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if you smoke 20 or ore cigarettes a day try the step one.
QUIT SMOKING FOR LESS THAN IT COSTS TO SMOKE!!
First lets talk facts. Did you know that:
Women who smoke have 3 times the risk of dying earlier, it puts them at a greater risk for heart disease than male smokers.
Secondhand smoke has a higher concentration of carcinogens (cancer causing agents)
Secondhand smoke is classified as a “known human carcinogen” (cancer-causing agent) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US National Toxicology Program, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization.
Cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals and at least 69 are known to cause cancer.
20 of the chemicals are known to cause breast cancer.
Second hand smoke can cause lung cancer, asthma and asthma related illnesses, and respiratory tract infections.
Its never to late to quit smoking. Your body can heal the damage caused by smoking.
The surgeon general reports that Once a smoker quits, the risk for heart attack drops significantly after a year,
strokes after 2-5 years, and certain cancers after 5 years and lung cancer drops by half after 10 years drops.
Go to your health care professional
There are medications you can get that are designed to stop cravings.
If you are enrolled in a public healthcare program, they also offer programs to quit smoking.
You can begin by slowing down today.
And for those of you who are able to go cold turkey, then just do it.
Let your friends and family know that you are quitting.
Ask that if they smoke the refrain from smoking around you.
Set a date to quit.
Get rid of all cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters and matches.
Make a plan on what you will do to help reduce cravings.
But make a plan....
Write down why you want to quit smoking.
Do you want to feel better?
Do you want to live longer?
Do you want to be a good role model?
Do you want to be able to enjoy doing things uninterrupted?
Do you want more time to do the things you enjoy?
Do you want to save money?
Do you want to smell better?
Whatever it is, write it down.
If you were use to waking up first thing and smoking, try waking up a little later or drink a full glass of water
and go for a walk.
Was there a certain juice that made smoking taste terrible? try drinking it when you are craving.
Keep a journal on what you were doing when the craving hit. It can help you find patterns to correct.
Buy Nicotine gum,inhaler, nasal spray, patches or lozenges.
Or talk to your doctor about prescribing you Bupropion SR or Varenicline tartrate.
Start an exercise program
or any other form of exercise that appeals to you.
Even wii fitness!!
Play a video game.
Drink lots of water and other fluids. Starting a new hobby
Try to stick with healthy eating;
raw vegetables and fruits work great to munch on.
Meditation and hot baths
What to avoid?
Avoid Alcohol it reduces your chances of quitting, so try to refrain for a few weeks at least.
Avoid being around people who are smoking
Avoid being in stress filled environments.
You can do this, you are the only one who can control your life.
Life the life you want.
Be brave and courageous.
Reward yourself daily on your success!!!!