Cigarettes are the number one killer in the USA. Smoking potentially increases the risk of heart diseases, , oral , , 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.