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The Secrets Of The Smoking Quitters

The Secrets Of The Smoking Quitters

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Everyone – even those who have never smoked – is aware that quitting smoking is a difficult task. In fact, the difficulties are so well-known, characters making an attempt are often featured as a plotline on TV shows and in movies, such is the universal understanding of just how challenging an undertaking quitting for good can be.

Yet somehow, thousands of people a year manage to say goodbye to cigarettes for good. If you currently are, or know someone who is, a smoker, you may have wondered why some people manage to quit while others are more likely to flounder. While it’s true that every smoker’s quitting story is somewhat unique, there are a few uniting factors behind the successful “I quit” stories…

Successful quitters… understand the process is going to be tough

One of the dominant stereotypes of any addictive behavior is the individual’s belief that they can “quit anytime they want”. Despite the common acceptance that quitting smoking is tough, some smokers start their quitting attempt with the belief that they will be the exception to the rule. This belief then doubles-down the difficulty of quitting; they experience the effects of nicotine withdrawal, and they are particularly disappointed or even surprised by them, which makes relapse more likely. Successful quitters, on the other hand, know that quitting is going to be difficult, so they’re more able to adapt when they encounter a few bumps in the road.

Successful quitters… don’t go it alone

Quitting smoking “cold turkey” – i.e. stopping abruptly and without any kind of nicotine replacement – is rarely successful. While some people do respond well to a clean break, most smokers need a tapering off of their nicotine consumption. From vaping to standard nicotine patches, there are plenty of smoking alternatives that are well worth exploring.

Successful quitters… focus on the cost benefits

Smoking is an expensive habit, and successful quitters often keep a running tally of the amount they have saved through quitting smoking. These savings can be substantial even when factoring in the costs of nicotine replacements, given it’s relatively easy for vapers to find affordable premium e juice, while patches can be bought in bulk to maximize the savings. As a result, you may find it useful to track your savings, with the total figure not spent on cigarettes capable of boosting your spirits and willpower on the tougher days.

Successful quitters… know quitting isn’t just about nicotine

In a world where vaping and nicotine replacement therapies can help to reduce cravings almost entirely, it seems that quitting should be relatively simple. However, successful quitters know that smoking isn’t just about nicotine. Smoking is almost a lifestyle, a way of living, an influencing factor that shapes a person’s day-to-day life. Without smoking, many smokers struggle; there’s no cigarette break to look forward to, no daily trip to the store to purchase more cigarettes, no obvious way to relax after a long day of work. Successful quitters understand these lifestyle changes can be as – if not more – significant than nicotine withdrawal itself; as a result, they’ll look to keep themselves busy, often taking up new hobbies to fill the time until they adjust to a cigarette-free way of being.

In conclusion
Quitting smoking is undeniably challenging but, by keeping the secrets of the successful quitters in mind, you should be able to find your way to a cigarette-free future. Good luck.


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Boost Your Health By Making These Small Changes 

Boost Your Health By Making These Small Changes

Our health is vitally important to us, but there are some things we do each day without even realising that could be hindering our health in some way. It may only be a small thing, but over a longer period, some of the things we do, eat or drink can have an adverse effect on our health. Of course, we all have to live a little and enjoy treats and life, but at the same time perhaps changing the way we do things or our habits would improve our health overall and make us ultimately feel much better. So I thought I would share with you some of the smaller changes you could make that could end up having a big impact on your health.

Give up smoking

Smoking is one of those things that can become a habit very quickly. Many people who smoke may have just started on a whim years ago and now feel like it is more of a comfort to them and find it difficult to stop. But I’m sure some of us are aware that smoking can cause damage to our health in the long term. So taking this habit and ditching it for good could be one of the best health decisions you make. Of course, it’s a decision only you can make yourself.

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Embrace sobriety

Drinking alcohol for some can be something you do socially when you are out of the house on a night out. Some will drink quite a bit, and others won’t tolerate too much. But there are some people that could be drinking everyday of the week, perhaps in small or larger quantities. But excessive alcohol can cause damage to our health, and it’s important to understand whether you are drinking too much. Some people really embrace sobriety and others choose to give up midweek drinking, whatever you choose there is plenty of resources available on how to stop drinking that could be life changing.

Increase the amount of water you drink

Water is an excellent resource to boosting your health and wellbeing. Not only can it help rid your body of bad toxins naturally, but it can also improve your mood and energy levels. It can be hard to get into the habit of drinking more water, especially when we have so many options of carbonated and squash drinks. But water is a great way to feel better on the inside, and it can also show on the outside by improving your skin tone and condition.

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Cut sugar from your diet completely

Sugar is in most foods these days. You may think it’s as simple as not eating biscuits and chocolates, but you will find sugar in ready meals, in yoghurt and natural sugars in fruit. But sugar can be bad for your health and our teeth, and it is something we can become addicted to without even realising. If you can, try and cut sugar from your diet or at least in the foods you are aware of it in and see how you feel after a few weeks.

I hope this has inspired you to make some small changes that could have a big impact on your health.

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