Plan in advance how you are going to respond to stress without turning to cigarettes. Your smoking life was filled with reacting to stress by lighting a cigarette. You’re less likely to give in to this temptation if you put a plan in place for dealing with stress. It’s wise to have more than just one idea in case your first idea doesn’t seem to be helping enough.
If you are trying to kick the smoking habit, counseling may be a good option to try. There are sometimes emotional factors influencing people to smoke. By dealing with the issue, it can help any urges to smoke disappear. If counseling is of interest to you, speak with your physician for a referral. Numerous scientific studies have proven the addictive nature of cigarettes. Living without cigarettes is hard because of this. Educate yourself on strategies that have worked for other people to maximize your chances of success. Remember how important it is to stay strong, even through your most difficult times, in order to quit smoking. Keep your motivations in mind, so that you can succeed and kick the habit. Keep this advice in mind and to help you stay on the path to being a former smoker. “Not One Puff Ever” or “Nope” should be your mantra. It’s easy to convince yourself during the heat of the moment that one cigarette won’t hurt anything, but it can undo days, weeks, months, or years of hard work and dedication. Remind yourself of the damage that “just one” can do before the urge ever strikes.