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Smoke Cessation Tips – Help for those Tough Initial Days – Part I

Submitted by on August 11, 2010 – 1:05 amOne Comment



Here are some great quit smoking tips for smooth-sailing through those initial hard days.

Sipping Chilled Water and Eating Mini Meals

Sip on some cold water which could aid in replacing the sucking action of cigarettes. Latest study has shown that using straws to sip in chilled water assists in the release of brain chemical dopamine that proffers a good feeling and aids in easing downbeat moods.

Consuming mini meals could additionally aid in surmounting over the urgency of smoking. It is best to opt for lean, healthful food types for avoiding any likely weight increase.

Identify Immediate Gains

It is only a matter of time when one starts to enjoy the advantages of a smoke-less existence. Jot down all the areas one has benefited ever since quitting smoking like feeling a better sense of control over oneself, no longer smelling of foul cigarettes, better taste of food acquired and greater energy levels. During those make-or-break moments when your self-control is low, peer at these gains one is already been garnering.

Increase Brushing Frequency

Following smoke cessation one would immediately sense improvement in taste and one’s breath. Brushing teeth often would make a person lesser disposed to lighting up and fouling the unpolluted, freshness in the mouth.

Steer Clear from Alcohol

Alcoholic drink intake is among the most common triggers responsible for individuals re-tracking back to past smoking habits. Since alcohol tends to break down self-consciousness hence its effects could corrode one’s pledge of ceasing smoking. Several individuals associate the intake of alcohol to smoking hence serving as a triggering factor.

Uncover one’s Non-Smoking Areas

When the urgency to fag arises then going to places where one cannot smoke – like movies or libraries or stores, for instance. Greater distraction the place offers, simpler it would be to tide over the yearnings.

Always Bearing in Mind the Key reasons to cease smoking

Penning down a listing of the key reasons for ceasing the habit, making copies of it and posting these all over places like work area, bedside, loo, kitchen and ensuring they are eye-catching so that it jogs your memory constantly. Many past smokers benefited from placing pictures of their near and dear ones next to their list of reasons to quit smoking.

Being Physically Active

Being physically active makes the body give off innate chemicals which aid in allaying stress and moods. Taking walks, jogging, cycling, swimming are the simplest forms of physical activities that could help in keeping motivational levels high particularly in the initial couple of weeks post-quitting.

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  • Cori says:

    Identifying the triggers also helps. I liked to smoke when I was having a coffee at breakfast and after my meals: to avoid to light a cigarette, I replace the coffee with tea. I also noted that I smoked when I was bored in front of TV, so now each time I feel bored I go out for a walk.

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