ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How do I stop smoking?

Updated on March 20, 2015

First of all, the subject is extremely lengthy and complicated, vast and over-analyzed, hence the reason i‘m going to approach it as a series of articles, we both shall look at ways to approach this subject in a more accessible manner and furthermost, the most natural manner.

Benefits of quitting OK, let’s start off with the motivational part. There are countless reasons for you to quit smoking and this is what will have to motivate you in the long run, it’s your PRIMARY GOAL. It’s what your entire approach will be based on and what outcome you will have. The benefits of quitting smoking are numerous, as mentioned before, but the main ones are :

Why do you want to stop smoking?

See results
  1. Of course the main benefit is the way you will basically reduce risks of developing illnesses, or death, caused by cancer, heart or lung disease.
  2. You will benefit from a better circulatory system.
  3. And help significantly reduce the risk of bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, meningitis and ear infections, mainly regarding your children but also others who may live in your household.
  4. You will improve your sexual life, and not only that but also your fertility, take in account the fact that your blood flow will increase, and imagine the benefits, both men and women would benefit greatly from quitting smoking.
  5. Your breathing, your general fitness, your sense of taste and smell also will benefit from quitting, you will enjoy your meals more, and be able to enjoy your life without needing a cigarette for comfort.
  6. The other reason which is very popular for us women is VANITY. Your skin, hair, eyes, teeth.. you‘re scent… all benefiting from you quitting, you’ll look better and feel better. Smoking on the other hand will age you, so any cream you buy… is basically pointless… WASTE OF MONEY and time.
  7. Smoking stresses your entire body, so you’re functioning below par. It’s like the effect of suffocating ivy on a tree. Smoking is like having a parasite sapping the body at all times. When you stop you can really begin to benefit from the food you eat and exercise etc.
  8. You are free no longer tied to smoking because each ciggy is just part of a chain of behaviour to provide the body with more nicotine to cope with the constant withdrawal symptoms of the drug. It’s not that the cigarette relaxes you and provides comfort, that is an illusion. You smoke to because your body is craving nicotine. It’s a trap like the pleasure of taking a pair of tight shoes…… the pleasure is just being back to normal. Wouldn’t it be nice to just feel normal and free.
  9. You will actually spend you’re hard earned money on things you actually enjoy… not the illusion of satisfaction that smoking actually is.
  10. All the nice memories that you attribute to smoking… are just an illusion, your memories were happy cos of the people you were with not the cigs… the meals you enjoy the drinks all tainted by the times you smoke ,it becomes every moment of your life,. That’s the illusion… that you can’t live without cigs… In fact your whole life will be more enjoyable and fun cos you are free and your body is free too. you are healthy and can breathe smell and taste and SMILE

These are the ten most important reasons to quit, there are of course numerous more. But we wouldn’t be fair without a fair and balanced opinion about smoking, certainly it may have it’s benefits…

Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty of how to actually approach quitting. I know there’s many ways, and maybe some don’t work for everyone but my personal way was trough reducing my cigarettes each day for a few weeks prior to trying not smoking at all, i didn’t need any nicotine patches or chewing gums, i just tried doing the only logical thing. Everyone knows we as humans are defined by vices, routines and sometimes ideals (lol)… now the only way to quit a vice is by replacing it. Replace it with anything, from physical exercise to eating peanuts and chewing gum. Plus the use of imagination and creativity is immensely important, find what works for you.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)