10 Tips to Quit Smoking

Smoking is not good for your health. Some people say every cigarette you smoke can take your life for one minute. Smoking cigarette also burns your money slowly.

Quitting smoking is not that easy, but it’s possible. Some reasons to quit smoking can be health, economic, you don’t want your kids to inhale poison, or just because you want to quit. You have your own reason to quit.

Here are some tips to quit smoking we would like to give you :

“Will” of quit smoking

As a person who wants to quit smoking, the first thing is you should have a will to quit smoking. Do it because you want to, don’t do it because of your friends or your family ask you to quit smoking. Self motivation is always the best in any situation.

Change your habits

Some people say cigarette is more enjoyable with a cup of coffee as a friend. If you really want to quit smoking, you need to change your habits. Coffee can be your trigger to smoke, because when you drink a cup of coffee sometimes you will feel you want to smoke a cigarette. So, switch it! You can switch coffee with a cup of tea.

If you have a habit to drink a bottle of beer while smoking, it can be worse for your health. You may change it with a glass of juice while reading a magazine. A glass of juice every day is healthy, isn’t it?

A study says coffee and alcohol make cigarettes taste better. Yes, it’s true. But coffee and alcohol are the triggers for smoking. So better switch it with something healthy.

Change your environment for a while

If every day you’re facing a smoker environment, sometimes you will feel want to smoke it too and it will ruin your plan. With changing your environment for a while will help you to quit smoking. At least until you don’t have that feeling anymore.

Don’t smoke every time

To quit smoking you have to reduce your amount of smoking. If you’re a “heavy-chain-smoker”, try to reduce it with smoke only 1 hour a cigarette. Next week try to reduce it to 2 hours a cigarette. A week after that, 3 hours a cigarette. And so on. And smoke only if you feel you really want to. A heavy-chain-smoker friend succeed to reduce 4 packs a day to 1 pack a day only in a month with this technique.

Don’t buy cigarette

It’s a easy technique but annoying for your friends. The concept is simple, you don’t have to buy cigarette at all but if you really want to smoke you can ask nicely to your friends for their cigarette. If you’re keep asking your friends cigarette, they will be annoyed for sure and ask you to buy a pack of cigarette for yourself. But in the end you don’t have to buy it because you realize this is a money wasting.

Try the electric cigarette

People tried to quit smoking instantly with suddenly stop the consumption of nicotine. No, that’s not good because your body needs to adapt with your nicotine consumption.

If you never heard about electric cigarette, we will give you some information about it. Electric cigarette of e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer that simulates the feeling of smoking. E-cigarettes have a heating element that atomizes a liquid solution or e-liquid. Some e-cigarettes have different flavor you can choose. So e-cigarettes can be a good choice to reduce your nicotine consumption day by day.

Quit smoking is not that easy, but with electric cigarette you may increase the chance to quit.

Use Medication

Some people use medication to quit smoking. You only need to go to doctor and ask for medication for it. The doctor will give some advices and pills. But if you don’t like to take a pill, you may choose another way. One of the doctor advice will be like tips number 8.

Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are healthy. Yes! By consuming fruits and vegetables, you will increase the chance to quit smoking.

The study, which included a thousand smokers who were age 25 and older, had the study participants answer surveys about their smoking habits and their fruit and vegetable intake. Then, they followed up with them 14 months later and asked them if they didn’t use tobacco over the past month. The data has shown that smokers tend to consume fewer fruits and vegetables than non smokers. It turns out that research has demonstrated that certain foods actually make the taste of cigarettes worse, especially milk, dairy products, and fruits and vegetables.

Remember “why you want to stop?”

Always remember why you want to quit smoking. Some people even write a list of a big paper and stick it on his bedroom wall. Or a motivating picture. So every time you open your eyes in the morning, you will always remember the reasons why you want to quit.

For example, if you want to quit smoking because you love your girl and want to save money to marry her, you can stick a big photo of your girlfriend and a text “marry me”. This is like your girlfriend ask you to marry her. Another example is you may stick an advertisement says “Smoking Kills” with all those annoying pictures.

Always keep trying and never give up

If you’re a heavy smoker who wants to quit smoking, sometimes it could be more difficult to quit. Don’t give up, you have to keep trying again, again, and again. Try to repeat all the tips we gave, we believe you can do it because it’s possible. Good luck!

Indra Yoga Adiarsa

A life traveler, he's traveling at the moment and have a dream to travel the world with every coin he earns from online jobs. A nature lover who loves to travel to new places, camping, and backpacking. A street musician who plays guitar for a pleasure. A trip organizer who helps people to travel to Indonesia. An online graphic designer who creates new colors and shapes from his imaginations.
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