How to Quit Smoking With the Help of Smoke Away

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When trying to quit smoking its important to realize you will need more than just a commercially available product such as Smoke Away. Here is a list of steps and tips to help you with your quit. Remember that quitting smoking is the goal here, so make sure that you have buy in from your family and friends.

Steps

  1. Make an honest list of all the things you like about smoking.
  2. Make another list of why quitting won’t be easy.
  3. Set a quit date.
  4. Write all your reasons for quitting on an index card
  5. Stop buying cartons of cigarettes as you’re getting ready to quit.
  6. Keep a list of when you smoke, what you’re doing at the time, and how bad the craving is
  7. Prepare a list of things to do when a craving hits.
  8. Throw out anything that reminds you of smoking when your quit date arrives.
  9. Play a game of solitaire on your computer instead of a cigarette break at work.

Tips

  • Switch to a cup of herbal tea whenever you usually have a cigarette
  • Switch your cigarette habit for a nut habit
  • Carry some cinnamon-flavored toothpicks with you
  • Make an appointment with an acupuncturist
  • Swing by the health food store for some Avena sativa (oat) extract
  • Think of difficult things you have done in the past
  • To minimize cravings, change your routine
  • Tell your friends, coworkers, boss, partner, kids, etc
  • If you relapse, just start again
  • Put all the money you’re saving on cigarettes in a large glass jar
  • Switch to decaf until you’ve been cigarette-free for two months
  • Create a smoke-free zone.
  • Find a healthy snack food you
  • Quit when you’re in a good mood
  • Post this list in a visible location in your house

Warnings

Whenever you’re tempted to light up, take a look at all the ways smoking can damage your health:

  • Increases risk of lung, bladder, pancreatic, mouth, esophageal, and other cancers, including leukemia
  • Reduces fertility
  • Contributes to thin bones
  • Affects mental capacity and memory
  • Reduces levels of folate, low levels of which can increase the risk of heart disease, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Increases likelihood of impotence
  • Affects ability to smell and taste
  • Results in low-birth-weight, premature babies
  • Increases risk of depression in adolescents
  • Increases risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure
  • Increases risk of diabetes
  • Increases your child’s risk of obesity and diabetes later in life if you smoked while pregnant

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