Every time you inhale smoke from a cigarette, your body is getting bombarded with so many toxic chemicals. Why is it most people who try to quit find it so difficult? The answer is, nicotine is one of the most addictive chemicals around.
If you have tried to stop smoking and have failed miserably, join the club! Just know that you’re not a failure and you are not alone. You have probably only tried several ways of quitting but there are others that you haven’t yet tried.
Currently, you might feel as if quitting tobacco smoking seems like an unreachable goal, but I am here to tell you that there is more than one way to kick the habit. These days, there are just so many different ways for you to kick the habit, as you might have seen on TV or have read in books or magazines. Most of which are a total waste of time. Let’s have a look at some of the most common ways of quitting.
The first is the most difficult of all methods, and it is going “cold turkey”. This is where you drop cigarettes right off the bat and there is no weaning off period. Statistics show that this is by far the most unsuccessful method of quitting smoking. I’ve tried doing this and my success only lasted for 24 hours at best. It was very very difficult. In additional, I think my body went into shock from the sudden drop in nicotine levels. I have also tried eating snacks to curb the cravings and it has helped a little bit but there’s only so much I could snack on in a day without feeling sick.
Only a few tough-minded individuals can actually follow through with this method and stay off cigarettes for good. This isn’t something for most of us, but I do personally know of some friends who have successfully done it. For those people who have managed to follow through with this, I have the utmost respect for.
The second most common way is to use nicotine replacement therapy, or “NRT” for short. This method includes using any herbal medicines, nicotine gum, inhalers and patches as well. These, according to statistics, have a much higher rate of success. The truth of the matter is, NRT’s might work for a short period of time. But eventually, the cigarette cravings are too much to bear.
The reason why people fail with these methods is because the addiction is not only related to nicotine alone but other things too. The smoking addiction is a very psychological one, and it has a lot to do with behavioral habits, like the smell of tobacco and putting a cigarette in your mouth. Smokers don’t get these bits of satisfaction when using nicotine replacement therapy.
Name it and I’ve tried it. I have used just about every known quit smoking technique and aid available. From the not-so-common Asian remedies, to subliminal messaging and hypnosis. Not only that, I’ve also spent a lot of money on different programs and books to help me quit. None of them worked for me long-term.
Things are looking up though. 6 weeks ago, I’ve managed to quit smoking without any withdrawal symptoms. I did this with the help of electronic cigarettes which do not produce all the harmful chemicals unlike an analogue cigarette. All the lung-related diseases that are caused by cigarettes are from the burning of tobacco, and the smoke in which you inhale. If you have never tried e-cigarettes before, I urge you to do some research and find out for yourself. 95% of the people whom I personally know have given up smoking almost immediately after using e-cigarettes, due to the fact that you’re missing nothing when you switch over.
I’d like to share my story with you about how I started with electronic cigarettes, but unfortunately there is just not enough room here for me to give you my full story.
On my very own http://www.ecigaddict.com blog, I have all the facts and information about these quit smoking devices that you can read up on. So please come and have a look! Finally, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read up on my short article. I hope it has been helpful.
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