A Little Known Fact When Quitting Smoking And How To Stay Quit

Have you ever gotten yourself in a situation where you have quitted smoking for perhaps 1, 2 or 3 weeks, sometimes even months or years only to find yourself crawling back to square one as it if it was a snake and ladder board game? You find yourself picking up the cigarette and lighting it away again? I have to admit. I did. That is because I was lacking of something, of which I had to learn the hard way. And maybe this is perhaps why I am sharing my experience with you so you could avoid this mistake in the future. I’m sure you would know that most of time, smokers use the excuse of “releasing stress” to smoke. For some reason, this “release stress” has become a reality which in fact is not. The only reason you feel relaxed are due to the soothing of the nicotine addiction. The fact is… you do not need cigarettes in your life! The problem: Many have associated cigarettes can actually release stress that it became the truth. So after awhile, when a person which is going through the process on quitting smoking is incapable of handling stress, guess what he turns to? Cigarettes! The solution for this is, not only must you quit smoking, you must also: Find The Alternatives For Relaxation And To Release Stress! When you…

Smoking Significantly Increases Baby’s SIDS Risk and Makes for a Restless Night

Experts found babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were born with smaller airways – making them more vulnerable to breathing problems after birth. These breathing problems can put your baby at increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Smoking has been linked to various health problems in babies, including prematurity and low birth weight. Mothers who smoke are at increased risk of having a stillbirth, miscarriage or premature infant. Smoking while pregnant will lower the amount of oxygen available to you and your growing baby and increase your baby’s heart rate. These health factors also contribute to raising the SIDS risk for your infant, and in your child’s decreased ability to breathe correctly or take in enough oxygen for a restful, restorative sleep at night.Babies born to mothers who smoke are significantly lighter and shorter than those born to non smokers. Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke before birth or in the home are far more likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses and infections, which can also contribute to a decrease in quality of nighttime sleep for your baby.The more cigarettes you or your baby’s caregiver smoke per day, the greater your baby’s chances of developing these and other health problems. Studies show that a baby’s risk of SIDS rises with each additional smoker in the household, with the number of cigarettes smoked a day,…

Smoker Support - How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Who Want to Quit

Smoker Support: How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Who Want to Quit

Do you know someone who is trying to quit smoking, or is thinking about it? Whether it’s your friend or a family member, you may not be sure what to do to help them, or you may be unsure if you can help at all. There are some things that you can do to help the smoker in your life overcome nicotine addiction, and it starts by knowing what to expect. What to Expect When a person undertakes the cessation of smoking, he or she may experience a horrible set of withdrawal symptoms. The smoker may say mean or hurtful things, be impatient, angry, or generally be unpleasant to be around. It’s important that you do not take these things personally. Remember, it’s the addiction to nicotine that is talking, and when the smoker gets through the early stages, he or she will very likely apologize. In the beginning, expect very little from the person who is quitting. That person will need all of his or her energy to deal with the stress of quitting, and you are unlikely to get the same level of performance from your loved one during this time. The withdrawal process may involve insomnia, headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant physical symptoms. It’s hard for anyone to function when their bodies are undergoing this kind of detoxification, so be understanding when your loved…

Defeat Nicotine And Quit Smoking With A Firm Resolution

Defeat Nicotine And Quit Smoking With A Resolution

Someone who had quit smoking several times, said with anguish, “No, I don’t want to quit smoking. I have done it on several occasions in the past— what I wish to do now is to kick smoking!” Only when the resolution is that firm, can something tangible be achieved. All half-hearted measures are bound to fail! Ask any of the galaxies of smokers! Millions and millions! They want to give up smoking desperately. A smoker repeatedly thinks of giving up smoking! There are several voluntary associations to help the smoker. Every small township generally has a health-care unit. But the unfortunate part of it is that, for every such unit, there are hundreds of small and big tobacco-products selling shops. The promotion campaign for these products goes on unabated, through newspapers, important periodicals, and TV channels (though it is banned to some extent) and the demand for tobacco products goes on increasing relentlessly. Is it ever possible to quit smoking? Defeat nicotine? Before trying to defeat your physical and psychological enemy, try to know its strength and to what extent it has taken hold of you because its destructive capacity is no less than additives such as heroin or cocaine. Remember, in the blood of a hard smoker, each and every cell is surcharged with nicotine. It has become part of the blood. Therefore, pregnant mothers -beware!…

Discover Why Most People Fail To Quit Smoking And How To Overcome It

Occasionally, you would hear the same old stories, on how people would just quit for 1, 2 or 3 weeks/months even years, and then return to the old habit. Not only that, they will come back and smoke even more and more. It is as if They are smoking with a vengeance! Because they had to “cover” back the loss of cigarettes intake while they were taking a break when they were trying to quit. It may seemed funny or weird to you but this is true. It happens so often I’m sure you came across this situation at least once in your life before. Did you know that according to statistics, only 10% or even less of those who tried to quit smoking only succeeded? Yes, even so, of those who quitted smoking, are not guaranteed to stop forever. So why did those people and so many of them fail? They were lacking a very important aspect. You see my friend, they were lacking of A STRONG Purpose To Quit Smoking! This may seem over simplified at first, but this is crucial in the preparation of quitting smoking. Not only do you need a purpose, you must have a purpose so strong that it almost certainly becomes a conviction for you to quit smoking. I’m sure you heard somewhere before that why is more important than…

How To Quit Smoking And Stay Smoke-Free

Many a smoker have tried to quit the habit. Some have succeeded, and others have failed miserably. Some have been able to stop for a short time and went back to their old habits. Those who fail have a similar thought in mind: how to quit smoking and be able to keep their promise to stop. But what can be done to ensure success in quitting the smoking habit? Where does one begin the journey to being smoke-free? How to quit smoking is never an easy question to answer, nor is it an easy task to finish. However, to reach the goal of finally being smoke-free, one has to be decided and willing to keep to his goal. And for a person to push through with these plans, he must take it gradually. Such is the mistake of most quitters who’ve turned “cold turkey” on their plans to stop smoking. The first step to quitting is preparation. This is when you decide you want to quit and psyche yourself for the battle you’re about to undertake. Here are some tips to get yourself ready for your upcoming struggle to leave smoking behind: l It is important to keep a positive mindset when it comes to quitting. Being negative about reaching your goal only makes it easy to give in to the temptation of lighting a cigarette. l…

How To Quit Smoking Once And For All

It is undisputed that smoking is harmful to your health. It increases chances of a heart attack; is a leading cause of lung and other types of cancers; and is also an expensive habit. But, smokers who try to quit will attest to the fact that quitting is not easy. The nicotine found in cigarettes is highly addictive and most smokers who try to quit attempt to do so several times before being successful. It is best to prepare yourself for quitting by removing all cigarettes, ashtrays and other signs of smoking from your environment at home, work and in your car. Seeing them is only a reminder and will hamper progress. Decide you want to quit and be determined. Do not smoke during this time even a little. The one cigarette you have may encourage you to have more, impeding your ability to quit altogether. A support system is very important to quit. Make sure family and friends are aware of your decision to quit and will help support you in your decision. If you have family and friends who smoke, ask them not to do it near you for awhile so you don’t have the urge to smoke with them. There are many support groups available as well. You can find telephone support or group therapy in just about every major city. Most of these…

Positive And Negative Effects To Expect When You Quit Smoking

Before you read the rest of this article, understand that quitting smoking can be one of the best things you can do for yourself as a smoker. You are guaranteeing a healthier life, and a longer life. Make no mistake; no negative effect you may observe when you quit smoking is so bad that you will decide to keep smoking. There are no positive effects by continuing to smoke, but when you quit, you may notice some changes that you may not have expected. Since the pros outweigh the cons when you quit smoking, I will address the negative aspects of quitting first. The first thing a smoker will notice when they kick the habit is sudden mood changes and mood disorders. Having probably smoked for years, you have come to the point to where you end up smoking when you feel stressed, or are in a bad mood. Once you stop smoking, you will no longer have this psychological outlet. Quitting smoking can cause depression in a small percentage of people who are strong enough to quit. Your body and mind may also have a hard time dealing with the removal of such a powerful drug as nicotine so suddenly. Expect your body and mind to take about 3 to 6 months to get this need out of its system. One of the most common complaints…

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