Have you tried to QUIT smoking before?
Are you ready to STOP smoking and GIVE UP cigarettes for good?
This website will show you how to give up smoking and help
guide you through the process step by step.
Why It’s Hard To Quit Smoking
If you’ve ever tried to give up smoking and failed, you’re not alone. Thousands of people say they are going to quit… and stop for a brief period, before falling back into their old habit.
The problem is old habits die hard. Nicotine is addictive and giving up is often easier said than done. But, that’s no reason not to try. Millions of people have succeeded, so why can’t you?
We all know the dangers cigarettes pose to your health (and to those around you), so it is worth the effort… and YES you CAN give up smoking for good.
We’re here to give you some help and support… and to show you the best ways to quit smoking, and how to go about it.
The first steps to quitting
Congratulations, because by visiting this website you have already taken the first important step. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t want to at least try. So, that’s a good starting point.
Before you decide how best to tackle the problem, you need to be aware that, despite what others may tell you, there is no magic bullet.
To give up smoking will take some personal “will power”, so you need to be prepared for that. For a time you will feel a sense of loss, hunger for food, or experience some unwanted stress. That’s all part of giving up. So be STRONG and be mentally prepared to quit the tobacco habit once and for all! We can’t do it for you, but we can guide you through the process.
What are the best ways to give up smoking?
The thing is to keep an open mind and stay focused on the end result… to break free from the worry and all the emotional turmoil involved with weaning yourself off nicotine. Keep focused on regaining your health and living a better and longer life.
Some people have kicked the addiction with the help of hypnosis, others have overcome the withdrawal symptoms with the help of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, many succeed with herbs or medication, and thousands have kicked the tobacco habit by going cold turkey!
Have a good look around this website to explore the various options and decide what is best for you.
Coping with the quit smoking withdraw symptoms?
Many ex-smokers have used self-hypnosis, or self-suggestion to control their anxiety and help remove (or limit) their fear of cravings for nicotine. Giving up tobacco products is mentally difficult for most smokers, as they tackle their fears of weight gain, and the pains associated with nicotine withdrawal.
Draw up a quit smoking timeline
Do you know and understand the reasons that cause you to light up a cigarette?
You’ll also need to decide if you have the will-power to give up cold turkey. Although it can be difficult, it is often the best method for quitting the habit.
Here is what it takes to succeed:
1.You MUST have the desire to give up your habit.
2.You MUST have the confidence to know that you can do it.
3. You MUST have a plan and stick to it.
4. Don’t be afraid to seek help if you suffer emotional problems, behavior changes, mood swings, weight gain, depression, aggression, or other withdrawal symptons. Some people find it harder to give up than others and need to contact their Doctor and/or pharmacist. Don’t be afraid to do that.
If you choose to go cold turkey then the remaining nicotine that’s in your bloodstream could have fallen to around 6.25% of your normal peak daily levels within 8 hours. That’s a drop of 93.25%, so you will feel the change.
In 12 hours the levels of oxygen in your blood should have returned to normal, and your carbon monoxide levels may also have returned to normal. So, after just 12 hours you will have already made some important progress.
In 24 hours your anxiety levels should peak in intensity. Within two weeks they should return to the level they were before you gave up.
In 72 hours you body should test at 100 percent nicotine free. Withdrawal symptons should have peaked in intensity, but it’s likely you’ll still have “cue induced” cravings through the day. These should decrease as the days pass.
Within a couple of weeks to a month you should notice a positive change in your levels of anxiety and restlessness. You may be able to sleep and concentrate better. From there on your risk of having a heart attack should deminish. You probably feel a difference in your breathing and circulation too. Hopefully that chronic cough (if you had one) will have disappeared.
As time goes on (assuming you remain a non smoker), your risk of suffering from smoking related health problems should deminish. Obviously everyone is different and a lot will depend on your age and how healthy you are overall. However, without doubt, giving up smoking will have a positive impact on your general health and hopefully your life will be extended.
Yes, quitting smoking can be a difficult and uncomfortable experience as cigarettes have provided you with something to do for some considerable time (maybe years). Tobacco has become an addiction. That’s why it’s only natural to consider the advantages and disadvantages of breaking the habit. Sadly, most people who try to quit will fail at least once. Many ex-smokers admit to trying several times before they succeeded.
What does smoking do to your respiratory system and heart health
* 12 times more likely to die as a result of lung cancer.
* 10 times more likely to die due to a form of lung disease.
* 6 times more likely to die from heart disease.
* 10 times more likely to perish from cancer of the larynx.
* Twice as likely to die from a stroke.
So why wouldn’t you want to increase your chances of surviving from 2 to 12 times longer? By kicking the nicotine habit you could gain many additional years of quality life. No only that, but you will save thousands of dollars in medical fees. Add that to the huge saving you’ll make by not buying cigarettes. The savings could run into tens of thousands of dollars. Check out our smoking cost calculator.