3 Tips to Make Quitting Smoking an Easier Experience


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Smoking is extremely damaging to your health; it substantially increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. In addition, smoking can cause other respiratory problems such as COPD and emphysema, and can lead to dental problems, dry, dull skin, and other issues with appearance.

That’s not all – the cravings for nicotine throughout the day can keep you on edge whilst increasing stress and anxiety, along with the cost of buying cigarettes, which quickly adds up and can even lead to financial problems. Thankfully, there’s more help out there than ever before when it comes to finally quitting for good. Here are our top tips to help you crack the habit.

Tip #1. Have a Plan

If you’re thinking of quitting smoking, then it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help you stick to your goals. Going cold turkey is widely known as one of the most difficult methods to quit smoking, but with the right amount of determination and willpower, it’s definitely possible to achieve. The first twenty-four hours without a cigarette are known to be the most difficult, and it is on this first day when you are most likely to give into temptation. So, it’s a good idea to plan something, such as taking a trip, to help distract you from your cravings and keep yourself busy with something else.

Tip #2. Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Going cold turkey when it comes to quitting smoking isn’t the strategy for everybody, but don’t worry! If you can’t handle the idea of completely giving up cigarettes or have tried and failed too many times to count, you might be able to benefit from using a nicotine replacement therapy.

One of the most popular methods today is switching to a vape or e-cigarette, with e-liquids that contain some nicotine but eliminate the dangerous toxins such as carbon monoxide and tar found in standard cigarettes. One of the main reasons for the popularity of vaping is that it emulates the action of smoking, and a recent study confirmed that switching to vaping can significantly reduce your health risks. Other nicotine replacement therapies that you might want to try includes nicotine gum, lozenges, sprays, and patches.

Tip #3. Get Support

Quitting smoking on your own is an immensely difficult challenge, so having the right support and help by your side can make the process a lot easier and much less stressful. Speak to your doctor about joining a stop-smoking support group in your area; this is a great way to meet new people in a similar situation to swap impartial, unbiased advice. You should also gain as much support as possible from your family and friends, who of course will always want the best for you and your health. For example, if you live with a partner who smokes, you might want to talk to them about quitting together.

Quitting smoking will work wonders for your health and there are many ways to make the process easier.

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Michael Sanduso
Michael Sanduso lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a freelance writer and editor, tech geek, and stay at home father.

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