Cigarettes are the number one killer in the USA. Smoking potentially increases the risk of heart diseases, stroke, oral cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, high blood pressure, infertility, osteoporosis, mental depression and low birth weight. Smoking takes a heavy toll on the health and wealth of the smoker. The nicotine present in cigarettes is addictive and provides a false sense of psychological comfort.
The benefits of quitting to smoke are many folds. The following tips may help you overcome the urge to smoke.
  • Make an list of points indicating why you smoke and like cigarettes.
  • Against each point noted above write down the options or find alternatives for overcoming each cause. The more detailed you solution, the better are your chances of quitting.
  • Set a reasonable quit date and keeping reminding about it.
  • Don’t buy cigarettes in bulk. Buy only when you want to smoke. This reduce your number of cigarettes.
  • When you crave for smoking try concentrating on other activities. Take a walk, drink water, play with your kids or dog, chew  a gum, drink coffee, have a shower, practice deep breathing or talk to someone who does not smoke.
  • Instead of cigarette try keeping some flavored toothpicks.
  • Acupuncture can help quit smoking.
  • Study indicate that taking Avena sativa helped habitual tobacco smokers significantly.
  • Involve your near and dear ones to help you Quit Smoking.
  • Change your daily routine to avoid cravings after a particular task.
  • If something is bothering you speak out rather than being in the company of a cigarette.
  • If you have failed to quit try again.
  • Don’t allow anyone to smoke in your home, car or even while sitting next to you.
  • Quit when you’re in a good mood.
  • Exercise regularly and remind yourself that by quitting smoking you are doing a world of good.
  • Replace your cigarettes with a healthy snack.