Now that you are a nonsmoker, you need to actively review your plans for coping with temptations. Look back at the temptations you identified and the plans you had for coping with them. Which ones have you tried so far? Which ones have worked and which ones have not worked as well as you expected?
Based on your results so far, you want to revise your list. Concentrate on things that helped you stay off cigarettes.
Now think of two or three situations coming up this week that may make you want to smoke. Then think of two or three things you could instead of smoking. Continue reading
Before discussing this possibility is it important to remember: YOU MUST QUIT SMOKING ENTIRELY BEFORE STARTING TO USE ANY NICOTINE REPLACEMENT PRODUCT.
If you feel that you are severely addicted to cigarettes, you may wish to consider using a nicotine substitute product: Continue reading
Smoking is a major health hazard. There is now an exhaustive body of evidence—including hundreds of epidemiological, experimental, pathological, and clinical studies—to demonstrate that smoking increases the smoker’s risk of death and illness from a wide variety of diseases. The U.S. Surgeon General has called cigarette smoking “the chief preventable cause of death in our society.” The National Institute on Drug Abuse has estimated that in the U.S. alone, smoking is responsible for approximately 350,000 deaths per year.
Most smokers accept the fact that smoking is harmful, but many think of this risk as something like a game of roulette: They believe that each cigarette they smoke is like placing a bet. The “prize” is a heart attack, lung cancer, or some other disease. If your “number’ comes up, you’ve had it, but if you are “lucky” and your number never comes up, you may avoid the hazardous effects of smoking altogether and live to a ripe old age totally unaffected by your smoking habit. Continue reading
As you’re going through the quitting process, you may have got on your bathroom scales and noticed that you’ve gained some weight. Many ex-smokers do gain weight after quitting. In fact, concern about weight gain is a real hurdle for most people. It’s the reason many smokers are afraid to quit. And when smokers do quit, if they gain weight, they often go back to smoking to lose weight.
Of course, this is an unrealistic concern for most smokers. The degree of weight gain is relatively small in most cases. To reach the same health risk as smoking one pack of cigarette per day, the average smoker would have to be roughly 125 pounds overweight!
Why Ex-Smokers Gain Weight Continue reading
It is not the end of the world. Many people slip up and have a cigarette once or twice, but quickly get back on track. So if you do slip, it doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. If you get down on yourself, you aren’t giving yourself a chance. So give yourself a break – learn to forgive yourself. If you get down on yourself, you aren’t giving yourself a chance.
If you really look at it, quitting is a process and backsliding is just part of this whole process. Just make sure you find out what went wrong that you picked up a cigarette – and next time you’ll do better. Continue reading
It’s important to remember that smoking is both a habit and an addiction. There are many times when you tell yourself you’re going to have a cigarette, but often, the smoking you do is just out of habit.
Habits are affected by your environment. Something you see or do in your daily life (a cue or a trigger) gets them going. Triggers are the stimuli associated with smoking. Continue reading
Studies suggest that everyone can quit smoking. Your situation or condition can give you a special reason to quit:
*Pregnant women/new mothers: By quitting, you protect your baby’s health and your own.
*Hospitalized patients: By quitting, you reduce health problems and help healing.
*Heart attack patients: By quitting, you reduce your risk of a second heart attack.
*Lung, head, and neck cancer patients: By quitting, you reduce your chances of a second cancer.
*Parents of children and adolescents: By quitting, you protect your children and adolescents from illnesses caused by second-hand smoke. Continue reading
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you will ever do. Here’s why:
– You will live longer and live better.
– Quitting will lower your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or cancer.
– If you are pregnant, quitting smoking will improve your chances of having a healthy baby.
– The people you live with, especially your children, will be healthier.
– You will have extra money to spend on things other than cigarettes.
A QUICK QUITTING PROGRAM
Studies have shown that these five steps will help you quit, and quit for good, and you have the best chances if you use them together: Continue reading
THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD YOU CAN DO
You can learn to replace cigarettes with other things that give you positive feelings. You can learn to relax and clear your mind in far more productive ways than smoking. Finding replacements for your addictions is easily done with a little bit of effort.
FIGURING OUT HOW YOUR ADDICTION WORKS?
Here are five ways to learn what you are addicted to and then to combat your addiction: Continue reading
Just like the UK buses, you wait around a long time and then they arrive collectivelyat the same time. Nowadays we have had not 1 but 2 reports about cancer tumor loss of life levels in the United Kingdom – first from a global point of view and secondpay attention to gendes(males and females).
In the research of almost 20,000 people from 6 high-income nations, Britain stood outside as obtaining decreased cancer tumor successmedical levels (ref 1). Significantly, individuals surveyed in Britain understood equally as much as people in Australia, North America, Denmark, Norway as well as Sweden about the earlier symptoms of cancer tumor, however were additional cautious to get them examined by a medical doctor. Rumors in the mass media about the reason why this is actually the event has been rife – is it the particular ‘wartime mentality’ of firm upper lip? Is it a problem about losing the GP’s time? Certainly that ought to be for the general practitioner to make the decision. Continue reading