If you are reading this, you have likely tried to quit smoking before. You might have even succeeded in quitting for short periods of time only to go back to your old ways. But I am here today to tell you that there are many more ways that we have been given credit for and that quitting smoking can be done!
Quit smoking with a clear smoking cessation plan.
Make a plan to help you deal with cravings. You can use this as your quit day, week, or month. It could be something as simple as saying “today is my first day without cigarettes” and using that date for reference in the future. If it is easier for you, set up an app on your phone (such as “Quit Smoking” by Life Apps) so that each time there is a craving or urge to smoke—or even if it comes up just thinking about smoking—you can easily remind yourself of why quitting is important!
The next step is setting a specific date by which time I want all my cigarettes gone from my life forever! This will help me stay focused on getting through these tough times while also giving myself an end goal in mind so that I don’t lose hope along the way.
Make a commitment to stop smoking.
Whether you are just starting to think about quitting or you have been smoking for a long time and want to make a change, it is important to set a quit date. This gives you an objective deadline that helps keep your commitment strong. It also takes the pressure off of yourself by helping motivate you to stay on track with your plan—and if it does not work out as planned, at least there won’t be any feelings of guilt or shame associated with having failed at something so important in life!
Embrace your support system.
If you are feeling that it is not too late to quit, then you may want to consider reaching out for some help. Here are some ways that you can get support:
- Family and friends. Having an understanding support system is one of the most effective tools in helping someone kick their smoking habit. You might even consider joining a support group or finding an online forum where people talk about their experiences quitting cigarettes and how they did it. This can be very helpful as it gives them an opportunity to share their thoughts with others who also want to quit smoking but aren’t sure where or how yet.
- A smoking cessation program (like patches). There are many different types of programs available today including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) like gum and lozenges; acupuncture; exercise DVDs; hypnosis sessions; etcetera…
Each one has its own pros and cons so before deciding which ones work best for YOU there are several things worth considering first: How long do I need? How often do I need these treatments? Do I want something natural or artificial – there is no right answer here 😉 Are there any side effects that might prevent me from continuing treatment successfully later down the road if necessary?
Surround yourself with good company when you are trying to quit.
You should also consider social support. It is important to surround yourself with good company when you are trying to quit smoking. This can include friends, family members and even a therapist or counselor who will help guide you through the process of quitting. There are many clinics that have special smoking cessation plans in place like ACPN which has the best smoking cessation treatment in Abu Dhabi. The professionals at ACPN will help you choose the best plan or program to help you quit smoking so that there is no relapse in the future.
Avoid people who smoke around you. If possible, avoid social situations where there are people who smoke around you—this includes bars, restaurants and workplaces (unless it’s an enclosed area). If someone offers cigarettes or other tobacco products during these types of events, politely decline their offer and move on to another part of the party/event if possible.
Avoid people who pressure or try to talk you into smoking again after quitting.
Avoid those that make negative comments about smokers in general – this includes coworkers at work as well as family members
Be aware of the triggers that make you want to smoke.
If you are determined to quit smoking, it is important to be aware of the triggers that make you want to smoke. When I was smoking, I would often find myself walking around aimlessly or just sitting on my bed with no particular purpose. These situations were stressful and made me feel bored and restless—and this was when my desire for cigarettes grew stronger!
If you are unable to avoid these situations altogether, try doing something else instead—whether it is listening to music while reading a book or going for a walk outside. It will help reduce stress levels and give yourself time for thought so that when things get overwhelming again (which they will), there will be less pressure on yourself mentally than before having chosen not only not to smoke but also to find other ways of calming down instead!
Don’t give up too quickly.
Don’t be too hard on the people who love you, and most importantly, don’t be too hard on yourself! If quitting is painful for you, it will also be painful for your loved ones as well. Don’t feel guilty about wanting to quit smoking—that is natural!
But know that there are plenty of ways to support one another through this difficult time: talk with friends or family members who have successfully kicked the habit; ask questions when someone else tries quitting; take advantage of free resources like apps (like my own “Get Help Now! Quit Smoking App”) that provide tips and advice while also allowing users to track their progress toward quitting.
Accept help when you need it.
If you are struggling with smoking, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You can talk to friends and family members about your concerns, or you can go to a doctor or therapist for advice on how best to quit smoking. Your employer may also be willing to work with you in creating a plan that will help you quit smoking. In addition, there are many support groups out there that are designed specifically for people who want to stop smoking but are not sure how exactly they should do it.
A successful cessation is about setting priorities and planning ahead.
So how do you quit smoking? It’s important to remember that quitting is a process, not an event. The first step is to set priorities and plan ahead. Here are some examples:
- Set up a routine where you go for a walk around your neighborhood every night at 7 p.m., even if it’s cold outside (you will feel better after all that exercise).
- Make sure you have enough money saved in case of emergencies like a car repair or medical bills—and keep this number handy so that if you do need more money there won’t be any delays in getting help when needed!
- If possible, join a gym membership with no extra fees after paying for gym equipment and classes first month/yearly dues upfront before joining; this way there won’t be any surprises later on down the road either way.
Quitting smoking is hard, but it does not have to be. You are not alone in your struggle and you can quit with the help of others who have been there before. The first step is to make a plan, which will help you avoid any potential pitfalls along the way.
Then it is important that you surround yourself with people who support your efforts and keep an open mind when it comes time to deal with cravings or triggers that might make quitting harder than expected. Finally, don’t give up too quickly—you may need more time than initially thought!