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Effective Methods to Help You Quit Smoking.

February 15, 2020 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( We are all familiar with the health risks associated with smoking tobacco. However, that does not make it any easier for those trying to kick the habit.. Whether you are a tobacco addict or an occasional smoker, quitting can prove to be tough. The cravings and urges can overpower you, and that is why you need to start with a plan to quit successfully.

It takes one step at a time and to help you overcome the urges and temptations, here are a few methods that you can try out.

Nicotine placement therapy

You can seek the help of an expert and try nicotine replacement therapy to help you get over the strong urge of smoking. This therapy comes in different choices, including a nasal spray prescription, over the counter gums and nicotine patches and medications like varenicline to help you stop smoking. There are considered short-acting solutions because they only help you overcome the intense craving, but that does not mean that the urge will not be back. They are the safest and most recommended.

Switch to e-cigarettes

This is by far the most effective and best-rated way to help you get over smoking. E-cigs act similarly to nicotine replacement therapy. The e-cigarette contains nicotine, the same substance you will find in tobacco cigarettes only that in this case, you will not find tobacco and tar, and you can regulate your nicotine intake. This means that after vaping, you will get a similar satisfaction as you would after smoking cigarettes, but this one is safer and poses less  threats to your health. E-cigs are also environmentally friendly, super discrete and come in  stylish looks and flavors. Vaping has gained a lot of attention lately as an excellent alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, and this has led to a tremendous increase in demand for the product. The rise in demand has resulted in a rise in providers coming up every day and claiming to offer the best, and you should, therefore, be cautious to ensure that your product is high quality.

Identify and avoid your triggers

You can quit smoking naturally, but only if you know exactly what triggers the cravings. It could be that you only smoke when you are idle or stressed. It could also be that the urge to smoke only comes when you think of a particular meal. The kind of people or places you hang around could also be the cause. Determine the exact cause and try as much as you can to avoid it.

Working out

Exercising and getting physical is the best way to distract yourself from the cravings. You do not necessarily have to go to the gym to achieve this. Even simple exercises such as running can help you to kick out the intense urge.

These are some of the effective ways and tips to help you quit smoking successfully. There is no day like today to finally get over the habit fully.

Staff Writer; Gary Love

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