The decision to quit smoking involves a lot of psychological factors that can lead a person to think that it’s hard to give up, say doctors.
Anita Peters, director of the Cancer Association of AIDS patients who have instructed many to quit smoking, he said. “Smokers are under the impression that smoking can help them get out of the stress and help them relax It is most common among smokers observations dealing with high voltage jobs. To quit smoking, you need to get out of this false representation.”
According to experts, initially nicotine acts as a stimulant, when a person begins to smoke. But for a chronic smoker, the tolerance level shoots up and the brain becomes more susceptible to nicotine encouraging people to smoke frequently.
That’s why doctors are in favor of a smoker who wants to quit smoking; you should start the process gradually.
“Cutting down on the number of cigarettes per day, is the first step on the road to freedom from addiction to smoking. Set the time to fix smoking and spend time with non-smokers, families and children. This will help a person quit smoking in the long term,” said Dr. Harish Shetty, senior psychiatrist, LH Hiranandani Hospital.
Although there are several alternatives — chewing gum nicotine patches to help smokers quit the habit, experts believe that self-examination when smoking is also important.
“Although people smoke for pleasure or passion, some have good reason such as smoking has low self-esteem, lack of confidence, the pressure from parents or teachers or peers and other excuses. Upon introspection is done, it becomes easy to control the habit,” said Dr Parul Tank, a psychiatrist at the hospital in the Fortis Mulund.
- Do not store cigarette packs at home or office.
- Set achievable goals, such as removing one or two packs of cigarettes, cutting a cigarette into half.
- Spend time with non-smokers are more and find support groups to share success stories and their efforts to get kick the smoking habit.
- Seek professional guidance.
As soon as a smoker throws, the body begins to repair the damage almost immediately, initiating a number of useful health changes that will last for many years.