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Best Ways to Quit Smoking

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Rated 5 points - posted 10 years ago by JARM1 in category Health.
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72 Hours Report Abuse
Experts have said that nicotine is more addicting that heroine. However, after 72 hours the nicotine is out of your system the rest is a mind game between you and the cigarette.
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Quit Date Report Abuse
When quitting smoking I found it helpful to set a quit date. I made sure that I had no cigarettes or lighters in the house and placed the ashtrays in the garage for any quest who smoked. I also took this time to buy things for my goodie bag.
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Quit Aids Report Abuse
If you do not want to try cold turkey get, some type quit aid. There are several on the market. Lozenges, gum, nicotine patches and prescription medicines as well.
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Change Your Routine Report Abuse
If you normally wake up and drink coffee and smoke try something different sit in a different chair drink juice. If you generally smoke after you eat, take a walk instead.
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Goodie Bag Report Abuse
Keep a goodie bag on hand. Everyone is different so purchase things that work for you. Some examples are sugar free gum, sugar free candy; many people find it helpful to hold a straw or pencil in their hands.
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Do Not Give Up Report Abuse
Studies show that many smokers try up to six times before they succeed at quitting. Do not use this as an excuse to smoke but do remember you are human and DO NOT GIVE UP.
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Control Report Abuse
Are you going to let that cigarette control you or are you going to control it? Think it doesn’t control you think again what do you do after you eat, what do you do when you wake up, what do you do after sex, what do you do at break time at work no matter how cold it is outside?
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Not One Puff Report Abuse
One puff of a cigarette can be all it takes to get you right back to where you started whether that is a pack a day or three.
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Tell Someone Report Abuse
Tell someone you are quitting you will need their support and will be more likely to try harder having voiced it to someone.
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Treat Yourself Report Abuse
Smoking is expensive save some of the money and buy you something special.
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Fall Off The Wagon? Report Abuse
When we were kids and fell off our bikes we got right back on so if you, slip and smoke a cigarette do not beat yourself up move on.
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Do Not Look Ahead Report Abuse
Take it one day at a time looking ahead can make it appear as though you are losing something when you are actually gaining something. Looking ahead can also make it seem as if the stop smoking process is never going to end.
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Two Minutes Report Abuse
When you have a nicotine craving keep in mind that a craving generally last two minutes.
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Support Report Abuse
Have a support group in place; there are some great online groups one of which is quitnet.
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Exercise Report Abuse
Exercise reduces stress and produces a similar feel good feeling that we get from smoking.
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Get stranded on a deserted island Report Abuse
They don't sell cigs there
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Write Report Abuse
Write down the reasons you want to quit take your list out and read it during tough times.
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Believe Report Abuse
Believe in yourself after all you have to do this no one can do it for you.
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