Before looking into how to quit smoking, I would like to share one figure with you – 3 million. There are more than 3 million people who successfully quit smoking each year in the United States.
The purpose of listing these two figures here is to tell you that quitting smoking and stopping the effects of nicotine are not hard. 3 million smokers can do it. There is no good reason why you cannot. If you are looking to stopping smoking in an easy way, I am going to share some killer tips on quitting smoking naturally that will get you started.
1. Do not give up.
If you have tried to quit smoking cigarettes and failed before, there is nothing to worry about. All you need to do is to try again. The more you try the more successful experience you will gain. This will help you go further next time. Remember, it is never too late to quit. The only problem is that you are really determined to quit.
2. Strengthen your belief in quitting.
You must have good reasons to quit. Otherwise, your mind is not totally convinced about quitting. Without the support and cooperation of your mind, you will not go far on your way. It is recommended to make a list of all reasons why you should quit, including the advantages of quitting smoking and the disadvantages of continuing to smoke. The list should then be personalized until the reasons are tailored for your own situation.
3. Try methods out.
Now, that you have got your mind ready, the next step is to get your mind and body started by trying methods that you can find in book or online or through consulting with former smokers or smoking cessation experts.
The trial and errors route might be necessary before you find what is suitable for you because some of the approaches that are useful for others might not helpful to you.
For example, many people find that keep the ashtrays full are a way to cut down the number of cigarettes that one smokes per day. But I found that clean ashtray worked better for me because I would rather not make it dirty with ash again.
To summarize, as long as you persuade yourself to quit smoking and never give up until you find the one trigger that make you stop, you can and will quit smoking permanently. You will probably be one of the 3 million smokers that successfully stop smoking cigarettes this year wherever you are.
Sabyasachi Rakshit is involved in healthcare market research since 2010. He loves to write about various healthcare topics such as herbal medicines, alternative health etc.