Smoking is one of those habits that is not easy to unlearn once you have learned to do it and it won’t be easy not because of the act itself alone but because of the nicotine. This chemical; actually, complicates the whole process of change, you see nicotine is a highly addictive substance and if taken without care might cause harm to the person. Because of this chemical factor coupled with other complications both social and biological make stopping the act of smoking really hard, but not impossible. Here are some of the tips to stop smoking.

Find your motivation

Find the right reason to stop. Many use the concept and reasons of health to stop the deed but it will in most likelihood fail, because the right reasons must be personal and it must be strong enough to compel a person to stop and compel the person to embrace change no matter how hard or how painful or uncomfor5atble it may seem. The right reasons will then be, suppose a person finds it within themselves, the impetus to cause the person to stop smoking and find ways to cease doing it.

Think of Alternatives

Because this path is right, expect it to be a hard-earned victory. But before you focus on the victory, there must be a sacrifice first. Although it is hard, it will not be impossible with just the right methods to execute. Because it is very difficult to start with one must open the possibility of alternative methods such as nicotine patches or gums. Consuming nicotine pouches has reportedly help alleviate the process of quitting for many people.

Ask for Help

Always ask for help from your loved ones and especially the professionals, counsellors or shrinks. The idea is you started that behaviour alone, and it is quite easy to fall into that pattern of behaviour but since it won’t be easy coming out of it you should be open to the possibility of asking others for help and accepting any aid that people can help. Always assume that people can offer you a type of help that you have not experienced before.

Change your social environment

Sometimes it will be the social aspect that needs to be changed in order for true change to occur. What happens is that whatever you do with quitting but does not necessarily change the immediate environment which primarily causes or reinforces the act, it does not do any good. Sometimes it will be the people who will cause other people to withhold healthy change in their lifestyle.

It is a sad part of quitting, but if your social environment truly cares about you and your welfare, they will always find the way to adjust to your process of growth and your process of quitting the behaviour that they will be the one to make adjustment not to impede in your endeavour.

The idea of change will always be frightening because no one wants to change and because change is always scary and painful, but at the end of it all, it becomes a victory like no other.

 

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