Anybody know how to quit smoking?
Topic: Anybody know how to quit smoking?
May 27, 2019 / By Dave Question:
No, I'm not on fire and apparently don't have the will power as I am physically addicted! No, this didn't come from the Fed's new nicotine power but something I want to do. Your help would be appreciated!
Best Answers: Anybody know how to quit smoking?
Ballard | 5 days ago
Kicking the habit and stopping smoking is extremely difficult and requires willpower, determination and support. Once you have made the decision that you want to stop smoking, there are various treatment options available to assist you such as:
* Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) which is available over-the-counter or by prescription in the form of nicotine patches, gum, microtabs, lozenges, inhaler, nasal spray or inhalators
* Prescription medication such as Zyban and Champix which are variations of antidepressant drugs prescribed to help people stop smoking
* Laser therapy treatment
Natural and holistic treatments can also lessen the urge to smoke and help you to restore balance in your body. Treatments like herbal and homeopathic remedies are safe and effective to use. They contain a combination of ingredients such as Avena sativa, Garcinia cambogia and Gotu Cola (Centella asiatica) to reduce nicotine cravings and balance the mood.
Know it's hard, but consider the benefits of stopping smoking!
* Immediate health benefits for men and women and increased life span
* Decreased risk of lung and other cancer, heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and bronchitis
* Women who stop smoking before pregnancy or during the first 3 to 4 months of pregnancy reduce their risk of having a low birth weight baby to that of women who have never smoked.
* Increased energy levels and improved fitness
* Better looking skin and less wrinkles
* Whiter teeth and fewer dental problems
* A better sense of taste
* Saving money that you would have spent on cigarettes
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Originally Answered: ever since my dad quit smoking?
It will take your dad's immune system to rebuild itself. Your dad needs to continue to eat healthy, excercise and take his vitamins, drink lots fluids.
I quit by resigning myself to never buying another pack of cigarettes. I was able to bum some off of friends when I was going crazy, or out at a bar. As long as I didn't have a pack always by my side it wasn't so hard to quit. I never said that I will never have another smoke as long as I live, but I went from a pack a day down to about 2 or 3 cigarettes a year. It won't happen over night but it does get easier
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actually your already aware.. will power is often useless, when facing addictions.. and nicotine is truly addictive.. i smoked for over 40 years.. the last 5 or so i was constantly trying to quit!!.. i tried the nicotine Replacement products.. pharmaceuticals.. cold turkey..and had little recovery..
the good news is that by not giving up i did in fact, find a way that worked for me..i have found that the fellowship, and caring of a support group were instrumental in my recovery..
i attend nicotine anonymous meetings both locally and online.. online voice meetings are as close as your computer, you are welcome to attend while planning a quit.. smoking or not!!
Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.
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Originally Answered: What are some good ways to quit smoking?
Due to the unpleasantness of the withdrawal symptoms, many people who try to quit smoking end up replacing the cigarettes with some other type of addiction. This may be an addiction to prescription medication, such as sleeping tablets or tranquilizers, or an addiction to food. While you will definitely experience the health benefits of giving up nicotine, no one wants to replace one addiction with another!
A healthy diet, adequate exercise as well as natural and holistic treatments such as acupuncture, massage and herbal and homeopathic remedies can also help the smoker overcome nicotine addiction. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are a safe and effective means to reduce nicotine cravings (without giving you more nicotine) and will also help to prevent weight gain and alleviate anxiety and irritability. Basically, natural and holistic treatments not only lessen the urge to smoke, but also help you to restore balance in your body.
There are a number of ingredients such as Avena sativa, Garcinia cambogia and Gotu Cola (Centella asiatica) which will help to address the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. They reduce nicotine cravings and balance the mood.
Some other useful tips to make your quest more successful:
Join a gym and start exercising at least three times a week
Spend more time with non-smokers and you will find yourself not wanting to smoke quite as much
Involve yourself in other activities such as painting, scrap booking, playing golf, building puzzles, swimming, or writing poetry.
During stressful situations when you really need to blow off steam, squeeze a stress ball, have a work-out at the gym, go running, listen to loud music or phone a friend who can offer support