Ask yourself if a life without smoking is more appealing than continuing your life as a smoker. Here are 7 ways to help you resist the urge to smoke or use tobacco when a tobacco craving strikes and finally helps to quite smoking.
1. Deciding to Quit Smoking
For more than 50 years we’ve known that smoking can kill you. It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and yet 42.1 million people light up and new smokers start every day. Make a promise, set a date and stick to it. Sticking to the ‘not a drag’ rule can really help. When you stop smoking, you might experience increased cravings, anxiety, depression, headaches, feeling tense or restless, increased appetite and weight gain, and problems concentrating. Realize that it may take more than one attempt to stop smoking. So decide yourself and stick to the plan.
2. Consider your Food
Some smoke regularly after having food. A US study revealed that some foods, including meat, make cigarettes more satisfying. Others, including cheese, fruit and vegetables, make cigarettes taste terrible. So swap your usual steak or burger for a veggie pizza instead. You may also want to change your routine at or after mealtimes. Getting up and doing the dishes straight away, or settling down in a room where you don’t smoke may help.