Smoking is not only a nasty habit, but it destroys your health and wallet as well. But, quitting is hell on earth – at least, that’s what smokers say. Here is an article from a guest author that just might help anyone trapped in this awful habit.
Smoking is a habit that does you no favors at all. If you’re a nicotine addict like the rest of us, now is a good time to kick your habit. From e cigs to more exercise there are all kinds of ways to make sure that you kick it for good.
Let’s start by giving you a list of reasons to quit smoking – in other words reasons to start thinking about using ecigarettes instead. Nearly everyone who stops smoking does so for reasons of health. As the habit runs their life they become aware of the potential complications they will get later on: laryngeal cancer; pancreatic cancer; lung cancer. Heart disease; all sorts of nasty pulmonary complications; and strokes. All great reasons to start thinking about e cigs and not tobacco ones.
Quitting smoking in favour of ecigarettes is about more than simply cleaning up your lungs, minimising your risk of getting cancer and heart disease and ensuring that your skin looks better. When you start using e cigs you stop harming people around you. There’s no second hand smoke, which means there is no risk of your habit passing bad things onto other people. Innocent bystanders, I like to call them, hit by the fallout from your cigarette smoking habit.
When you use ecigarettes you save money, you lose the stained teeth and rabbit breath that comes with regular smoking and you start to notice that more people talk to you in bars. The opposite sex finds you more attractive. Remember how you used to think you looked cool when you smoked? You didn’t. You look much cooler with e cigs in your mouth.
Take a moment to imagine just how much cash you burn when you buy cigarettes. If you sit down and work out how much you spend per week on cigarettes and multiply that by 52 you’ll come up with a horrifying figure for your annual tobacco expenditure.
Use ecigarettes instead and you’ll cut that figure by so much that you can probably afford to go on holiday next year. And your lungs won’t be slowly dying inside you.
E cigs are the start – but you need more than an electronic cigarette to get you through the initial non smoking period. Set a date to quit on and stick to it. Find a partner who is also looking to give up smoking and quit together. The support you will be able to give each other is invaluable.
Any ex smoker will tell you that support was a huge part of their success.
Tell all your friends and close family that you intend to stop using tobacco. Tell them you are going to try ecigarettes instead. They’ll rally round and support you, which will make you feel even less like you are doing this all by yourself.
Use e cigs in combination with taking exercise. You will need something to replace the habit of smoking and exercise is a great alternative for obvious reasons. Why not get buff while you quit – then you’ll be even more attractive than you already are!
The key to long term quitting is to identify the causes of your smoking. Why do you smoke in the first place? Monitor every time you reach for the ecigarettes or e cigs. Why are you doing it? Stress? Boredom? List the causes and learn to spot them coming. Then you won’t have a problem anymore.