Smoking – 6 Effective Methods to Help You Stop it Now


Want to stop smoking but you cant? Try this methods below and see results!

1. Understand how nicotine really works on your body.

Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars. It is a drug that can affect a person’s brain function. Once the body adapts to regular nicotine intake, people find giving up smoking difficult because of the uncomfortable symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

2. Reduce your cravings with exercise.

Withdrawal symptoms and cravings for cigarettes decrease during exercise and for up to 50 minutes after exercising. Exercise decreases appetite and helps limit the weight gain some people have when they quit smoking. Exercise helps you cope with stress and have more energy.

3. Try nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

NRT reduces withdrawal feelings by giving you a small controlled amount of nicotine ─ but none of the other dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes. This small amount of nicotine helps satisfy your craving for nicotine and reduces the urge to smoke.

4. Get professional help from a doctor or therapist.

Doctors and therapists used to use medical research and physicians to show the public that cigarettes were not harmful. Although the doctors in these advertisements were always actors and not real physicians, the image of the physician permeated cigarette ads for the next two and a half decades. This is not what doctors or physicians believe any longer so if you are struggling with quitting please seek help from your doctor.

5. Use cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviours, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

6. Learn about mindfulness meditation techniques.

Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit – even those with no willpower. Behavioural training such as mindfulness meditation may be effective at enhancing self-control toward quitting smoking – even for people who have no desire to give up, say experts.

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