I want to quit smoking, what could be helpful?
Hi, I am 42 years old. I was a chain smoker. But I realized that my lungs capacity is decreasing day by day. I have decided to quit smoking. However I have no medical history of illness. I am getting persistent cough in the morning. My family members are upset on me due to my smoking habit. I want to quit smoking, but don't know how to initiate. To stop smoking, what are all the things I need to address or how to increase my determination? Please help me with your valuable suggestion.
@farhid Smoking tobacco is both a physical addiction and a psychological habit. The nicotine from cigarettes provides a temporary high addiction. Eliminating that regular fix of nicotine causes your body to experience physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Because of nicotine’s “feel good” effect on the brain, you may turn to cigarettes as a quick and reliable way to boost your outlook, relieve stress, and unwind. Smoking can also be a way of coping with depression, anxiety, or even boredom. Quitting means finding different, healthier ways to cope with those feelings. Smoking is also ingrained as a daily ritual. It may be an automatic response for you to smoke a cigarette with your morning coffee, while taking a break at work or on your commute home at the end of a hectic day. Or maybe your friends, family, or colleagues smoke, and it’s become part of the way you relate with them. To successfully stop smoking, you’ll need to address both the addiction and the habits and routines that go along with it. But it can be done. with the right support and quit plan, any smoker can kick the addiction—even if you’ve tried and failed multiple times before.