Stop Smoking Tips And Research Reports

By Eric L. Miller

Smoking is not good for your health so the need to quit it is of utmost importance. For habitual smokers, quitting smoking is not very easy to do. Nicotine in cigarettes is addictive so it will take a great amount of will power and determination to quit smoking.The following are some stop smoking tips that will help you quit smoking:Everyday, you can put aside some money whatever amount you spend on cigarettes into a piggy bank (or a jar). This money would otherwise have gone for the purchase of your cigarette. At the end of 100 days, you can use the amount saved to reward your family or yourself. You can go out for dinner or shopping, or whichever you choose.[]

Often enough, the key to stop smoking comes down to knowing what your triggers are and how to work around them. Nicotine is addictive, but humans are also creates and victims of habit. These habits are generally developed while you smoke over time, whether it's physical, psychological and so forth. For example, some may be addicted to the sensation of inhaling smoke, holding a cigarette in their hand or in their mouth.Some people may also be in a pattern that boils down to their daily routine, like smoking after meals, during stressful or emotional times, in the morning when they wake up, or while they're out socializing. Generally, it's about rewarding themselves, motivation, or to calm themselves down or to make themselves happy. These are psychological, physical and patterned behaviors.

Regardless if your approach is by weaning yourself off slowly, quitting cold turkey, or through other methods, breaking your pattern is important. This is something that can be achieved by recognizing your triggers and what you're doing when you grab your pack and smoke. If you are into the physical feeling of actually holding a cigarette or inhaling the smoke, you can try methods that work around this. For example, you can try eating carrot sticks that have been soaked in sugar water, taking deep breaths to simulate inhaling, having candy or licorice nearby, or trying electronic cigarettes.

The results? 43.3% of those who were "paid" attended all of the classes and 25.8% actually quit smoking. Only 20.2% of the other group attended classes and only 12.2% quit. Researchers used urine tests to confirm that those who said they had quit were telling the truth.What does this really tell us? The people who quit without any financial incentive probably really wanted to quit. If you read collections of stop smoking tips, as I have, you will see that one of the most important factors is the "desire" to quit.If you really need financial incentive, look at how much you spend on cigarettes every day. Even if you smoke a pack a day or less, you are spending about $100 per month on cigarettes. Make a promise to yourself right now that if you can quit for a month, you will spend that $100 on something that you really want.

If you happen to be quitting in order to save money or because you can't afford it, try to reward yourself with small treats as you can. You can set personal goals after you quit or cut back, saving up for an item that you normally couldn't afford or wouldn't normally splurge on. Even setting up a bank account for this purpose helps. You may also feel further motivated by knowing how much you're truly saving by quitting, especially due to the hike in taxes and prices.

Nicotine is not only physically addictive but mentally addictive too. The reason it is so difficult to quit smoking is because your psychological perception is that if you stopped smoking you would be losing out. Your mental image is that if you stopped smoking cigarettes you would be depriving yourself of some great pleasure. And to a certain extent that perception is absolutely correct. Once nicotine levels in your body fall below a certain level the only thing that will make you feel OK again is to smoke that next cigarette. When you light-up and inhale you get the immediate buzz of restoring your nicotine levels and your mind is therefore convinced that you've done something worthwhile!It is this double whammy that makes nicotine addiction such a difficult habit to cure.The only way to break the cycle is to change the way you feel about smoking. And that change has to take place deep in your subconscious.

They may have been prompted to make their decision to stop smoking because of some smoking related family tragedy or just because they're fed up with the constant smell of smoke on their clothes. Whatever the reason... they 'Just Quit.' They made their decision and were happy with it, knowing deep down that they were doing the right thing. The incredible feature of these people who seem to find it easy to 'just stop' is that they don't complain about wanting to smoke but not being 'allowed', they aren't bothered by other people smoking and they get on and enjoy life without craving nicotine.

If you can change your mind about smoking you can quit easily, happily and permanently.Here are some stop smoking tips that will help you quit nicotine easily and permanently.Stop relying on old, outdated methods that rely mainly on willpower!You're ready and dedicated to quit smoking. You're willing to do whatever it takes right? This type of commitment is to be admired but the bad news is. It's not going to be enough!

In order to be successful you will need to make some changes in your lifestyle. They are not hard changes but you will need to make a concentrated effort to change some of the things you have been doing. There are many things you can do to reduce the urge to smoke when it hits you. Below is a short list for you to consider that have been proven to help people quit smoking.

Try to imagine how much healthier and happier you and your family would be if you could kick the habit.Find a proven method that fine tunes your mind without the need for will power!In spite of the all the ineffective methods for stopping smoking, there are in fact a few effective ones.ones that DO NOT rely on pure will power or artificial aids.One such method is called Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and it is without a doubt the easiest and fastest way to quit smoking permanently. NLP fine tunes your subconscious so the desire to light up disappears. There is no will power involved outside of actually following through with the instructions.

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