Most smokers don't even want to smoke. This article looks at ways of capitalizing on this desire to stop.
A growing volume of information suggests that even "passive" inhalation can be harmful to health - a complaint that non- smoking friends find much more potent a weapon than the old gripes about smoke smells in the window drapes.
But the truth is that most of these social sinners are ripe for conversion; we don't want to go on smoking. So what is stopping us from stopping?
At the most basic level, smoking is a habit. If you have been doing anything 10,20 or 40 times a day for many years, leaving off is going to feel strange.
Pick a specific day to start life without tobacco. Smoking cessation programs prepare you to face consequences and withdrawal symptoms effectively. Counseling and awareness
classes support patients to prepare for days without smoking. Different methods such as medication therapy and non-medication therapies may be suggested to enhance
probabilities of success. Non-medication therapy such as behavioral therapy, hypnosis, counseling, auricular therapy and motivational therapy may be suggested. You can also try
medication therapy consisting of nicotine replacement therapy and non-nicotine medication. Seek guidance and support from professionals in this field and family members to quit
smoking successfully. To manage you quit day:
Stay busy with physical activities
Remind yourself about why you want to quit smoking
Drink plenty of water
Avoid situations that would trigger your desire to smoke
Attend counseling sessions
Focus on managing stress and withdrawal symptoms
Relax - travel, play sports, read
Smoking is also a drug. Nicotine is so addictive that some heroin junkies have chosen a cigarette over heroin substitute when offers the choice.
Finally, there is the psychological element. People smoke for all sorts of reasons that have nothing to do with the pleasurable effects of the drug.
They smoke to relax, to stimulate themselves, to suppress anger, to handle stress and even to provide themselves with something to hide behind.