Quitting smoking is a long, difficult process. You will not be a non-smoker overnight, and you probably have a few glitches along the way.
If you have already tried to quit again, only the initial weeks, months or years later, you’re certainly not alone, most people make several attempts to quit before they quit for good. However, if you slip in the process of trying to quit smoking, it is important to think about a cigarette from you, as a failure, not failure.
If you have already tried to quit smoking again, you are more likely to quit smoking again. So, stay positive and use your experience to achieve long term success the next time you throw.
If at first you do not succeed, try again.
Although smokers have nicotine cravings when they quit, usually worst during the first days and weeks after the release of 1, the most difficult part of the output stays smoking for more than 6 months.2 Even when nicotine cravings to subside, many people are psychologically dependent on the smoking, because it’s a habit ingrained. For example, smoking may be that they do when they drink coffee, meet with a certain group of friends, or when they feel stressed. At such times, people give up smoking may be particularly want to eat “just one” cigarette, or go back to smoking fulltime.3 unfortunately, many people do not resist the temptation.
If you quit for a while, then took the habit back up in a moment of weakness, you’re not alone. Many people get through the days and weeks of intense nicotine cravings, only to find you smoking again weeks, months or even years down the track. The average smoker takes 12-14 times before they are successful and those who are trying to save many eventually successful.1
Availability of cigarettes, or even a few when you’re trying to quit smoking, it’s not the end of the road. You should see this as a slip, not a reason to return to full-time smoking, or evidence that quitting smoking is just too hard.3 number of people who successfully quit growing every year4 and this is evidence that this can be done with the right mix of support and motivation.
Motivation is an important ingredient in the recipe yield success. If you think you can not do this, the output will be much harder, and if you slipped your way to quit smoking recently, you can just feel it’s all too hard.1 But going back to smoking after the match all the effort you put into does not make much sense.3 After each attempt to quit you are a little stronger and a little closer to the ultimate purpose of the stay cigarette free. Thus, instead of focusing on your mistake, focus on possible changes and small steps you can take to make it happen.
Think of how many times did you not say cigarettes3 improve your self-esteem and give yourself the feeling that you can quit.1 Every day you spend the day smoking is better health.3 Think about why you want to quit smoking if they are to improve their physical fitness, save money and improve the health of your family. Focus on benefits rather than problems quitting.
If you quit once you are most likely to try to quit again, especially if you’ve tried to quit recently. Thus, instead of looking at his mistake as a failure, look at it as a minor setback, and motivated to continue quitting.1 If you are not ready to quit again right away, save some of the good work you’ve done, for instance, keeping the house and car smoke-free, or avoidance of cigarettes in the morning when you change routine.3 and start planning the next attempt to quit smoking, not only to choose the date on which you will throw the cigarettes away, and determine where you will find support to help you go to good.
Find someone to rely on
No one can stop smoking for you. This is one of the hardest things that you need for yourself. But you should not do everything alone. It is important to find someone (or something) to lean on as you go through this process. If you find the right support, you are more than five times more likely to go well, what if you do it in alone.5 you a helping hand from friends or health care worker, from medications such as nicotine patches or seeing anti-smoking advertising, You will increase your chances of kicking the habit forever.1, 5 Only 3-5% of people who try to quit smoking without the support was done successfully, compared with 15-20% of which are supported in 0.5.
The output lines, telephone consultation, you can call on support to quit smoking, it’s a good place to start looking support.6 Or if you prefer to talk face to face, ask your doctor about counseling and support groups.7 Being around other people who see the benefits of quitting may be just an extra bit of motivation you need.
Once you are motivated, using drugs such as nicotine replacement therapy can increase your chances of successful exit. These drugs help you cope with the physical withdrawal symptoms of smoking cessation, as nicotine traction, poor concentration, increased appetite, mood swings and physical changes (eg, increased heart rate). Nicotine therapy allows your body to add nicotine to overcome withdrawal symptoms, without drawing in all the unpleasant smoke.
More dependent you are, the more you are dependent on cigarettes. More dependent you are, the less likely it is that you have successfully come out so that the use of nicotine replacement therapy to overcome physical dependence increases the likelihood you will be successful quit.1 In one study, people who used drugs to help them their attempt to quit are twice as likely to be successful.10
Sometimes all in the mind of the dependence
But keep in mind that nicotine addiction is both physical (the output thrust) and psychological (ie, which can cause the mind like a cigarette, even when there is no physical rod). While the physical order usually lasts only a few weeks and may be discontinued with drugs like nicotine patches, psychological dependence may continue for many years, and nicotine replacement will not be help.1
It is important to consider the psychological reasons why you smoke, so you can find the help you need to cope emotionally when you try to quit smoking. If you feel stressed, that are worried about gaining weight because of the care, or just feel that there is a big problem (for example, problems at work or in your relationship), you are more likely to go well, if you talk to your doctor and get support to address these issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of counseling, which can be useful, it can help you to understand addiction and the withdrawal process, to determine the smoke signals, cope with mood changes that affect you when you exit, as well as develop strategies to solve problems that can help you in your quit attempt.6
A good look around you can also help you determine smoking signals. If your apartment or your friends smoke ashtray is always there with your cup of coffee, then it is likely that other people smoke or drink a cup of coffee to send to keep quiet, “I need a cigarette” message to your brain.1 change in the environment is a good idea in these cases. Give up those things which are associated with cigarettes (whether it be coffee, beer after work or something else). Ask your friends and other people around you not to give you a cigarette, not even “just a puff”
Believe it or not, smoking is dangerous
There are many freely available reading materials you can use to educate yourself about the benefits of quitting (and danger continues to smoke). And it is well worth the education. People who do not know how dangerous smoking is, or underestimate the risks are less likely to quit smoking. You’ll also be less likely to quit if you’ve heard about the risks, but I think they are exaggerated, or somehow do not apply to you.1 believe it or not, smoking is dangerous.
Reading can also help you understand how difficult it can be caring. This is a classic case of “no pain, no gain, the health benefits of quitting is enormous, but you will not understand them, without making hard yards. It will not be easy, so be realistic about the problems you encounter when to quit, not to miss, when all this feeling too difficult.1
Replace old habits with new
A good dose of exercise can help you quit smoking, but even if it does not, you will keep your body healthy and helps maintain a healthy weight.12 This can help you overcome habits that make you continue to smoke and to evaluate the smoke-free life even more, because you will notice improved fitness.1 If exercise is not on the list of things that you need to do to pamper yourself and find other ways to pamper yourself when you feel like going back to smoking. With all the money you save you’re probably a little more to throw out.3
But remember that your motivation to quit is the most important, without it the best medicine, best friend or support professional satisfaction is unlikely to make an attempt to throw successful.13
Only one is one too many
If you find the motivation and threw his cigarette to remember that the problems of quitting smoking are just beginning. Resist the temptation to have just one cigarette. Most people take up smoking again after his return in a few puffs or one cigarette.1 having to say no, “only one” is one of the most important aspects of quitting.3
If you find yourself thinking you can have “one”, remember how hard it was to quit smoking. Once you said goodbye to the physical craving, usually within a few days or weeks, the need to smoke is really all in your mind. But you can become physically addicted to nicotine again, even after one cigarette. Remembering that it was impossible to have “only one” while you were addicted can be a welcome reminder that it’s not good to be “one” cigarette, now that you have quit.
Quitting smoking is difficult; there is no ‘butts’ about it. As more and more difficult, may not be perfect the first try out. But overcoming the problem will bring rewards. If you miss, do not see it as the end of the road. The output may have more you try, the more chances you have to go out and enjoy the benefits. Your body will be healthy and your mind is satisfied with knowing that you are unable to say “no” to cigarettes.