Stop Smoking Article
Quit Smoking The Final Timeby HealthyLivingTrends.com
Nearly every smoker knows that they need to quit and many of them really want to. Smoking is among the most difficult addictions for a person to quit. You can do it and the advice you will find below may help you make it your final attempt to succeed in quitting.
Your doctor is going to be one of your biggest supporters in your plan to quit smoking. He will have all of the latest information about the medications and tools that smokers have available to help them quit. Visit your doctor and listen as he explains the best ways that he has to suggest that you go about quitting.
Get online and find all of the methods that former smokers have used to quit smoking. Create a list of all of the different tools. Number them in a sequence going by the levels of success that others have had with them. You will quickly find that many smokers have success with one method over another. You can get very useful information by visiting smoker's blogs and forums.
Once you have your list of tools, pick one and try it. Figure out the one that seems to have been the most helpful to people. If you find that it is not working for you on the first week, do not give up on it right away. Depending on the tool you are using, it may take up to two weeks, sometimes longer, to take full effect on your system.
If you are unfortunate enough to have a relapse, track how long you went as a non-smoker before that day. Keep a journal of the tools you have used and how long they were able to keep you from smoking. You can turn to this journal as a reference to see what is working well for you and what would not be worth trying again.
Try another tool to help you quit. Just because you did not have the success you wanted with the first, you should not give up. There could have been things happening in your life during that time that made it more difficult to quit. You cannot allow yourself to give up just because the first thing did not work. Continue to log in your levels of success and failure in your journal.
Challenge yourself to refrain from smoking for a longer period of time than you did your previous attempt. If you made it a week, try for two. Once you make it for two weeks, shoot for a month. Continue to set goals and make every attempt to beat it. When you do, be sure to give yourself a nice reward for doing so. You can use any reward system that will really drive you to continue on your path to quitting.
It will likely take you more than one attempt to quit smoking, but you need to keep thinking positively about your ability to do it. If you go into it thinking that it is not going to work, you are going to be in the quitting cycle for quite some time. Stay strong and focused on why you are trying to quit in the first place.