Quitting is tough- especially when it comes to giving something up that you like or that gives a certain kind of high nothing else could ever give you.
According to studies, teenagers and adults who smoke, find it difficult to give up on it because it gives them a channel to relieve stress.
Studies reveal that nicotine is addictive- both physically and psychologically. If you consume or intake nicotine, what happens is that it enters your bloodstream in a matter of 10-15 seconds. This in turn helps the brain release adrenaline. This gives you a certain kind of high…. Today’s blog will be a short brief as to how to give up smoking (if you really want to)
Before we begin, let’s understand that any habit is hard to break. Those willing to make a change need to have the urge to change.
I’ve been in talks with a couple of former chain-smokers. They said they first started out with nicotine gums. These taste like cigarettes but aren’t as harmful as the real thing.
If you suddenly stop taking it, you will have withdrawal symptoms, ad believe me that will be a very tough stage in your life. You need to either go out with friend who don’t smoke, make plans with people that doesn’t involve anything hazardous to your health and hit the gym to de-stress.
Many people in the US opt for hypnotherapy which is very effective but expensive. If you have the cash for it then I would definitely recommend hypnotherapy but if you can’t afford it, you will have to start out with nicotine gums then slowly make way to a healthy lifestyle.
It helps going out for movies and swimming or listening to music. You will always have an urge to pick up a cigarette and smoke but if your self control is strong enough then there’s nothing that can stop you.