Friday, April 22, 2011

Quit Smoking Cold Turkey

Forget about quitting smoking "forever." Nicotine dependency is real and permanent as alcoholism. Don't play games with yourself. Treating a nicotine addiction as little habit is a recipe for relapse. There is no such thing as just one puff. You have an addiction and it will be with you till the end. But you are still able not to smoke on everyday basis. Maybe you will die with addiction never feeded with another puff. It's your choice. Try "one day at a time" strategy, do not insist on quitting forever, otherwise on which day will you celebrate?

To quit smoking cold turkey you need nothing more but time and will power. But remember that education, more information about fighting an addiction, getting new behavioral skills, and ongoing support can easily triple you chances for success.

Anyway you need to get in a healthy mindset. Start exercising more and make an effort to eat healthy. This is hard because you might feel sick from cigarette cravings. A large part of quitting is mental, so getting into a healthy mindset is all important.

Also remember to drink lots of fluids, especially water. There is a good chance you might feel sick, so staying hydrated is critical. Make sure your friends and family are aware of your intention to quit smoking so that they can support you. If certain friends used to smoke with you a lot, tell them not to smoke around you while you are trying to quit smoking.

No matter how long you've smoked, how old you are, or how seriously you've damaged your health, it's never too late to stop your nicotine addiction, and start the most acute period of healing that your mind and body have likely ever known.