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Three ways of the top struggles to stop smoking


									3 of the Top Struggles to Stop Smoking

Most people can readily agree that the idea to quit smoking is rather terrifying. Giving up the comfort
that smoking can provide is not easy, nor can it be done instantly. Struggling to quit requires a lot of
honest talks, not only with yourself but also with your family. There are three major struggles that you
will encounter as you are working to quit smoking. Being fully aware of these struggles will help you to
create a plan to quit smoking for good that can help you to overcome these difficulties and emerge in
better health as a non-smoker.

Struggle number one is going to find you looking temptation right in the eye. There is simply no other
way to put it. Everywhere you look cigarettes and more cigarettes. The number of people who smoke is
astonishing, and when you are trying to stop smoking it seems like the number is quadrupling around
you. While it is nothing more than your mind playing tricks on you, it can still be rather difficult to
overlook all of the temptation and still stick to your plan to quit smoking.

Anytime you find yourself overwhelmed by temptation you need to walk away. If you are at your job
and cannot simply walk away, you need to develop a stress relieving strategy to fall back on which can
help you to ignore the cigarettes that you see. To really help you avoid temptation you need to work at
finding a place where you can eat your lunch away from the smokers and other temptations. Always be
on the lookout because they are around, and if you slip up they will be there to lure you back into
smoking rather quickly.

Your second struggle will be all of the questions that you are asked. Your friends and family of course
are happy for you that you are quitting smoking. However, everyone is going to ask you why. This
simple question starts to look like a huge issue after the third time you are asked why. Rather than
allowing this tiny question to start eating at your resolve you need to ensure you are dedicated to
quitting. If you start second guessing your reason to quit each time someone asks you why you are
quitting then you really need to sit down and have a long conversation with yourself. Unless you are
personally 100% behind your efforts, you will not succeed. You have to believe in the reason you are
quitting smoking.

Your family will be there for you no matter what reason you choose. It is yourself that you have to
convince, and this means that you need a good argument and reason. Nobody will ever argue with you
as much as you will argue with yourself. When you are attempting something like quitting smoking the
nagging side of yourself comes out strong as well.
A final consideration is looking at all of the products on the market to help you quit smoking. This might
seem strange but this huge selection can be a big problem. You need to determine why you smoke in
order to select the best product for your desire to quit. If you are a smoker because of stress, you need
to resolve the stress. If you smoke due to nicotine addiction then you should look into slowly pulling off
of the nicotine using either a patch, or possibly the gum.

Regardless of the reason you smoke, there is a product that is designed to help you. Finding the best
product for your specific needs is not impossible, but it will force you to be brutally honest with yourself.
If you are just completely unable to find the exact reason why you smoke try to start finding something
else to do with your hands and mouth anytime you have the urge to smoke. For example, a stress ball
and a piece of gum could be all you need. If you are smoking because you are bored, giving yourself
something to do, even just squeezing a stress ball might be the release that you need to walk away a
successful non-smoker.

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