Over several decades, we have been advised that “Smoking is injurious to health”, yet millions of cigarette packs are sold daily. All of us are well aware of the harmful effects of smoking, thanks to the constant advice of our families or governmental guidelines that are issued in public interest.
Numerous self help bodies have also been deployed to enable people to successfully quit smoking; but, no one can help you better than you. In this section, we will tell you how you can be a guide to yourself and pave the path for good health for several generations to come.
Self help is the best way to quit smoking
Self motivation plays a crucial role in empowering one to quit smoking; motivation can not only be a covert form of communication with oneself but also be an overt phenomenon. This phenomenon will act as a blueprint to enable you to quit tobacco both as a habit and addiction. Smoking for many, is a form of catharsis; it is believed to pacify the brain and proffer relaxation to help cope with stress. You may believe it temporarily, but over time, the physiological damage surfaces.
The PQRST’s of quiting smoking
P = Plan and fix a date when you want to quit smoking.
Q = Question the habit and realise the damage it has already caused.
R = Remove cigarettes and tobacco products from the shelves and bags; leave no space for cravings.
S = Social smoking is not the way to go, smoking has to be effaced 100% from your life.
T = Take the help of your friends and family to help you quit.
Quitting smoking ain’t so hard
Eliminating the addictive usage and pacification of nicotine will result in withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache, depression, loneliness, insecurity and anxiety; but don’t worry, this temoprary test of will power will aid you to put your health back on track for a lifetime and influence generations to come. Follow up with your doctor to ensure physiological addiction abrogation and follow this blueprint to strengthen your mental faculty to aid you in the quiting process.
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