Friday, April 18, 2014
According to professor Robert West, a famous expert in smoking and nicotine addiction, you may change your behaviour, way of thinking and learn to control your emotions so that you will quit easy and in a short period of time.
You will stop smoking only in case you really want it, and if you really want it you should manage it by your will power. Establish the day when you are going to start it. Then it is important to tell your family and friends about your quitting plan. Throw away all your cigarettes, lighters and ashtrays. First days and even weeks will be very difficult for you, be ready for it. It would be nice to gather all money you save from buying cigarettes and in the end to count how much money you managed to save.
Quitting is difficult for all, because nicotine causes addiction but tar is a toxic substance to the body. Therefore it is recommended to use nicotine replacement therapy, which today is available in different forms: patch, gum, pill, spray, inhaler and lozenge. Specialists say that nicotine replacement therapies do greatly increase chances of quitting.
There was created a drug called Zyban which helps to remove nicotine withdrawal symptoms for those who quit and helps to increase chances of quitting. This is a medication and it requires a prescription from doctor. One more presription medication is Champix. It binds to nicotine receptors in the brain, stimulates them and then blocks stimulation from cigarettes. It makes smoker experince no withdrawal symptoms.
During your smoking cessation period it is necessary to get support from other people. They may be your family, friends or other smokers who are quitting too.
It would be very nice to use online tools for smoking cessation! Most of them are absolutely free and available to everyone.