How to Stop Smoking

Maybe its that time of year, around New Year’s Eve or maybe its coming up on summertime or maybe even one of your kid’s or your grandkid’s birthdays. No matter, any time of the year is a good time to quit. The question most people ask themselves though is usually something along the lines of “How to stop smoking?”

Or more precisely, how can I stop smoking when I like it so much, it feels so good in a particularly weird kind of way and I have smoked for so long that I don’t know how to stop?

Those are all valid points and anybody that tells you that they are not valid is full of it. Either they have never had an addiction to cigarettes that they tried to kick or they were one of those people who were lucky enough to just be able to stop cold, and not suffer any ill effects from doing that. Doesn’t matter about them though, all that really counts for you is how you are going to quit.

Many people swear by patches and gum and quite smoking tablets, but the truth is, that those things are just crutches. They enable you to keep going and going and never really have to deal with the consequences of keeping your habit. It isn’t simply that smoking is bad for you; it’s that the chemicals and substances found in cigarettes are also bad for you.

It’s not the 1950′s anymore and you are not going to find doctors or famous movie actors making commercials about the benefits of smoking cigarettes. Nowadays, if somebody famous has a smoking habit, you are much more likely to find them hiding it rather than smoking in public.

People use a variety of methods to stop smoking successfully. There are any number of things like electronic cigarettes that are supposed to wean you off the cigarettes so that you eventually stop smoking altogether.

Maybe those e-cigarettes work and maybe they don’t, but for sure, they still deliver you a super potent dose of nicotine. And nicotine is one of the things that gets you addicted and makes it wicked hard to stop smoking. Lots of folks say that when they use an e-cig that they are not really smoking, and that is true.

They have “stopped smoking”, and if that was their only goal, they have certainly achieved. But to get off the need for the nicotine itself, perhaps something like taking a medication that makes you nauseous would work better for you.

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