Cold turkey, stop smoking classes, nicotine replacements – people have been trying to help these smokers quit their habit and change their lifestyles. But are these alternative solutions really effective? Do they even work at all? These regimens may all seem relative to many because success can be defined by thousands of standards.
In the real setting, these quit smoking programs are considered to have minimal effect on the people that signed up for them. In another perspective though, it does not necessarily mean that they should be snubbed and not tried at all.
A smoker’s main mentor in order for them to quit their smoking habits is none other than themselves. Unless they tell themselves that they can do it and that they will stick to their regimen, nobody else can help them.
The success of any treatment depends on the person involved. There are those who say that smoking is an addiction and that it is a hard habit to break. But as said earlier, the smoker should be the one to decide whether or not they want to quit. Their confidence regarding this matter is the main stepping stone of the whole treatment.
Once they make a firm decision that they will commit themselves to quitting then they won’t have such a hard time when the program starts. The main ingredient of cigarettes is nicotine which is a chemical that elevates the person’s mood, lessens the user’s anxiety and makes the person more alert. But like every abused substance, too much would cause the user’s bodily functions to be altered.
If addiction occurs, quitting will be a problem and withdrawal symptoms will occur. Their brain would crave for nicotine and cause irritability, which will make their focus of concentration hard to establish. This is why a smoker’s firm resolve to quit is essential in any program that they enlist in.
There are a lot of groups and courses of treatment that would help a smoker to quit. Some may cost you nothing at all while some will squeeze your wallet dry. Expensive programs do not assure total renouncement of the smoking habit. It depends on the smoker and if the treatment plan is well suited for them.
Always check out the program before signing up for it to get the most of your time and money. Ask yourself if you see it being beneficial to you and if the programs will suit you well. Check for the staff’s credentials to determine if they are well trained and qualified.
Just remember that if you see a program promising you everything that you wanted to hear and you think that it is too good to be true, then it probably is… search for another program.
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.