We all know smoking kills, smoking is detrimental to health, smoking harms you and others around you but kicking the habit can be really tough.
I’m not even going to begin to list the consequences, from bad breath to cancer, everyone should know them by heart by now.
What i will try to do is maybe help some of you quit the habit. Or at least gain the will to do so at some point.
Now, the first step in quitting is asking yourself DO I WANT TO QUIT SMOKING OR NOT?
If there is some reason for you to keep on lighting those cigarettes, don’t bother reading any further. Quitting smoking is a serious issue and as much as i’d love for the tobacco growing on fields to be replaced by vegetables or something, that will never happen, just like some of you will never be able to quit.
As I was saying the first step to quit smoking is wanting to. Without will, there’s no use trying.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way, so let’s move on.
After you make your decision you also need a way to quit.
There are so many ways that “help” i can’t even imagine where to begin. I think there are so many, people get confused.
This is your second step, right here. JUST STOP SMOKING!
Take it from a former smoker.
Yes, i used to smoke, i am not ashamed to admit it but proud to say i managed to quit. I went cold turkey one day and that was it.
There are no helping ways to quit, those are just delays and ways for others to take advantage of your struggle.
Electronic cigarette? please, you still hold a cigarette in your hand.
Gum and patches? you need to STOP introducing chemicals in your body, not add them.
All these methods should help, instead they just extend your agony.
If you want help, help yourself.
The thing is that the first days are easy. As time goes by, the need to smoke increases, you will feel more agitated and you WILL feel the need to smoke.
Your last step to really quit smoking is to just say no. As cheesy as it sounds, you need to say no. Find something else to do: eat an apple, go jogging, take a bath. Do whatever, just don’t light that cigarette.
No one said it’s easy to quit smoking, it’s not, but so many managed to do it so it’s not impossible. All the “suffering” will be over in maybe 3-4 weeks tops.
If you think it’s worth it, quit.
You don’t need to be your own slave and if you think it’s to hard, think of the consequences or, worse, think of how the consequences will affect your loved ones.
Remember, there is no magic way to quit smoking. You just do it!