Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SMOKING

HOW TO QUIT SMOKING? TIPS & TRICKS


HOW TO QUITE SMOKING? TIPS & TRICKS
You know you shouldn’t smoke, it is bad for your health and you’d certainly like to quit but you have tried several times and haven’t been able to do it.

Mark twain said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it over a hundred times.” You must prepare yourself to quit smoking, both physically and psychologically.

  • Begin by altering your self- image. You are a non- smoker, and that such a entire person is to you.
  • Mark your calendar with the date you intend to be a non- smoker.
  • Keep track of each cigarette you smoke.
  • Every time you think you will have a cigarette, make yourself wait 10 minutes.
  • Collect your stubs in a ‘stub bottle’. Keep this bottle in plain sight, as an unpleasant reminder.
  • Get rid of al your cigarettes and all the things that you need to smoke, such as matches, lighter and ashtrays.
  • Replace the urge to smoke with a deep breath and a piece of hard card.
  • Keep your hands busy: take up some hobby that requires you to work with your hands as knitting.
  • Provide oral gratification with sugarless gum or mints.
  • Avoid alcohol, sugar and pastries. High sugar items create a biological need that increases your cigarette desire.
  • Place a rubber band around your wrist and snap it every time you want a cigarette.