To stop smoking is really tough job to be done. It is easy to ask someone who smokes to stop smoking. Ask someone, who has stop smoking, how hard it had been for him/her. The reply you get will help you understand the almost super-human effort that goes into the entire process of quitting the smoking habit.
The urge to smoke one last cigarette is always there with people who have already quit the habit. People who have stopped active smoking cigarettes for years report to have had those occasional urges to smoke.
Unfortunately, many of the smokers after a successful quitting get back to smoking cigarettes, just because they could not hold back the temptation of smoking that occasional cigarette their friend offered.
There is no point getting back to square one after what a smoker goes through to quit smoking in the first place. You should have strong control over these occasional urges to smoke.
Thankfully, smokers can control these urges with water therapy, a very simple and inexpensive way out of this dilemma. Water is said to help people get out of their craving for a smoke.
Water Therapy & Nicotine
The good news is that it is helping fresh quitters during the initial weeks. Smokers who have been smoking cigarettes for a long time get used to nicotine, a strong drug. As the body is used of having nicotine on an every day basis, the body craves for nicotine when people stop smoking or is in the gradual process of quitting.
Water effectively helps in flushing out of the toxins, which include nicotine from our body. The more the water consumption, the more is the elimination of toxins. On an average, a person who has that urge to smoke should double his intake of water.
Gradual Reduction Of Cigarettes
It is more practical that you gradually reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke, rather than a sudden quitting. This way the body gets used to the lesser intake of nicotine on an ongoing basis.
Make a fresh decision about not to give into the urge again. When the urge is on, remember not to give in to it. Instead, drink a few glasses of water reminding yourself not to add more toxins to your system.