Tips To Quit Smoking,-The Reason
Tobacco kills 5 million people every year worldwide, this is more than car accidents, homicide, AIDS, drugs, alcohol, and other causes of death when combined.
What to do?
We do not say that this is easy, it will not easy if without any effort. Try the suggestions below from Dr. Linda Hyder Ferry, assistant professor in Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and make this year the first smoke-free year.
- Change your attitude. Tell yourself that you can learn to live without tobacco. Focus on what you will get (energy, freedom, better health, less pain) than what you give (chance to die young, hiy). Instead of saying, “I quit smoking,” say, “I want to free myself from cigarettes.
- Seek professional help. Talk to your doctor about the treatment that is most appropriate for you. One of the studies from the National Institutes of Health found that when people use nicotine patches for 2 weeks instead of the eight-week standard, they feel smoke-free and make it easy for them to stop again if they forget,
- Consult with a smoking cessation counselor or join a support group in certain clinics Find someone you can contact if a strong urge to smoke arises, someone who can remind you of your goals and can support without criticism
- Change your environment, make your home, car and workspace a non-smoking area, and make sure you have something to do on the spot Besides smoking, if you need to hold something in your hand instead of r ok, you might try holding cinnamon sticks or pencils, or pens.
- If you want to taste cigarettes in your mouth, drink cold water with a straw. This method will also stimulate chemicals in the brain that produce dopamine, as does nicotine.|
- If you think this daily activity does not count, consider this: in the 24 hours after the last cigarette, your risk of having a heart attack drops by 50 percent. It might not feel like you’ve made progress, but look at what you have accomplished in one day! After you stop smoking, your body will look better – your skin is smoother and radiant, your hair is softer and shinier. And, of course, your body will smell better. You may have blunted your sense of smell and taste, but once you are truly free, you will enjoy the sensation.