Quit Now! Or you will die!!!
If you stay smoking for a long time, it will have major, irreversible effects on your health. So, do yourself and others a favor, quit while you’re ahead.
If you are a smoker, it can be hard to quit. You need to want to stop. You must acquire the willpower to take control. This usually requires a catalyst. Perhaps an event in your life causes you to assess your situation, making you decide to turn your life in a different direction. Or, you may find that one day you feel so sick from restricted breathing that you cannot handle smoking anymore.
Smoking is not good for anyone’s health, while second hand smoke has proven to be just as bad.
When you smoke, if you are sharing the room with anybody, you are hurting them too. Many people smoke for years, which make it difficult to quit.
Basically, with motivation and a stubborn attitude, you can easily quit smoking, and stay that way.
Why do people start smoking?
Some people start smoking because they think it is cool and that their friends will be impressed. They believe it makes them look mature, or they are rebelling against parents of teachers. Unfortunately, many people start smoking at a young age. Many people end up with bronchitis, breathing problems, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, just to name a few.
As teenagers, we thought it was the cool thing to do, since all of our friends were doing it. We may have picked up the habit watching parents or grandparents smoke. Through the eighties and nineties, a lot of people’s role models were smoking. Movie stars and musical artists were smoking, as well as our parents and our friends’ parents.
How to stop smoking:
When you want to stop smoking, there is help.
You just have to want to stop. You have gone to want to stop before anyone or anybody can help you. You can go to your family doctor and he/she will give you something to help you to stop. This usually involves NRP or Nicotine Replacement Therapy, a practice with varying degrees of success, which also can be addictive in its own right.
On the other hand, maybe you want to “go it alone.”
Everyone has their own idea for trying to quit smoking. Some think hard candy will help occupy the addicted part of their brain, while others think that chewing gum will help.
You have to figure out what for yourself what you want to try. We all have different ideas.
How smoking affects you:
Despite tobacco companies claiming for years that smoking cigarettes doesn’t cause cancer, it has been proven that smoking causes a wide range of diseases, including cancer.
You can get cancer in your mouth or in your lungs.
You could have a hard time breathing, an accelerated heartbeat; you may have problems walking across the room without becoming short of breath.
Many bad things could happen to you smoke cigarettes. Ironically however, some people smoke for years and nothing happens to them.
Yet, throughout the years these people feel sluggish, tired, and often get colds more frequently than most.
The benefits of stopping smoking:
If you quit smoking, all of your personal areas will start to smell good again. Your car, house and your clothes will no longer smell like tobacco smoke. You won’t have those nasty ash trays to empty or wash out. You won’t have to smell anything but the air you breathe.
If you quit now you will regain your life. So, take action, unchain yourself from the entrapment of nicotine addiction. You will feel liberated, happy, and healthy and people will feel happier about spending time with you.
Some of the reasons people do not quite smoking are because they believe they will gain excess weight.
On the contrary, smoking will only make you gain weight at a natural rate. As your body regains its health, it will try to harmonize itself, by building stores of fat, muscle and nutrients, as it should have done for so many years.
To improve your life you must take steps to protect your health, which includes maintaining an ideal, healthy weight and not smoking. These steps will lead you to a healthier future.
If you are finding it difficult to kick the habit, we encourage you to learn about the drugs inside cigarettes. If it isn’t enough to scare you into stopping now, and then consider your future, living with an oxygen mask strapped to your face.