Tried and tested ways to stop smoking for good

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The highly-addictive nature of smoking means that quitting is easier said than done.

In fact, you probably know a ton of people who have tried and failed a number of times – you may even be a smoker yourself and be unable to kick the habit once and for all.

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The very subject of quitting smoking is very apt this month as some health authorities have renamed October as Stoptober in the hope of getting smokers to try and stop, initially for 28 days.

Do you fancy stubbing out cigarettes for good from your life? Then read on!

Take every day at a time

Stopping quitting overnight may in theory be the best way to stop smoking, but the shock to your system and instant withdraw symptoms that follow could mean you’re more likely to spark up again, so try and ease yourself off them gradually.

Try and set daily, weekly and monthly targets to slowly phase cigarettes out of your life. Give healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes a go, such as e cigarettes, which are available from sites like Ecigarettedirect.co.uk.

View quitting smoking as a long-term project with long-term gains.

Seek support to stay on the straight and narrow

The saying ‘no man is an island’ rings true when it comes to stopping smoking. The chances are that you’ll need as much help and support as possible, whether it’s from friends and family or from health authorities.

Make a point of telling the people in your life that you’re quitting so they can give you guidance and make sure you don’t get tempted to slip back into old habits.

Are you on Twitter? If so, follow the Stoptober Twitter account as they are posted plenty of motivational tweets to keep you going.

Find a new – healthier! – vice

Replace the addiction to smoking with a new hobby that you can spend more time doing – maybe exercise.

The health benefits of stopping smoking are well known, so why not get down the gym more regularly now just to make yourself feel even better about the life-changing decision to quit.

Quitting is a big lifestyle change that can make a big difference to your quality of life.


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11 thoughts on “Tried and tested ways to stop smoking for good

  1. I’m not a smoker but I know it’s tough to quit especially if that individual’s been smoking for a long time already. It takes a lot of determination to be able to succeed.

  2. I know how hard it is to quit smoking. That’s why electronic cigar would be a better option for smokers.

  3. Agree.. Really, many people find it very hard to quit smoking. Good thing there are such products like e cigarettes that help smokers quit their vice.

  4. Quitting smoking can be really difficult. It really depends on the motivation of the smoker and the support of their family and friends. It’s good to know that there are support groups and brands that helps motivate those who would want to stop smoking.

  5. Will save this on my iOS offline reader and let my dad read this. He doesn’t even try to quit and it’s hard for us his family esp since my son is asthmatic, It’s really hard especially I always have to ask him to smoke far from the house

  6. This is life changing but at least for good and for the betterment of those who are around you 🙂 I hate smoking!

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