Today, May 31, marks World No Tobacco Day. Quitting smoking is no piece of cake, rather it is a long and difficult journey. If you’ve decided to quit smoking then you have made the right decision. Quitting smoking will not only improve your health but also the lives of those around you.
In this journey, you will experience withdrawal symptoms and mood swings but with the right game plan, you can effectively quit smoking. Here are hacks that will help you tackle your smoking habit.
Make A Quit Plan
You need to make a proper plan to quit smoking. Make a diet plan that involves fruits, vegetables, cheese, water, fresh fruit juices, etc. Also, develop healthy post-meal habits to divert your mind from smoking.
To ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce smoking craving, do morning workouts like 30 min walk and stretches.
Join Support Groups
To help you with your no-smoking journey, you can talk to family, friends or you can also join support services like counseling or therapies where you can talk to doctors about your withdrawals and struggles. They will give you advice, remedies, and medication to help you stop smoking.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Rather than going cold turkey, go for nicotine replacement products like nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, sprays, and inhalers. This will reduce the withdrawal symptoms and cravings for cigarettes.
There are many other approaches to quitting smoking such as avoid being a smoker companion, try to stay around non-smoker friends, and clean your house by getting rid of anything that reminds you of smoking like lighters and ashtrays.
Practice these hacks every day until your withdrawals are gone