How to Quit Smoking?


STOP Smoking for Your Own Good-Action Wanted

Let us first gauge the after effects of the charm that is derived from Smoking:-

1. Smoking is a slow way to die. The strain put on body by smoking causes Emphysema, an illness that slowly rots your lungs.

2. Smokers have difficulty running and exercising. Smoking narrows blood vessels in the lungs, causing circulatory problems and heart attacks.Cough-Action Wanted

3. Smoking destroys vitamins, particularly Vitamin C and the Bs. Smoking has been related to brain damage and premature senility.

4. Smokers gets affected by PSORIASIS, a non-contagious inflammatory skin condition that leaves itchy, oozing red patches all over the body.

5. Smoking causes Lung CANCERS, CANCER of the oral, nasal and paranasal cavities, and CANCER of stomach, pancreas and kidney.

6. Because smoking decreases blood flow to the inner ear, smokers lose their hearing power earlier than non-smokers.

7. Smoking leads to early tooth decay. It interferes with the mouth chemistry, creating excess plaque and yellowing teeth.

8. Smoking causes EMPHYSEMA, a swelling and rupturing of lungs air sacs that reduces the lungs capacity to take in oxygen and expel CO2.

9. Cigarette smoke contains Carbon Monoxide. As a result, smokers’ bones lose density, fracture easily and take up to 80 percent longer to heal. Carbon monoxide also reduces flow of oxygen in lungs.Headache-Action Wanted

10. One cigarette increases blood pressure and heart beat rate. Also, blood flow to body end points is reduced giving numbness to fingers and toes.

11. Cigarette smoking lead to an increase in the oxidative stress in the eye lens which further accelerates the development of CATARACT.

12. Smoking increases the risk of Brain Hemorrhage or Stoke, and causes Bronchitis and pulmonary diseases.

13. Smoking hampers the circulation of blood in the legs causing ulcers, pain and the need for amputation. It also makes the Immune System weak.Tobacco Menace-Action Wanted

14. Smoking makes hair smelly and stained. The direct effects of smoking on hair also include slow hair growth, thinning and graying of hair.

15. Smoking causes fatty deposits to build up in the blood vessels, leaving them narrow or blocked. This leads to HEART Disease or Stroke.

16. Smoking narrows the airways and destroys the air sacs in the lungs. This makes breathing difficult and leads to chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

17. Smoking affects the digestive system. Smoking causes increased stomach acid secretion, leading to heartburn and ulcers.

18. There are more than 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette smoke. Some of them are also in wood varnish, DDT, nail polish remover and rat poison.

19. Toxic chemicals in smoke include:

  • Nicotine, a poison used in pesticides,
  • Cadmium, a toxic heavy metal used in batteries,
  • Hydrogen Cyanide used in chemical weapons,
  • Carbon Monoxide found in car exhaust.

20. Cigarette smoke contains TAR, a material used to make roads. On inhaling a cigarette, this TAR gets deposited in the smoker’s lungs and blocks blood vessels leading to heart attack.

21. Cigarette smoke contains Acetone, a fragrant volatile liquid ketone, used as a solvent, for example, nail polish remover.

22. Cigarette smoke contains Benzene, a petrol additive obtained from coal and petroleum. Benzene is associated with leukaemia.

23. Cigarette smoke contains Ammonia (toilet cleaner), found in dry cleaning fluids.

24. Cigarette smoke contains Formaldehyde – A colourless liquid, highly poisonous, used to preserve dead bodies. Known to cause CANCER.

So, if you want to die of CANCER, continue SMOKING. If you do not care about your family, continue SMOKING. If you want to die soon, then also SMOKE.

There are several methods to successfully quit smoking:-

METHOD 1: Give your mouth (or mind) something else to do instead of a cigarette.

METHOD 2: List all the reasons on why you want to quit. Every night before going to bed, repeat one of the reasons 10 times.

METHOD 3: Decide positively that you want to quit. Avoid all negative thoughts about how difficult it might be.Stop Smoking-Action Wanted

METHOD 4: Believe that you have the guts to quit. Think about some of the most difficult things you have done in your life. Just Believe in Yourself.

METHOD 5: Begin an exercise program. Exercise relieves stress and helps your body recover from years of damage from cigarettes.

METHOD 6: After dinner, instead of a cigarette, treat yourself to a cup of mint tea or a peppermint candy.

METHOD 7: Switch cigarette brands. Switch to a brand you find distasteful.

METHOD 8: Smoke only half of each cigarette. Each day, postpone the lighting of your first cigarette by 1 hour.

METHOD 9: Take paper and draw a line in the center. Above line write-all things you like about smoking and below line write your dislikes.

METHOD 10: Decide beforehand how many cigarettes you’ll smoke during the day. For each extra cigarette, give Rs. 100/- to charity.

METHOD 11: Instead of a cigarette break at work, play a game of solitaire on your computer.

METHOD 12: Plan how many cigarettes you will smoke each day until your quit date, making the number you smoke smaller each day.

METHOD 13: Give your cigarettes to someone else so that you have to ask for them each time you want to smoke.

METHOD 14: Drink lots of water. It will flush the NICOTINE and other chemicals out of your body plus it can help reduce cravings.

METHOD 15: Whenever you have a craving for cigarette, instead of lighting up, write down your feelings or whatever is in your mind.

METHOD 16: Decide you will only smoke during odd or even hours of the day.

METHOD 17: Don’t empty ashtray. This will remind you of how many cigarettes you’ve smoked each day. The smell is also unpleasant.

METHOD 18: Find another smoker who is trying to quit and help each other with positive words.

METHOD 19: Make yourself aware of each cigarette by using opposite hand or putting cigarettes in a different pocket to break automatic reach.

METHOD 20: Stop carrying cigarettes with you at home or at work. Make them difficult to get to.

METHOD 21: Instead of smoking after meals, get up from the table. Brush your teeth or go for a walk.

METHOD 22: Stand before the mirror in the morning and tell yourself that you won’t smoke today, and then don’t smoke.

METHOD 23: Collect all you cigarette butts in one large glass container as a visual reminder of the filth smoking represent.

METHOD 24: Change your normal routine. Take time to walk or even jog around the block or in the local park.

METHOD 25: Every time you want a cigarette, do Deep Breathing 3 times. Inhale air deeply and then, very slowly, exhale.

METHOD 26: Do your very best to stay away from alcohol, sugar and coffee, as these tend to stimulate desire for a cigarette.

METHOD 27: Silently repeating “I am a nonsmoker” will help you change your view of yourself. It seems silly but is useful.

METHOD 28: Stretch out your meals; eat slowly and wait a bit between bites.

METHOD 29: Pamper yourself. Join yoga class or Reiki. Get massage, take a long bath. Get yourself involved in a hobby.

METHOD 30: Find something you are passionate about such as art, music or literature to remove boredom or loneliness.

METHOD 31: Ask friends and family members not to smoke in your presence. Don’t be afraid to ask. This is important.

METHOD 32: Avoid fatty foods, as your metabolism will slow down a bit without the nicotine, and you may gain weight.

METHOD 33: Nibble on low calorie foods like celery, apples and carrots. Chew gum or suck on cinnamon sticks.

METHOD 34: Think of yourself as a non-smoker. Think of your clothes smelling nice instead of smoky. Think of fresh air.

METHOD 35: Ask for support from co-workers, friends and family members. Let them know you’re quitting. Try it and see change!

Fell in love with the idea of breathing clean air instead of smoky air.

Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vipul gupta
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 17:41:33

    offcourse not, each individual is responsible for his/her state.

    Reply

  2. Lola Spouse
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 17:47:18

    Woah, they’re many

    Reply

  3. Rupesh Malik
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 17:12:37

    I am sure that these steps will prove useful to all smokers who want to quit this habit…

    Reply

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