Rd.com suggests posting a visible list in your house of how smoking damages your body. When tempted to light up, review this list.
At Smokefree.com there is free help to quit smoking. They offer a step-by-step quit guide, talking to an expert, tools to help you quit, and much more. There is also a research study that offers $40 of free patches to help you quit.
Some might argue the best way to stop smoking is to go “Cold Turkey.” There are those that I have talked to that said that is what they did, but everyone is not that fortunate to have the will power. Some fail to realize that when you stop smoking, it affects your emotions also. Usually smoking has become a habit. Bad habits are hard to break. Habits must be replaced. Replacing bad habits with good habits are good choices. Suggestions in this article are good habits to form.
Also at the smokefree.gov website there is a free hotline and you can also get live help through text messaging with an expert.
The American Lung Association offers a program online to help you stop smoking. It gives you an online self-help book. It also teaches skills and techniques to help you stop smoking. When you have the right tools to help you, you can stop smoking. Counselors are available also at this site to talk with you about how to stop smoking. The important thing to remember is that you are not in this alone. Free help is available. You just need to take advantage of that. With the help of e liquid consumption, the use of the right techniques should be there to get effective results. One thing should be remembered through the person with the smoking habits. The technique should be great to get the right results with the correct decision.
Helpguide.org talks about developing a personal game plan that is just for you. They further suggest keeping a craving journal. With this journal you can watch how often you crave a cigarette, how you are feeling, and note when you are having bad or good days. I believe knowing this information about yourself will help you determine where you and when you can replace the smoking habit with a healthy habit that is good for you.
Do not overlook family and friends. They are a great resource to help you stop smoking. Let them know that you are stopping and that you need their encouragement.
In the end this all results in you making a choice as to whether you want to stop smoking. There are those that say they do not wish to stop smoking. I have even seen those that use oxygen and continue to smoke. I have seen those in the hospital with IV’s in their arm going outside of the building to smoke. So it is a choice that you make. Should you decide to stop smoking, you have resources that I have listed above. Also, you remember that you are not alone.
Samira Gutoc is the founder and managing editor of Atlas and Co. She is also a content writer, blogger, poet, photographer and an editorial associate.