Today is the day for you to be a non-smoker! Having been a smoker for quite some time, surely your body has felt the negative addictive effects of stick cigarettes and if this habit continues, your health is on the line.
Research indicates that long-term smokers show the following bodily symptoms:
A pair of dark gray, or almost black lungs that cannot be undone.
A set of teeth that have been discolored from their clean white glow to yellow stained and filled with plaque.
Unhealthy gums and gingivitis
Age spots and wrinkles
Higher possibility of experiencing these diseases: coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and death due to lung disease such as chronic bronchitis.
Due to these effects, these ways to quit smoking are highly recommended.
Always begin in honesty, and acknowledge that you have become addicted to smoking, and you cannot control it anymore. Sometimes, it’s just so difficult to control oneself from lighting a cigarette. Another helpful way to quit smoking is by make things difficult for yourself, make your house and car a smoke free zone and get rid of all lighters and ashtrays. Make sure these things are out of sight as they will only be forms of temptation.
Avoiding areas like coffee shops, gambling areas, bars and even girly bars, which are always packed with many smokers, as will be helpful to the quitter. The places filled with smokers will only tempt the one attempting to quit to smoke a stick. Another tip would be to have substitute, if you were used to having a stick every after meals, substituting the after meal craving with gum or chocolate can help you with your urge. In the end, it’s most important for one to have the determination and will power to help in quitting especially in the first few weeks, and more importantly sustain the non-smoking status for the long run.
These ways to quit smoking can definitely help you be a quitter, but only if you yourself will it.