Tips to Stop Smoking for Good

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					10 Tips to Stop Smoking for Good



With so many tips and suggestions on how to stop smoking it is really easy to see why so many people
really do not quit. The vast majority of people are completely confused by the entire process! What of
the conflicting messages passed around? The fact is that with so much information passed around that
is confusing to people it is often much easier to just continue smoking and hoping for a simple solution.
Actually taking the necessary steps to really quit smoking is not easy. It means coming to terms with the
fact that stopping smoking really is best for you, as well as your health.



Most people are readily aware that stopping smoking can improve their health, but learning how to
really conquer the urges to smoke is not easy. With so many temptations circulating around, as well as
the stresses of daily life it is easy to see why jumping into a pack of cigarettes seems like a good idea.



Tip #1 You need a good reason to quit. Simply deciding to quit because the sky is blue is not a sufficient
reason. The need to quit smoking is obvious, but the desire to quit needs to come from inside in order
for the process to be successful.



Tip #2 Look for small rewards that you can give yourself as you make progress. You are not likely to just
quit cold turkey with no complications. Set up small rewards that will help you to want to make
progress towards ultimately quitting. This can be a great motivation to keep you on target.



Tip #3 Plan out your quitting strategy. Decide how you want to try to quit and stick to it. Set a specific
amount of time for your plan. If after a time, say six weeks you have not quit, work on a new plan. This
will allow ample time to try each method, while still giving yourself flexibility to try something else.



Tip #4 Work to overcome your struggles. If you are smoking due to stressful things in your life, you
need to deal with the stress before you can successfully quit. Regardless of the reason why you are
smoking, it needs to be dealt with in able to quit for good.



Tip #5 Set up a punishment for yourself. For example, if you generally stop at Starbucks each day for a
coffee you might consider skipping that on days when you have fallen short of your goals for smoking.
Whatever punishment you select, make sure it is something that you care about.
Tip #6 Seek out help from your friends and family. You need support as you are trying to quit, and this
will help you to ensure that you are not alone in the entire process.



Tip #7 Look for someone to quit with you. If you are entirely on your own, you are going to be much
more likely to slip back into smoking. If someone is working with you and holding you accountable, you
are more likely to struggle to succeed. Working to quit smoking is not easy, but hard tasks are much
easier to accomplish with a partner.



Tip #8 Ensure you are getting plenty of sleep. The job of quitting smoking is quite difficult. If you are
not getting the rest you need, you are much more likely to be cranky, upset and angry with the world.
This is very counterproductive to your goal of quitting smoking for good.



Tip #9 Aim to quit for good. This might seem a bit strange, but if you are just planning to quit for a
weekend you are not going to put much effort into the process. If you are planning to quit for good, a
lot more time and effort is going to go into the process as well as your plan to quit.



Tip #10 Look for ways to take your mind off cigarettes. If you are always thinking about cigarettes, you
may find that you are much more tempted to smoke. Reading a book, exercising, talking on the phone,
surfing the internet and even cooking are all great ways to occupy your mind and keep from thinking
about when your last cigarette was.

				
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