Smoking isn’t itself a disease but it causes several diseases including heart stroke, chronic lung cancer, infertility, etc. It is hard to break a habit because it contains nicotine which is an addictive chemical and the body gets used to it very quickly. It becomes part of their lives and they end up addicted to it. Becoming habitual to it is quite easy but get rid of it is a hard task but as per the scientific studies, the good news is that it is not impossible.
If you are thinking to quit smoking then below are 5 tips that surely help you to do so and save your life.
Be serious about it. Take 15 minutes to walk when you feel like they need it, use warm water instead of cold water, sleep on time, stay-aways from smokers, breath in a good environment, etc.
2- Nicotine Replacement Therapy
When you stop smoking, nicotine deficiency in your body may give you headaches, mood swings and you’ll feel so down. The craving for a single cigarette will push you up to grab a cigarette. For this situation, there are three ways available to cope up with all this.
- Nicotine gums, patches, and lozenges that will help you
- An inhaler & nasal spray
- Prescription Drug
Prescription drugs such as Varenicline and Bupropion have been found that believed to act on the same sites (receptors) where nicotine acts and produces its side-effects in the brain. These drugs bind to those receptors resulting in stimulation of the receptors and blocking the capacity of nicotine to bind.
3- Behavioral Counseling.
Tell your family, friends, and those who are close to you that you are trying to quit smoking, they will encourage you. If your friends are smokers try to alter them. A person will smoke if he is still in the circle where everyone is habitual of smoking so you need to change your circle. Eat healthy food, take green leafy veggies, fruits, milk, eggs, salad so your health will be good.
4- Avoid Alcohol Based Drinks
If you use alcohol it will trigger you to smoke so try to limit its usage. Most people smoke after meals, if you are one of them start doing something else like talking with friends, spending time with family, reading a book, brushing your teeth, or chewing gum.
5- Try Try Again Till You Succeed.
It is not an easy task to quit but once you decided to quit, you’ve to stick to your decision and make yourself stronger to bear all panic attacks, mood swings & headaches. These things will demotivate you but you should keep in your mind that only you can quit it because you are more powerful and a passionate person who is bound to its decision.
I believe sudden quitting is too much difficult or some can’t quite suddenly. Start decreasing the number of cigarettes per day. For instance, if you’re taking 10 cigarettes per day reduce 2 cigarettes after every 2 days so you’ll gradually quit & guess what?? Your body will not demand cigarettes anymore & it will normalize your metabolic activities.
So, what are you thinking now? Follow these tips and live a healthy life before it’s too late!