Tips and strategies to give up smoking (Part I)

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In case you are a regular smoker who tried every possible way to give up but did not manage to kick the pernicious habit down, the health experts have elaborated a special comprehensive list of the reasons to smoke and corresponding means to give up that suit the particular reason the most.

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The strategy is rather simple and based on psychologists’ assumption that learning the reason of regular desire to light up a cigarette is a half way to succeed in getting rid of the habit. Scientists believe that smokers could successfully regulate their smoking after studying their everyday habits related to smoking.

So, here is the survey list made by eminent scientists. Look through the list of reasons and find the one that would be the most appropriate to your situation. Then check the tips that would help you defeat your smoking habit cold turkey, without paying for cessation therapies. In order to identify namely your reason, the psychologists provided several easy to answer questions that define the peculiarities of each reason.

1. Cigarettes give me joy (pleasure, delight).

Extra question: Do you light up due to at least one of the following reasons?

  • Smoking makes me pleased and delighted.
  • Smoking helps me forget about problems.
  • I am used to light up when I am in good mood.

In case your answer is “yes”, “frequently”, “from time to time” to these questions, that is your reason to puff.

This is reason is common to the overwhelming majority of smokers since they admit they simply like the process. So if you bear in mind a relation of smoking with pleasure it only consolidates your cravings, since there is no person in the world who would deny getting an additional pleasure. However, it would be much easier for you to give up if you convince yourself that you can enjoy life without tobacco and switch your attention to other pleasures of life. The following strategies give some efficient ideas to make you think about cigarettes less.


  • Focus on enjoying the pleasures and advantages of non-smokers.
  • Take the cash you spend on smokes and make yourself another pleasure: buy something, go to a restaurant or a nightclub, invite your friends for a party, or do any other activity that would make you feel happy and pleased.
  • Always think about the health dangers related to smoking and the benefits of giving up. You can even hang pictures of smokers’ lungs to imagine the health complications more vividly.

2. Cigarettes provide me with energy and strength.

Extra question: Do you light up due to at least one of the following reasons?

  • I take a drag when feel that I am slowing down.
  • I light up seeking for a burst of energy.
  • Cigarettes tope me up when I feel tired.
  • In case your answer is “yes”, “frequently”, “from time to time” to these questions, that is your reason to puff.

    A great part of smokers admit they use cigarettes for the same features like in coffee: to wake up faster, start moving, keep doing their work especially when they feel tired and need a burst of energy. The nicotine contained in cigarettes has the same properties like caffeine; it stimulates mental and motor activity during a short period of time. However, we advise you to take a look at other less harmful sources of energy. Look through the following tips:


  • Try to sleep 8 hours each day. A complete night rest would make you feel active, fresh and ready to rumble.
  • Regularly do physical exercises. Physical activity would help you increase strength and the level of energy, so you would not need artificial boosts to get moving.
  • When you feel tired, take a walk around your work place, it is a natural boost to physiological activity without any related health complications.
  • Consume healthy food, vegetables, fruit, meat or fish since natural food is a great source of energy.
  • Drink fresh water. It would clear your body from toxins and refresh thoughts and feelings.
  • If you feel that you are getting bored, while being home, try to change your activity, read a book, watch a film, go outside for a walk or visit a friend. You should not feel bored since it takes energy.

These are the two principal reasons for smoking. For other reasons and corresponding strategies to quit smoking see “Tips and strategies to give up smoking” Part II…stay updated!

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  1. Sure, the second part is ready and the 3d on will be done for the next week..keep in touch)

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