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Wanna Quit Smoking?

Here Are Some Tips

May 12, 2009

Don’t be afraid to seek help on quitting smoking.

1. Don't smoke any number or any kind of cigarette. Smoking even a few cigarettes a day can hurt your health. And if you try to smoke fewer cigarettes but do not stop completely, soon you'll be smoking the same amount again.

Smoking "low-tar, low-nicotine" cigarettes usually does little good either. Nicotine is so  addictive that if you switch to lower nicotine brands, you'll probably just puff harder, longer, and more often on each cigarette. The only safe choice is to quit completely.

2. Write down why you want to quit. Do you want to:

• Feel in control of your life?

• Feel in control of your life?

• Have better health?

• Set a good example for your children?

• Protect your family from breathing your secondhand smoke?

Really wanting to quit smoking is very important to successfully quitting. Smokers who live after a heart attack are the most likely to quit for good-they're very motivated. Find a reason for quitting before you have no choice.

3. Know that it will take effort to quit smoking. Nicotine is habit-forming. Half the battle of quitting is knowing that you need to quit. This knowledge will help you deal with the symptoms of withdrawal that can occur, such as bad moods and really wanting to smoke. There are many ways that smokers quit, including using nicotine replacement gum or patches, but there is no easy way. Nearly all smokers have some feelings of nicotine withdrawal when they try to quit. Give yourself a month to get over these feelings. Take quitting one day at a time, even one minute at a time-whatever you need to succeed.

4. Half of all adult smokers have quit, so you can too. That's the good news. There are millions of people alive today who have learned to face life without a cigarette. For staying healthy, quitting smoking is the best step you can take.

5. Get help if you need it. Many groups offer written materials, programs, and advice to help smokers quit for good. Your doctor and dentist are also good sources of help and support. Look online for a list of national groups with information and resources on how to quit.

Source: www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking


Categories: Health, Smoking



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Comments

Posted by olefart on 23 May 2009

On july 17 2005 I woke up from a nap and couldn't read the numbers on the cable box. I asked my wife to take me to the ER. I was thinking of quitting smoking{33+yrs)before this and on the way to the ER I was puffing away and she asked(demanded) that I put it out.When we got to the ER I had a BS of 875 and it was over 1000 in my urine. That was the last butt I ever smoked and I'm glad to be rid of that habit.I've been type 1 for 4 years and trying to stay around for my 2 grandkids.

Posted by Anonymous on 3 June 2009

I want to quit , but I am unable to do so pl help me.

Posted by Anonymous on 5 June 2009

If you are finding it hard to quit then your local stop smoking service can offer you all sorts of help, they are always ready with a listening ear to help you through whatever it is that is preventing you from being able to quit. They can offer medication and support which will make you four times more likey to quit! I hope this helps, call the national no smoking line on 0800 022 4 332 which is free, they will put you in touch with your local service, or go to the website www.smokefree.nhs.uk.

Good luck


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