Tips for Stopping Smoking
Smoking is highly addictive
Many people start smoking
when they are young and most usually in their teens. This
is often a response to peer group pressure or in the misguided
attempt to cultivate a particular image.
Smoking is dangerous and harmful
Smoking is the leading
preventable cause of premature death and illness around
the world. Its harmful effects take hold from the very
first cigarette you smoke.
The fact that many
smoking related illnesses and diseases take time to develop
and show up makes this fact initially hard to take on
board, nevertheless it is true.
Quitting smoking will improve your health
This is a fact and
one that comes true from the very first day your quit.
No matter how much damage you think you may have caused
yourself by smoking if you stop now you will prevent more
damage and see an improvement in your overall well being.
Commit yourself to being a non-smoker
Once you've made up
your mind to be a non-smoker for yourself, you will achieve
Don't rely on willpower
Either you have or
you don't have a strong enough reason to quit. Once you
have a strong enough reason everything else about the
quit will be easier.
Prepare to stop
Break the process of
stopping into manageable parts:
Stop and stay stopped
Be ready and prepared for problems that may crop up and
have coping strategies planned for dealing with them that
suit your needs.
Use medical support
if you need it and remember to take one day at a time.
If you don't succeed
Try again and again
and again if necessary. Eventually you will manage to