How To Quit Smoking
by: Rob Mellor
One of the most vicious diseases in todayís times is smoking. It makes
a person baffle for air 3 times more than a non-smoker. It has very many
repercussions on the life of the smoker and those around him. It leads to
lung cancer and various heart diseases like asthma and emphysema. We
should thus abhor this deadly disease and quit smoking.
Quitting is not easy
But to actually quit smoking is not easy, because it is an addiction.
However there are very many ways and methods that help us to quit smoking
for instance we can opt for acupuncture therapy or aromatherapy. We can
also opt for non-nicotine cigarettes or go for precise prescription by a
But first and foremost we need to decide in our heart to stop smoking
and should also fix a day for the same. Inform your family about your
decision and seek for their help and assistance. Throw away all the
cigarette packets, ashtrays and lighters. Stop buying any more cigarettes.
Rather think of the more useful and better things that you can buy with
the money thus saved. Ask the other family members also, who smoke, to
stop smoking. Keep yourself busy. Exercise regularly and meditate
occasionally. Eat healthy food.
After doing all this you may still feel severe urges to smoke. You may
also actually retort back to it, but thatís no problem, just be persistent
and bring back your decision on to the right track after this break,
because most of the people are successful only after 2-3 attempts.
Be prepared for withdrawal symptoms
About 80% people retort back to smoking after once leaving it and only
20% successfully accomplish the task. People retort back due to many
reasons. Some say they feel agitated. Others say that the aroma when
someone lights up is irresistible. But most of them do so due to the fear
of symptoms that appears after that last puff viz. weight gain, aggressive
thinking, dry throat, fatigue, muscle cramps, constipation, dizziness,
hypersensitivity to stimuli, etc. but these are all just temporary
symptoms and disappear in a few days. In fact after the initial bout is
over the blood pressure, heart rate, pulse arte all get back to normal.
You thus need to keep your will power strong and stick to your decision
for a few more days.
Some people are not able to continue with the smoke cessation programs
because they say that they are costly. But this is a wrong perception
because they are not costlier than the price spent for buying cigarettes.
And then isnít it more logical to spend on your health rather on a