How one can resist himself or herself from smoking?

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  1. bobjonson profile image60
    bobjonsonposted 6 years ago

    How one can resist himself or herself from smoking?

  2. libertypost profile image56
    libertypostposted 6 years ago

    Deciding to stop smoking is the easiest step....stopping and remaining stopped is the hard part. Some studies have shown that support groups for smoking cessation have been helpful for many (most local hospitals offer these groups free of charge). I would also suggest talking to your physician in case a medication may be needed to help cut the urge to smoke. Also, if you are thinking of taking a quite smoking aid (the one's available at the local drug stores), check with your doctor first before taking them.
    Whether you go to support group, individual counseling and or medication, the choice is entirely up to you. Takes some time to alter the brain, thinking and behavior. First figure out why and when you smoke: times of stress, talking on phone, while on computer. Then look for what else could you do besides 'light up'; such as take a walk, light exercise, yoga, or perhaps a piece of sugar free candy.
    Also, let EVERYONE know you are taking the steps to stop smoking. The more emotional positive supports you have, the better your outcomes will be. Remember, this will not happen over night, but at least now you will control the smoking and not have the smoking control you.

  3. wsteveg profile image60
    wstevegposted 6 years ago

    Deep breathing, almost like simulating smoking.
    Exercise, walking.
    Reading things that relate: like smokers are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack. That the day you quit you chances of having a heart attack are cut by 50%
    Putting on a nicotine patch and deep breathing.
    Taking fish oil:Fish Oil: An Important Part of Substance Abuse Recovery
    Thinking of you children

  4. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 6 years ago

    There are a million and one ways to distract yourself from smoking, many of them already mentioned here. I'd include meditation, exercise, and basically anything that you can do to keep your mind occupied with activities that wouldn't ordinarily go along with your smoking habits. For example, if you normally smoke cigarettes at your desk while you use your computer, spend as much time away from your desk as you can.

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    ExoticHippieQueenposted 6 years ago

    I quit cold turkey 30 years ago, but before that final time, I quit dozens of times.  Each time I quit, I would eventually get stressed out or upset over something, and head out to the store for another pack, and hate myself in the process. Finally, one day I had a light bulb moment.  I realized that I will ALWAYS have days of stress and being upset.  It's a part of life.  Did I want to continue smoking the rest of my life, dependent upon expensive cigarettes that eventually will kill me one way or the other (and not kindly)?  That did it.  I have never even taken a puff again since. I had dreams in the early days that I had smoked, and would sit up in bed, gasping, in fear that I had relapsed. You must be so on guard at first.  Sometimes it smells good to me, but I would never ever go back.  I used Tootsie Roll Pops and bubble gum to keep my mouth busy.  You have to really want to quit~ Just Do It and Live.


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