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  1. 1. ==== ====Discover how give up smoking. Quit now. ====Quitting Smoking doesnt have to be a struggle with your will power, or an endless battle withwithdrawal symptoms. To quit smoking successfully there are several key steps you need to takeand several things you need to look at. Contrary to what most people and experts think and say,using patches, gums will power and eating celery sticks will get you nowhere.Before we look at the ten steps you need to go through to quit smoking we should briefly look at afew statistics.Studies have shown that only 16% of smokers who use nicotine replacement therapy (patchesand gums etc.) succeed at quitting, and only 10% of smokers who use will power succeed.Furthermore the people that use these methods still have to deal with cravings, pangs, nicotinewithdrawal symptoms, weight gain and stress.Not only that but the will power method usually takes seven attempts before a successful quit andafter six months most of smokers using either method end up smoking again.But 84% of people who use nicotine replacement therapy like gum or patches -- or try to rely onwill power -- ultimately FAIL!If you want to quit smoking in the least amount of time with the least amount of hassle and theleast amount of stress, follow these ten simple but very effective steps.1. Honestly want to quit - many smokers are being forced to quit by their families and children,doctors, employers and now the government with many countries around the world now enforcinga public smoking ban. As you probably know, these different sources of pressure only make itharder for you.Its the same reason that you probably want to strangle them when they say smoking will kill youor youre going to get cancer or .... etc. These things have the opposite effect - they combine tomake you want to continue smoking.So it is important that you want to quit for yourself, yes bear your children / family in mind butultimately you should quit for yourself and the things that YOU will get when you quit.2. Avoid thinking that you are Quitting or Giving Up smoking - unfortunately adopting thisattitude is as effective as taking one step forward and two steps back. Think of the words quitand give up - what do they imply and suggest?Essentially they both have a negative underlying theme - you are losing out on, quitting, having to
  2. 2. do without, giving up on and denying yourself something. This something being the things youget from smoking.So by saying and thinking that you are quitting or giving up you are subtly telling yourself andfocusing on the things that you are going to be denying yourself when you stop smoking. Its thesame principle behind the reason that dieting doesnt work - you are denying yourself the verythings that you want, and not only that but you are constantly focusing on them and longing forthem.The result is that no matter how hard you are trying, you are still remembering the good thingsthat you are having to do without, basically you will feel as if you are depriving yourself of pleasure/ relaxation etc.Instead look forward to the very things that you will get when you stop smoking, and fully focusyourself and your mind on them. Think Im stopping smoking and Im saving an extra $2,000 ayear, I smell ten times better, I can taste my food more fully, I can spend more time on my hobbies/ with my children, I dont have to hide my cigarette breath from my partner / children / customersand I dont have stand out in the wind and rain to have a cigarette.3. Set a Stop Smoking Date - and look forward to a new lifestyle after that. A problem manysmokers have when they set a date is they dont do anything else other than set a date. Then thedate arrives and they get onto a panic because this is it and they are now under pressure to stickwith it, this panic results in stress - and what do smokers do when they are stressed? Theysmoke!Set your date and smoke without guilt until that date and follow the steps below to ensure that youavoid the common smoking pitfalls in the days and weeks before and after you stop smoking.4. Find the things that make you smoke - your Smoking Links. In addition to nicotine addiction,there are several other things that make you smoke. Most of these other things are people,events, situations, people and emotions.For example, you smoke when you wake up, on your way to work, after sex, when you pick up thephone, with your tea or coffee, when you finish your meal, when you argue with your partner,when you are stressed, to relax, before you go on a long haul flight, when you meet your partnersparents for the first time etc. All of these situations and many, many more, either start with revolvearound or end with a cigarette.Once youve stopped smoking, these situations and events will occur again. So you have toremove these things, by breaking the associations, re-establishing new routines and by findingnew ways to achieve the feelings / satisfaction / result that you used to get from smoking. If youhavent got a reason to smoke, why smoke?!!5. Accept that there will be problems - everyday is full of ups and downs, its a fact of life. So youshould plan on how you are going to deal with stress and your smoking links. First remember thatsmoking will not put out your kitchen fire, fix your flat tire, get you your job back, fix your argumentwith your partner, solve your financial problems, calm your nerves after a car accident or satisfyyour over zealous boss.
  3. 3. You should do two things, firstly find simple yet effective ways to calm your nerves and reducestress in a matter of seconds or minutes. Breathing techniques are a good way but notnecessarily everybodys favourite choice. So take a five minute break, play with a stress ball,channel your aggression and stress and let it all out in a controlled manner - e.g. sports, call afriend or close your eyes and forget about the problem for a minute.Secondly, make and set aside special time for relaxation and de-stressing. For example, plan aweekend retreat, set aside half an hour at the end of every day to go for a run, go to work on aboxing bag, read a book, take a bath, spend time with your partner / children with no TV or otherdistractions.Know that there will be problems and accept that smoking is no longer an appropriate way to dealwith them, and then find something else to help you.6. Find a new hobby / source of pleasure to take your mind off smoking - this is crucial.Remember the above point about focus and quitting and giving up smoking? Well they dontwork because you are still focusing on cigarettes. So you need to find one or two new things tofocus on.You need to find something that will:a). take your mind off smokingb). replace the pleasure you got from smokingc). give you something to look forward toA new hobby or two will do all three of these three things perfectly. It is very important that youfind something or several things that fulfil all three of these needs. If you dont, you will findyourself longing for cigarettes and constantly thinking about them.Its best to have two hobbies, one you can spend half an hour or so on a day (if you look at howmuch time you spend smoking its probably about an hour a day) and one you can spend a wholeweekend on or several hours at a weekend on. Try to make these hobbies ones you can reallyget your teeth into and involved in, also dont forget with the money youve saved on smoking youcan now afford to spend a little extra cash.If you really get involved in your new or forgotten hobby you will show and prove to yourself thatyou can enjoy life free from cigarettes.7. Prepare and plan on how to PREVENT withdrawal symptoms and weight gain - these are thetwo most common reasons for relapse. Weight gain and withdrawal symptoms do not have to bea part of quitting smoking. The easies ways to prevent both of these are to eat!! But eat the rightkinds of foods.Withdrawal symptoms are partly due to your body realising that its blood sugar level is extremelylow. Nicotine blocks the release of insulin which controls blood sugar levels. With nicotine in your
  4. 4. system - your stores of sugar and body fats are released into your blood - tricking your body intothinking that you have eaten.When you stop smoking, insulin is re-released which stops the release of your stores of sugarsand fats (normally only released when you starve) and your body realises that it hasnt eatenenough food. So you feel irritable and cranky - withdrawal symptoms.This is why you eat a lot when you quit smoking - because eating naturally feels good - itscomforting and also because it eases withdrawal symptoms. But the problem is you eat too muchand gain weight. Why? Because todays foods do not have the vitamins and minerals that ourbody needs, so you eat in excess to get the vital foods that your body needs.To solve the problem you should drink plenty of fresh juice (which contains the vitamins andminerals your body needs) and take vitamin and mineral supplements and eat lots of fruit andvegetables, and minimize the amount of junk food, frozen food and prepared food you eat.8. When your Stop Smoking Date arrives - take it one hour at a time and focus on the things youare going to get from quitting smoking.If you think I havent had a cig since .... or I cant believe I can never have a cig again you areonly punishing yourself. Accept that this is a positive step and change your focus away fromcigarettes.9. Establish new routines - what are you going to do instead of smoking during the 20 or times aday when you normally have a cigarette? e.g. after coffee, in the pub / bar, when waiting for afriend, when nervous or lacking confidence, when bored, as soon as you wake up etc. Break yourold patterns of behaviour and stick to your new ones until old situations are re-written withoutcigarettes.10. PREVENT relapse - No. 1 in this step is to STOP THINKING ABOUT CIGARETTES. Dont putyour headaches, stress, sore arm or stress down to lack of cigarettes.And dont lust after cigarettes by thinking things like - Ohhh that cigarette looks soooooo good,she looks like shes really enjoying that, I wish I could have one or What am I going to do if mycar gets broken into or, I split up with my partner etc.The other two things you can do to prevent relapse are to prevent weight gain and also preventwithdrawal symptoms - these two are easily prevented and do NOT have to be a part of quittingsmoking.Daniel FargherQuit Smoking SpecialistStop Smoking For GoodClick Here To Learn How To Quit Smoking In 28 Days Or LESS With Hypnosis
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