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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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Smart Strategies for Safeguarding Your Health

Smart Strategies for Safeguarding Your Health

Your health is something that is infinitely valuable. In fact, without good health, it can be tough to achieve and experience what we aim to in life. To that end, your health and wellbeing is something that is worth taking care of, a topic that you can find more about in my post below.

 

Do watch what you consume.

 

Whether its food stuffed with trans fats, alcohol, sugar or even the toxic chemicals in cigarettes, the stuff that we put in our body can directly affect our health. What this means is the better you can eat and drink, the more you will be doing to safeguard your wellbeing in the long run.

 

Of course, most people think that means they have to immediately stop eating or drinking anything that tastes good and revamp their entire diet and way of life. However, unless you are in a position where such a change is necessary for your immediate health, it can actually be better to start small and work your way up to the more significant reforms.

 

For example, instead of quitting smoking cold turkey, you may want to reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke in a day and replace them with nicotine lozenges instead. Alternatively, why not swap out buying family bags of chips with the individual sized packets so you can keep a better track of what you are consuming within a day and so improve your health in a gradual way.

 

Do access any medical benefits you are entitled to.

 

Also, remember that when it comes to your health, you do not have to do all the work alone. In fact, there are many organizations that are there to help you get the assistance, diagnosis, and the treatment that you need.

 

Of course, for many people access to such organizations can be limited, especially if they don’t have the money to invest in private health insurance. That is why it is essential to claim any medical benefits and assistance that you are entitled to. What this means is that you need to look at Medicaid enrollment, as well as any free clinics in your area. If you want to safeguard your health in the long run, that is?

 

Don’t forget that even a little movement can be beneficial.

 

We all know by now that moving our bodies is good for us, and it is obviously ideal to be doing at least 30 minutes of physical exercise each and every day. Either in the form of walking, running, playing sports or working out at the gym.

After all, with many of us spent the whole day behind a screen and then chill out but sitting in front of the TV at night, even a small amount of physical movement can do our health a lot of good.

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