TOP TIPS on HOW TO STOP Smoking?
Reduce your consumption of cigarettes and consider using Hypnosis:
- Smoke fewer cigarettes than the day before
Each day smoke two or three cigarettes less than the day before. For example, if generally, you smoke 20 cigarettes each day, tomorrow try to smoke 17, the day after tomorrow 15, and so on.
IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BRAND OF CIGARETTES,
YOU WILL SMOKE EVEN LESS AND THEY WILL NOT TASTE AS NICE AS YOUR BRAND!
If you get the desire to smoke, wait five minutes before lighting a cigarette as time goes by, the desire to smoke lessens gradually as the craving passes.
- Set a Date to Quit Smoking be it “Cold Turkey” or make your life easy and consider Hypnosis to stop smoking easily!
Decide to set a date to quit smoking cigarettes completely.
- Keep your mouth and your hands busy
For example, put something in your mouth like a toothpick or breath mints or carrots and keep your hands busy with a pencil or a coin.
- Do not smoke in your favourite places
Stop smoking in your favourite places and do not smoke in the same place for more than 4 or 5 days, because all you’re doing is compounding a desire through repetition and association.
- Do not smoke in your home
Decide not to smoke inside of your home. If you feel a desire to smoke while you are at home, go out to the street or to the garden before lighting the cigarette.
- Do not go to places where there are many smokers
Keep away from places where there are many smokers such as smoking huts beside bars.
Have several prepared responses or excuses for when you are offered a cigarette
For example, say:
“Thanks, but I don’t want to smoke.”
“I am trying to quit smoking.”
“Smoking is harmful to me.”
“My throat hurts.”
“Thanks, but I don’t smoke anymore.”
- Talk to persons who have quit smoking
Ask your friends who have quit smoking how they did it and ask them to help you to quit smoking.
Awareness on the effects of cigarettes:
Be aware of the bad physical effects produced by the cigarette
Every time that you smoke a cigarette, be aware of the burning in your throat and eyes and the irritation of your lungs. Smoking is not as pleasurable as you might think.
Collect the cigarette butts in a bottle
In a bottle place all the cigarettes and cigarette butts, you can find. Add water and cover it. Every time you have a desire to smoke, look at the bottle and open it so you can smell the bad odour of the cigarette poisons.
Remember how the cigarette affects your health
If you have desires to smoke, remember the adverse effects that the cigarette has on your health.