Ways to quit smoking cigarettes

By:Sharanya Manola, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 07, 2011

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Tobacco is a polluted weed, which surely you don’t need! Records show that 9 lakh Indians die every year- courtesy smoking. Enough reasons to make your choice? Follow on to know how.
  • 1

    Quit playing games with your lung

    Think about some of the most difficult things you have done in your life and this could be anything, for instance cracking a job interview, giving an entrance after a bout of fever, rock climbing despite your fear of height, white-water rafting despite your unsurmountable fear of water, etc. Quitting is quite an easy thing to do and you know it's just a mindset. If you want to battle it out with the butt, you can.

    Image Source: Getty



  • 2

    Replace cigarettes with mints

    One of the tried and tested ways to quit smoking is to find something to replace it. Keep gums and mints handy. Cravings can occur frequently during the first few days after one stops smoking. Beat this craving and you'll be marching towards a better, smoke-free life.

    Image Source: Getty

  • 3

    Trash your smoke (material) buddies

    Toss all your cigarettes and related items in garbage. Including matches, ash trays, lighters, rolling papers, cigars, hookahs, logo clothing- discard anything to do with smoking. This will give a burden-free feeling and will help in doing away with all kinds of negative energy.

    Image Source: Getty

  • 4

    Set a goal

    Set an achievable goal for yourself. We emphasise upon achievable goal because it will be impossible for you to quit in a week's time, especially if you're a chain smoker. Start off with a gradual reduction plan. Tailor the plan in a way that it doesn't rubbish your determination.

    Image Source: Getty

  • 5

    Say this: I am a non-smoker

    For you to dissociate your being with a cigarette, you will have to tell yourself, every day that you're a non-smoker. Fill your mind with positivity and make your way into the smoke-free zone.

    Image Source: Getty

  • 6

    Keep it going

    Some quitters get back smoking due to temptation and persistent nicotine carving. Researchers suggest that smokers who quit are at greater risk of relapsing in the first three months of becoming smoke-free. So, if you get through the difficult first three months, you've achieved your goal.

    Image Source: Getty




  • 7

    Inform your social circle

    Some people smoke while drinking, and if you're one of them you must let your social circle know about your plans. Let your colleagues know that you can't take cigarette breaks with them or that you can't drive them to work if they plan to smoke. You'll have to firm without hurting them. 

    Image Source: Getty



Related Slideshows
Post Comment
Post Your comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.
  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video
  • QnA

Medical Miracle

India’s pregnant man?India’s pregnant man?