5 Things that Sabotage Your Quit Smoking Plan

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

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Forget about the hype. Quitting smoking is not difficult. It is only hard when you think that it is. But there are a few things that could get in your quit smoking plan and hinder you from eliminating cigarettes from your life. Here they are:

Stress

You decide to quit at a stressful time in your life – such as a relationship breakup, a job loss or a major life change – there’s a small possibility that you will succeed. You might have a better luck when you’re at a point in your life when you are happy and at peace.

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Patches, gums and other cigarette substitutes

Here’s the thing – nicotine will be out of your body within 72 hours after you quit smoking. So why would you put it back by using nicotine patches, gums, inhalers and other nicotine-containing products? You were not born a smoker so there’s no reason why you wouldn’t be able to detach yourself from cigarettes. And don’t think e-cigarettes will help you quit. The oral fixation is just a myth which has already been debunked by scientists. What’s more, these smoking devices also contain nicotine and other compounds that are harmful to your body.


Cutting down

If you want to quit, quit for good. According to experts, there is no safe level of cigarette smoke, so simply quitting down is no use. Either smoke or don’t smoke at all. Sooner or later, you may just find yourself going back to your old tobacco consumption habits.

DID YOU KNOW?

Don’t over consider things when you make you quit smoking plan. Remember, quitting is no big deal. If others have made it, so can you! Once you have finally eliminated cigarettes from your life, you can expect to experience a significant improvement in your health, and most of all, in the quality of your life.

Keeping a journal


If you’re like most people who are attempting to quit smoking, you must have been confronted with so many worries – what if I relapse? What if I experience cravings? What if the withdrawal symptoms are too hard to bear? Don’t over think and stop bombarding your mind with worries. Quitting smoking is no big deal. It is as natural as breathing. That only gives cigarettes the power they don’t deserve.

Partying

Social gatherings have strong association with smoking. In most cases, parties are incomplete without alcohol drinks and beverages. It’s a good idea to avoid going to occasions like this, especially during your first weeks of quitting.


If you stay away from these five, there’s a very big chance that you can quit smoking successfully on your first try. Hope you can consider these things when you make you quit smoking plan. Remember, quitting is not hard and it’s no big deal. If others have made it, so can you! Once you have finally eliminated cigarettes from your life, you can expect to experience a significant improvement in your health, and most of all, in the quality of your life.


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