Healthy Ways to Quit Smoking

Many people are smokers but in recent times with emphasis being placed on health many people are trying to quit. This can be quite hard for people that don’t know how to begin or have no support to do so. A few of the basics for quitting come in the form a mental state of mind. Potential quitters need to focus on the goals, why they are quitting and what they want to achieve. This is more easily obtainable if there is a strong support group around that can help in the moments of feeling doubt.

It is also important to be able to have a distraction. There is always a moment when temptation occurs. Smokers are used to using their hands and mouth a lot and it tends to be at this point that a smoker will pick up a cigarette just to have something to do. Distractions are very important at this point. Taking walks, chewing gum, drinking water or simply talking to someone are common techniques people use to both distract their mind and also occupy their hands and mouth.

When quitting it is the nicotine hit that smokers miss. It is hard to quit instantly as the withdrawal can be severe and result in relapsing. Some people will take the process slowly. There are various different options for this. Some use nicotine gum or nicotine patches. There is also another very good option that many people have used successfully and that is quitting with Swedish snus. Swedish snus contains nicotine but rather than smoking it, it comes in the form of a little pouch of tobacco that is tucked under the top lip. Users still get the hit of nicotine but without the smoke that comes attached and has proven to be quite a successful method.

There are many ways to quit, but they all need time, perseverance and support. With determination it can be achieved.