Tips to Help You Stop Smoking

Smoking is not only a physical addition, but a habit as well. Talk to your doctor about what medications are available to help you quit smoking. And while you are trying to quit, consider some other tips to help you get past the habit of physically smoking.

  • Keep sunflower seeds with you at all times. Every time you need something to do with your hands and mouth, start to eat the sunflower seeds.
  • Carry tootsie pops and suckers with you wherever you go. These are good to help with your oral fixation.
  • Brush your teeth when you get a craving.
  • Hypnotism has been successful for many people who are trying to quit smoking. It may be pricey, but in the long run, it is much cheaper than buying cigarettes.
  • Stay away from alcohol and other things that used to prompt you to smoke.
  • If you have friends that smoke, do not see them for about two weeks. If they are good friends, they will certainly understand.
  • Go to new places during the first week or two after you quit smoking. Go to museums, parks and other new places.
  • Join a fitness club. Your new interest in growing stronger and healthier will be a good incentive as you quit smoking.
  • Look on the internet for local support groups.
  • Every time you get a craving, take a walk, go up the stairs at work… anything to get your mind on something new.
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