The TOP TEN tips to successfully giving up smoking
- by Daniel Burrows
(c) Daniel Burrows - All Rights reserved
Imagine this nasty surprise,
You're going about your daily business as usual, when all
of a sudden a shooting pain hits your heart like a dagger.
You're rushed to hospital and the only thing that you can
depend on is luck, even if its on your side you're never
the same again.
"What happened?" You ask the doctor once you've wakened.
"I'm afraid you've suffered a heart attack, to much
cholesterol's blocked the passages to your heart." He
What you've just read about happened to someone I know
quite well. He eats healthily and exercises regularly but
smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 15 years.
It's no secret that smoking causes dangerous health risks
but few realise (or don't want to realise) just how serious
a problem it really is.
My friend started smoking because of peer pressure but
always thought it was okay for him to do it because of his
otherwise healthy lifestyle.
The doctor also told him that he may as well become a
couch potato and forget about the healthy eating as
cigarette smoking cancels out any healthy lifestyle habits,
Count me as the last person who wants to announce doom and
gloom, but for all smokers out there this story may become
Of course this isn't the only danger of smoking. To find
out all the other potential hazards visit
Unless you really don't mind facing all these smoking
horrors then giving up would seem a good idea.
Unfortunately giving up smoking on your own's a tough task
but by putting the following tips into practice you'll be
miles ahead of most others who try.
Tip 1 - Know your enemy
Why do you smoke? - Because the subconscious part of your
brain's programmed to get you to keep lighting up, your
goal is to reprogram it into getting you not to smoke.
You can do this by not smoking for a prolonged period, it
take time though.
Tip 2 - Forget the reason(s) why you started
No one can turn back time. The past is the past, and it's
what you do about it that matters now.
Tip 3 - Stay away from smoking friends
Not what you want to hear but being around them will make
temptations too much. Unfortunately this may mean less
trips to the pub, decide what's more important.
Tip 4 - Avoid stress
Probably the hardest tip to follow but stress destroys
willpower very quickly so you must do everything in your
power to avoid it.
Tip 5 - Avoid nags
When people nag you, do you become more determined or just
end up even more stressed? Probably the latter so keep well
Tip 6 - Avoid comfort eating
Withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant, but comfort eating
will give you another problem to deal with, your weight.
You don't want an addiction to overeating as well.
Tip 7 - Keep active
Try to stay as physically active as possible to keep your
mind occupied. You don't need to go mad, just some light
activity should suffice.
Tip 8 - Keep hydrated
Lack of water makes cravings stronger so drink plenty to
keep them down.
Tip 9 - Don't rely on the those nicotine patches
You can try them but you're in for disappointment.
I don't know of a single person who says they're any use at
Tip 10 - Don't kid yourself
Can you avoid smoking completely for a month? No, you've
got a smoking addiction simple as that, any excuses for
lighting up again aren't valid. The addiction's your enemy
and will try every possible trick to get you to smoke
again. Don't fall for them.
It's not easy to do but following these tips will
automatically give you the upper hand.
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