking, you will easily quit smoking.
Tell Someone You Love About It
There must be someone you love who keeps telling you that you should quit smoking. As soon as you have decided that you are not going to smoke cigarettes anymore, tell the person you love the most about it. The fear of disappointing someone you love so much will keep you from smoking again. How can you stand up in front of them and tell them that you started smoking again? Find that one special person in your life who you cannot think of disappointing. Keeping your withdrawal from smoking a surprise will only push you into smoking again thinking that no one knows about it anyway.
Keep Chewing Something
Chewing gums are great in that they keep your mouth busy. They are also a great way to provide some exercise to your jaw. When you have something in your mouth the urge to smoke will reduce to some extent. You won’t be able to completely forget about smoking this way but it will still help a great deal. They often say you should make non-smoking friends to quit smoking but that’s just absurd. How could you suddenly abandon the friends you have and make new ones in no time? In fact, once you have decided to quit smoking, go ahead and start snatching away cigarettes from your friends and tell them to quit too. This is going to help you keep your confidence up and someone you love might also quit just because of you.