Thursday, December 27, 2007

Exercise is Better Way to Boost Metabolism than Smoking

Exercise is Better Way to Boost your Metabolism than SmokingCigarette smoking forces the heart to beat faster. The smoker's heart may beat up to 20 times more per minute, when a cigarette is inhaled. Smokers should know that the most common cause of smoking-related death is extra stress on the heart by smoking. A smoking habit of 20 cigarettes a day puts the same amount of stress on the heart as 90 pounds of extra weight would.

When smoker stops smoking, heart rate slows down somewhat, causing metabolism to drop slightly. Even with retarded metabolism, which is the signal to a slight weight gain, smoker can take steps to build metabolic rate back up in ways that benefit health rather than destroy it, as smoking does. If weight gain due to quitting smoking is something you fear or is a reality you are struggling with, use exercise to boost metabolism and minimize weight gain.

Exercise burns calories and boosts metabolism for up to 24 hours after working out. Nicotine use triggers the release of dopamine in the brain, a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Exercise also releases this same brain chemical, but in a healthy way that allows us to enjoy the pleasant effects of dopamine without risking our health to do it. Exercise breaks down fat and releases it into the bloodstream.

Increase your level of daily activity, this will help you keep your weight stable as you recover from nicotine addiction and provide you with other important benefits as well, but be sure to check in with your doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen, especially if you wasn't active before.

Take five.
The next time you feel tense or have the urge to smoke, head out for a brisk 5-minute walk up the street and back. It works wonders for snapping you out of a bad mood and gets your heart pumping too.

Park at the back of the lot.
Do not patrol the parking lot looking for the space that is closest to the entrance of the building. Head for the back of the lot and take advantage of the opportunity to add a few more steps to your day.

Use the stairs.
Even if you climb the stairs every other time you need to move from one level to another, you are benefiting your health and helping your waistline.

Get your hands dirty.
Otherwise known as gardening, digging in the dirt is good for the spirit. And yes, it burns calories too.

Breathe deep and embrace your yard work.
Everything from mowing the lawn to raking leaves counts as exercise, and potentially a significant amount at that.

Use housework as a tool.
While this may not be the way you'd prefer to get your exercise, housework is a part of daily life for just about all of us. Make the most of yours by doing your household chores at a strong, steady pace. You will burn more calories than you might imagine.

Also, try to schedule time for sports a few times a week as you move through the smoking cessation process. Walking and swimming are two low-impact activities that are good for just about everyone. And remember, be sure to get your doctor's approval before committing to a new exercise routine.

Swimming is a very low impact way to exercise your body and refresh yourself at the same time. If you don't have a local club that offers public swims, check with area hotels. They often allow non-guests to use their pool/exercise facilities for a small fee.

Whether it is in your living room to a piece of favorite music, or a night out at the club with friends, dancing is a fun way to be active. You don't have to be a good dancer to enjoy this form of exercise and burn many calories while you're at it.

A good pair of walking shoes is the only equipment you need to get started with this form of exercise. Walk the neighborhood on sunny days, or, if the weather is bad, walk the circumference of the mall. Or use a treadmill to get your daily steps in indoors.

Bicycling is a wonderful way to work your body while enjoying the benefits of being outdoors. Pack a water bottle and a light snack, and head out on your bike to explore your surroundings.

Strength Training
Especially important for those of us who are getting older, strength training builds muscle mass and slows bone loss while boosting metabolic rate.

Yoga improves balance while strengthening the body. It also benefits mood by helping us let go of stress that we often unconsciously carry along with us day to day. If you have never tried yoga, follow the link below to learn more about it.

Every little bit of movement counts when it comes to fighting quitting smoking weight gain, not to mention general health benefits. Be creative and committed to adding regular exercise into your life, and think of physical activity as an important tool in your quitting smoking toolbox. Use it to boost metabolism, mood, and ultimately, your motivation to successful nicotine addiction quitting and healthy, vivid life.

by the courtesy of Quit Smoking Pro

Friday, December 21, 2007

Make Cold Turkey Works for You

Prepare to Make Cold Turkey Works for YouThe quit smoking cold turkey solution is the most popular quitting method because almost any smoker break away from addiction turning to it. Cold turkey is easy to try, but many people only fail and turn to drugs and other methods to quit. To success with quit smoking cold turkey understand that in the first days following the quit smoking cold turkey cessation process you will feel very irritated and tired. But you should know that after few days the severe irritability will pass.

To decrease severity of nicotine cravings ex-smoker should drink a lot of water. Whenever you feel the craving take a walk or do some exercises. Calling a friend when you feel like smoking is another suggestion that can help the quit smoking cold turkey method. These small tips can help you succeed in using the quit smoking cold turkey method.

The quit smoking cold turkey method is free and this is why so many try it, but the fact is that people associate this radical solution with a strong willpower and total self-control. The quit smoking cold turkey method is very straight, but you should prepare yourself. Your desire to be smoke free should be stronger than the need for cigarette. The quit smoking cold turkey refers to something done without preparation, but you better prepare to make this solution works for you and let you succeed in your quit smoking process.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Don't Try to Cut Down – Just Go Cold Turkey

Don't Try to Cut Down – Just Go Cold TurkeyIf you want to quit smoking without drug and patches, you can use two approaches. The first is to quit gradually by cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke until you are not smoking at all. The second way is to quit cold turkey.

Which is the better method to quit smoking? Statistics have shown that those who set a quit date and then quit cold turkey have a much better success rate than those who try to cut down on their cigarette consumption daily.

The reason that quitting smoking cold turkey might work better than cutting down gradually is because once the smoker strikes the quit date they are in a invariable position with their craving. They cannot just say, "Oh, one more today is not going to hurt."

In addition, smokers who are cutting down the cigarettes are still surrounded by all the triggers for smoking including the lighter and the cigarette pack. This is like telling a heroin addict not to do heroin while at the same time giving them a needle and ounce of the drug.

Cutting down on cigarettes before an actual quit date seems to help. Also, to reduce your smoking before quit date try to buy only one pack at a time, change brands each time, and give your cigarettes to someone else to hold, so that you have to ask for one every time you want to smoke.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Already Quitted? What's your next goal?

Quit Smoking Life Goals

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

Many ex-smokers forgot about their struggle with smoking, all quitting smoking drama, and finally forgot their pride of leaving this unmitigated evil behind not long after smoking cessation process. There is no doubt that it's not good to forget any experience, and it's not good to stop self-perfection process.

Do you remember a man that gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food? He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. So, maybe, it is not good idea to implement new great life changes for ex-smoker, who quitted smoking three or less months ago, it is too early to make some other movements. However, it's not good if you can't praise yourself for something more than one year old quitting smoking triumph. You must have some further ideas of self-development.

First, ex-smoker needs to give priority to personal goals, but, certainly, one of the most important goals is health. Many of ex-smokers not have the time in their busy schedule (or have strong enough reasons) to implement a balanced and healthy lifestyle, but ex-smoker should try to follow through plain health principles such as enough sleep, a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.

Goal setting is a powerful process that helps ex-smoker choose where to go in life. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. Decide what you want to do with your life, and what major goals you want to achieve, and then divide these into the smaller and smaller aims that you must strike to reach your lifetime goals. Finally, once you have your plan, start working on it.

When you have achieved a goal, take the time to enjoy the satisfaction of having done so, as you did when finally quitted. With the experience of having achieved this goal, observe the progress you have made towards other goals. Adjust your goals regularly to reflect growth in your knowledge and experience, and if some goals do not hold any magnetism any longer, then let them go.

Goal setting is an important technique of motivating yourself; deciding what is important for you to achieve in your life; separating what is important from what is irrelevant, or a distraction; and building your self-confidence, based on successful achievement of goals. If you don't already set goals, do so, starting now. As you make this method part of your life, you will wonder how you did without it!

by the courtesy of Quit Smoking Pro

Friday, November 9, 2007

Companies Forbidding Smoking in Private Lives

Companies Forbidding Smoking in Private LivesA growing number of companies in Florida are forbidding their workers from smoking not only at work, but also in their private lives. Westgate Resorts, the largest private employer in Central Florida, has banned smoking and won't budge from a policy of not hiring smokers and firing employees who do smoke.

"When I found out it was legal to discriminate against smokers, I put the policy in place. If you are too stupid to understand that smoking is going to kill you, then we are going to tell you that if you want to work for our company, you will not smoke," Westgate president and CEO David Seigel said. Seigel also said that the policy was prompted by the death of his close friend - a heavy smoker who died of cancer.

Seigel said his policy is cost effective and said since it went into effect, health insurance claims have gone down significantly - making insurance more affordable for employees. The concern for privacy groups is that policies could extend beyond health issues. "Anything we can do that is legal and not discriminatory, we will do," Seigel said. "If you are an alcoholic and we have the right to fire you, we will do so. And if you are obese and there is a way for us not to hire you or to fire you, we will do that, too."

Several Westgate employees were found leaving his building and smoking in a nearby strip mall. Seigel said if those smokers will be disciplined and assisted to quit smoking, when the non-smoking policy initially went into effect he gave employees a year to stop smoking and opportunities to receive counseling, patches and other smoking cessation programs.

Friday, October 26, 2007

How to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey?

How to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey?Do you know that reasons for quitting smoking and even problems with smoking cessation vary with age? Older smokers name different reasons to quit smoking compared with younger smokers. In most cases, it is connected with major health problems. Younger smokers attributed their reasons for quitting to the cost of cigarettes, tobacco odor, and general health concerns.

Also younger smokers were more likely than older smokers to report concerns of weight gain, stress management, fear of failure, handling social situations, and cravings as obstacles to quitting smoking. Young smokers believe that trying to quit "cold turkey" is best method, when in reality, only small quantity of smokers achieve long-term abstinence from smoking without professional help.

Physicians tell us that "The more we know about what motivates smokers to quit their habit and what personal obstacles they face in doing so, the more we can tailor smoking cessation programs to fit the individual needs of our patients." In reality all these programs should be individual, but it's hard to imagine and definitely will cost a smoker a pretty penny.

And what's about most popular "cold turkey" free method? Yes, going cold turkey or relying on willpower to quit smoking most often ends in failure, but this failure can teach you a great lesson. Using this failure or even several failures you are able to create your own successful quit smoking program. You will learn how your mind makes you believe that you really need another cigarette, and you will not be same blockhead next time.

There are countless ways to quit smoking, and the majority of smokers have tried their hands at most of them. Nicotine replacement therapies like gum, patches, and other drugs tend to send people into long and painful period of withdrawal that eventually causes them to start smoking again. And sometimes smokers cannot gather enough strength to repeat this process.

Cold turkey method also needs all smoker's power to succeed, but free from additional expenses and helps you to find your own guaranteed way to quit smoking for good. Just doesn't be panic if you failed in your cold turkey challenge. Your failure means that you need another chance only. And this time your experience will help you to succeed.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Do Not Even Try to Quit Smoking

Do Not Even Try to Quit SmokingAre you trying to quit smoking, but fail every time? Well, most probably you fixated on the idea of quitting smoking. Maybe you are thinking about quitting smoking all the time. These thoughts slowly change to the idea to smoke another cigarette, and after some time, one more. You think that it is impossible to break down this order. This chain seems to be as firm as steel chain.

It is impossible to quit smoking, really. If you think that it's just a question of willpower, you probably will fail in every attempt to quit smoking. If you think that you stand upon the idea to quit smoking, you most likely will not succeed. When you are talking about quitting smoking, it seems that you are talking about losing some part of your life. If you tell your friends that you are going to quit smoking, almost all of them will certainly doubt that your attempt will be successful. And in all probability, they are going to be right.

The meaning of phrase "quit smoking" is doubtful. If you have slept for 8 hours, you definitely quit smoking 8 hours ago. If you have seen movie in cinema you quit smoking 2 hours ago. What is the difference between these people and those ones, who stopped smoking 1 month ago, or even 1 year ago? There are many examples when people return to smoking after long abstention from it. These people do not quit smoking; they just did not smoke for some time.

Do you think that it is possible to quit smoking? You haven't stopped to read this article yet, so you think that it is possible to quit smoking somehow. You hope that author of this article will tell you some magic and easy ways to quit smoking that will help you to quit smoking fast and pain-free. No, it will not happen. Most of smokers will go through negative experience during smoking cessation process. Nicotine addiction is strong, and there is no way to relieve you of responsibility for your past decision to be nicotine addict. It is impossible to forget taste of your "favorite" cigarettes. You will remember this taste even when you will be 100 years old and it will be no problem for you to light up and smoke a cigarette.

Do you want to know how you can live without cigarettes and without nicotine addiction? To begin with, stop thinking about quitting smoking. Accent your intentions on a healthy lifestyle, your life goals, and the joy of life. Life will return favor to you without fail. If you do not smoke for some time, please, enjoy you smokeless life, enjoy fragrance of flowers, feel your own quality perfume, be glad that your family is free from secondhand smoke. You should feel more power, enjoy more spare time, more money and use these resources better than before.

You should know what you will do during a coffee break, when you will have knotty problem, or find yourself in stress situation. The best way to deal with this kind of problems is positive thinking. Just say: "I am happy and successful person, I solved my nicotine addiction problem and I am going to solve this new problem without cigarettes too".

If you are grateful for the opportunity to continue your life without harmful smoke, if you are happy every new day, and can do something for this positive perception of the world, you will never return to hopeless routine of everyday smoking. Think positively, feel joy of life, live without smoke.

by the courtesy of Quit Smoking Pro

Monday, October 1, 2007

Smoking Will Surprise You Someday

It is the great 37sec video by smokenders. It seems that smokers rarely understand that their lives revolve around smoking dangers every day. This type of surprise sounds like news that you have COPD or cancer. At the same time it is like a car accident, everything is ok, you drive smoothly, when suddenly boom! Everything broken…

Turn on your speakers and hit PLAY to have some fun!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

How to Deal With Cold Turkey Cravings

How to Deal With Cold Turkey CravingsAre there any easy ways to quit smoking at all? Certainty there are many ways to break the smoking habit, but none of them are truly easy. One of the most effective ways to quit smoking is to stop smoking completely without any type of drug or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This way is commonly known as cold turkey.

The cold turkey method is not fast or easy. Smoking is a physical and emotional addiction that's as strong - if not stronger - than any other drug addiction. Al smokers, who ever tried to break the habit, know how difficult it can be to quit. For every one, who is going to quit smoking, one of your biggest challenges will be cravings. They can strike at any time, they are expected, but it is still hard to resist. After you get through your first day, the withdrawals start.

The intensity of the withdrawals depends on how much nicotine you normally intake. Withdraws include, but are not limited to: irritability, nausea, shakes, and insomnia. If you used a large amount of nicotine a day, you should expect to feel intense withdrawals and be pretty much useless for the first few days. Whenever a craving strikes, try one of these tips:

Relax: If you feel a craving, find a quiet place to sit. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing so it becomes deep and rhythmic. Relax your body as much as possible. Just ten minutes of relaxation may be all it takes to get rid of your craving.

Exercise: Create natural, feel good endorphins that give us a rush of pleasure with exercise. Next time you feel a craving, immediately head outside for a walk. Try to do some simple breathing exercise. Exercise helps get energy and beat that craving for a smoke.

Get Support: Get help of a support network, whether it's friends, family, co-workers or an online message forum. When you feel the urge to smoke, call or chat with someone in your support network. Just getting support from your loved ones can remind you why you chose to quit smoking in the first place. Ask your friends and family to support you.

Educate yourself: Go online, visit the library or access your own resources to read about nicotine addiction. Stay focused on your desire to quit smoking. If you feel a craving strike, start rereading all your quitting resources.

Quitting smoking can be one of the most difficult challenges you ever try to accept. But with knowledge and willpower - plus a little creativity - you can fight the cravings and be on your way to a smoke-free life!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Reasons to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

Reasons to Quit Smoking Cold TurkeyGoing to quit smoking cold turkey is a life changing decision and it is best to make it with as much information as you can get. Cold turkey is one of the oldest and widely used methods to help people quit smoking. People who quit smoking cold turkey ultimately choose not to use any quit smoking aids to help them stop smoking. Contrary to the popular beliefs of those selling quitting aids, about 90% of all long-term successful ex-smokers quit smoking cold turkey. There are a quite a few people, I know, who have quit smoking cold turkey. So I know it can be done! There's a number of good reasons to quit smoking cold turkey, finding the right one for you is what matters most.

You should consider the facts if you decide to quit smoking cold turkey:

When making the choice to quit smoking cold turkey, it is imperative to understand that withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, fatigue and more, may be fairly intense, but they will wane after just a few days. This time is the most difficult because you might feel sick from withdrawal. You may have none or just one or two withdrawal symptoms because they will differ from person to person and from time to time. Doing a little extra research on the possible withdrawals will help prepare you to better deal with them if you do experience them.

Another imperative element you will need to quit smoking cold turkey is support. Support from others is a key element in helping you throughout the entire quit smoking process and beyond. That is why you should get all of the stop smoking support that you can in order to quit for good. People who actively arrange a support system for their stop smoking goals are more likely to succeed.

While having strong willpower is imperative, ultimately your success depends on how badly you want to quit and whether or not you believe you can do it. Most people who have tried to stop smoking have been unsuccessful due to the method they chose to help them stop smoking. Techniques like taking a walk or calling a friend when you feel like smoking will help you to be able to be successful while you are trying to quit smoking. The good news is, if you are not a winner trying to quit smoking cold turkey, then you will be happy to know that there are other effectual treatments available.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Help a friend to quit smoking

Support a friend goal to stop smoking with enthusiasm and vigor. The power of a supportive family member or friend is amazing to anyone who is trying to quit smoking. Many people that are close to a smoker do not know how to encourage them without being a nag. Encouragement is a wonderful gift to your friend or family member and can easily be accomplished. You do not need special skills to encourage... You just need a kind heart and a willingness to listen.

It is important not to be overly focused on helping the person become smokeless. Instead, use encouraging words to let your friend or family member know that you are there for them if they need anything. Becoming smoke-free is a long and difficult process. Your job as the encourager is to help your friend forget about the mistakes or slip-ups and encourage all the progress they are making. Most smokers do have an occasional slip up, do not encourage a slip up but don’t berate your friend when one happens. Everyone is human and will make mistakes; it is what happens after the mistake that counts. Help your friend get back on track to reaching their non-smoking goal.

Nicotine and tobacco are very addictive substances that can take months or even years to truly get out of a person’s system. Even after quitting some smokers say they continue to have urges to start smoking again. Your loved one will welcome your continued support as they struggle to stay smoke-free. Help your friend or family member no matter how they have decided to quit smoking.

You do not have to be a counselor to be good at encouraging. Simply be there for your friend or family member as they struggle to quit smoking. Encourage them every moment you get and they will soon have control over their desire to stop smoking. Remember that every person is going to quit smoking in a different way, so be supportive of the way your friend has decided to quit smoking and do not judge them.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cold turkey is not the only way

When looking at methods to quit smoking it is important to ask yourself the question, Is it too good to be true? Use caution when looking at methods to quit smoking. Common quit smoking methods include, laser therapy, hypnotism, acupuncture, nicotine replacement products, prescription drugs, programs, and ebooks. Oh yah, don’t forget about quitting smoking "cold turkey." Out of all these different quit smoking methods, which one will work for you? When determining which method may work best for you consider the following:

- Do you believe in it? Lets take for example hypnotism. If you believe hypnotism is a bunch of hooey then this may not be the method you wish to choose to quit smoking.

- What does it cost? Just think how much money you would save each week if you were to quit smoking. The money you could save by not smoking could be significant but that may not mean you have the financial means to go with any quit smoking method. For example; laser therapy can be costly and multiple treatments may be required.

- Is it a good fit for me? When considering methods to quit smoking it is important to evaluate the ones that fit your life style. What do you think will work for you? If you know nothing about acupuncture you may either want to learn about it or choose a different method to quit smoking. No matter which method you choose it is a good idea to learn about that method. Get any questions you have about side effects or concerns answered.

- What has worked for me in the past? Maybe you have quit before only to start up months or years later for what ever reason. If it worked for you in the past it could very well work for you again.

- Is it a complete and comprehensive quit smoking plan that will teach me how to quit smoking? To be honest you can’t just pop a pill and quit smoking. No matter which method you choose there will be some work involved. Choose a quit smoking method that provides you will a plan on how to quit smoking.

Making the decision to quit smoking is the beginning to living a smoke-free life. Quitting smoking "cold turkey" is not the only way to quit smoking. There are many different quit smoking methods that have proven to be effective for people whom have quit smoking. To be successful in your efforts to quit smoking find the method that you think would suit you best and do your homework. If you don’t succeed at first, don’t give up. Studies have shown that it may take several tries to quit smoking, but don’t use that as an excuse to smoke.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Quit Smoking with the Help of Hypnotherapy

It is known that the people who try to quit smoking have problems. Why does this happen? This happens due to the nicotine addiction. The physical problems usually disappear after a week or so since the last smoke. The real problem is the psychological addiction. Here the hypnotherapy quit smoking treatment is the best solution for many smokers who want to quit but can't.

Hypnotherapy is a process that involves both the hypnotherapist and the smoker. The hypnotherapy quit smoking treatment is now recognized to be one of the most successful ways of helping people quit smoking for good. Although the techniques vary from one hypnotherapist to another, the basic principle of the hypnotherapy quit smoking treatment is the same. Hypnotherapy quit smoking treatment is about making the human mind to stop wanting to smoke.

This treatment is trying to change your feelings towards smoking in order to help you quit. During the hypnosis state, the therapist is giving suggestions to its patient regarding what should he do next time he wants to smoke. The first step of the hypnotherapy quit smoking treatment is a discussion between the therapist and the patient, conversation that will determine what the doctor should do next and how to do it as well.

The next step of the hypnotherapy quit smoking method is the hypnosis procedure itself. The hypnotherapist will guide you with his voice into a state where your body and mind are relaxed, almost asleep. During this state, the therapist will induce the desire to stop smoking into your mind. The hypnotherapy quit smoking treatment has no danger. If at any time you feel bad and you want to end the session, although hypnotized, you will be able to do this. After one hypnotherapy quit smoking session, you have great chances that you won't smoke again.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Stop Smoking is Easy with Help

If you are in need of support to halt smoking cigarettes, there are assortments of different places you can turn. From natural cease smoking cigarettes goods to stop smoking cigarettes antidepressant drugs, there are numerous different ways to quit smoking. You may also join a quit smoking help association to get aid to stop smoking cigarettes, and multitudinous non-profit organizations offer smoking free videos to supply additional quit smoking tips. No matter which process you choose, the most important aspect of trying to stop smoking cigarettes is the truthful desire to be smoke-free and well again. A focused mind is one of the most powerful forces in the universe.

There are many prescription drugs that provide aid to stop smoking cigarettes. Quit smoking cigarettes antidepressant drugs are becoming increasingly popular as doctors realize that smokers tend to be more depressive than the rest of the general population. By treating these depressive symptoms while also reducing nicotine cravings, medication smoking stop treatment has proven to be highly productive in helping individuals to stop smoking cigarettes.

If you are wary of medication to assist stop smoking cigarettes, you might consider one of the natural stop smoking cigarettes products on the market today. There is a growing market for laser smoking cessation treatments and acupuncture cessation smoking methods. Both of these stop smoking cigarettes aids work to boost your endorphin levels, giving you a high of sorts that blocks some of the nicotine cravings that make people begin smoking again. These additional stop smoking cigarettes methods do not have much scientific research to back them up, but there are many individual reports that state that the laser smoking stop therapy worked in one or two treatment sessions.

In addition to these commodities, you can also find aid to stop smoking cigarettes at your local grocery store or drugstore. Nicotine replacement stop smoking aids provide smokers with a means to manage their cravings and to gradually diminish their dependence on nicotine. These stop smoking cigarettes products come in the forms of nicotine gum, the patch and a smoking cessation shot. All of these methods help to cut down a person’s dependency on nicotine, and they lend a hand to reduce the symptoms connected with the nicotine withdrawal process. These symptoms can be somewhat severe if an individual stops smoking cold turkey. However, there are varieties of stop smoking methods that make the process easier than it has ever been.

Even if you try to quit without the aid of medication or nicotine supplements, you will even need help to stop smoking cigarettes. This help can come in the form of quit smoking support groups, friends, family or co-workers. The more people you have supporting you on you voyage toward superior health, the better off you will be. You can also turn to any number of non-profit organizations to receive the help you need.

Monday, July 9, 2007

How To Quit Smoking Cold Turkey for Good

When you think of quitting cold turkey style, do you think it is going to be hard? Well actually, it is not as bad as you think. Most smokers who quit smoking the cold turkey way have a better chance of quitting for good. There is no easy way to quit and there is no other way to quit. Smoking less does not mean you have quit smoking and that’s why other methods of quitting do not really work.

To really quit smoking cold turkey you will have to give it up all together and if means not hanging out with your friends on a Saturday night at the club then don’t The worse thing you can do is quit for a month then go out to a club see everyone smoking and get tempted to go back. Once you go back it gets harder and harder to stop. Each time you quit then go back, quitting the next time around isn’t the same because you know that its there and you can always go back to it.

However lucky for you there are many methods you can quit smoking cold turkey. The first cold turkey method is to quit and just eat or munch on things when you feel the need. And you can pick up a new hobby like painting or figure painting to kill time and stop you from thinking of smoking.

The next quit smoking cold turkey way is self-hypnosis, which is by listening to recordings that help to reprogram you mind while you sleep. It is a very popular method right now and it works really well. The cold turkey way is a lot better if you also have a hobby on the side.

The next cold turkey way is the nicotine patches that you use while you sleep and while at work or out. This cold turkey method is highly effective especially when your body starts craving for nicotine.

For optimal results you should combine all these quit smoking cold turkey methods together and you will notice the real difference when quitting. Last but not least, another popular quit smoking method is to see therapy or a quit smoking support group. Speaking with other smoking addicts who are quitting just like you can help you feel that you are not alone. You can also speak with people who have already quit and are there for your moral support.

Support groups will benefit you in the long term because if you’re thinking of smoking again in about 6 months visit your quit smoking support group and they’ll be able to advise you. So, quit smoking the cold turkey way is the most effective method and you can try doing it today or tomorrow it is really up to you.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

One of the most popular and well-known ways to quit smoking is cold turkey. Someone even say that the only way to quit smoking is to not smoke anymore. For some people it is easier to quit smoking using the cold turkey method than by using any other technique. Anyway, cold turkey is the method by which the smoker has great chances of success. It may also be the most difficult due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms.

You should know that you are ready to quit, first of all. Secondly, you need to know that you do not get anything useful from smoking, that is one of the most important things for people to be able to quit. If you are not feeling the bad health effects of smoking, you are probably not sure that smoking is going to kill you; instead, maybe you feel that smoking help you to relax and to feel balanced.

Nicotine is addictive, it is a powerfully addictive drug, and the only way to get that drug out of your system is to detoxify. In case of quitting smoking cold turkey the smoker can stop delivering nicotine altogether. After three days, the nicotine is out of your system, but cravings for an occasional cigarette may continue, but not to a physical dependence. Once the smoker stops, withdrawal will end within two weeks.

If you want to quit more than you want to smoke, and you believe that you can quit, you will likely be successful. Quitting smoking cold turkey associated with enormous will power, while having will power is important, if you think you can quit smoking, nothing can come in your way.