Tobacco use can lead to tobacco/nicotine
dependence and serious health problems.
Cessation can significantly reduce the risk of
suffering from smoking-related diseases
Danial Sohail ME-089
Ranjeet Kumar ME-104
Daniyal Iqbal Khan ME-103
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How to Quit Smoking
Motivations leading to smoking cessation
Benefits of smoking as seen by a smoker
Hazards of smoking by an eye of a non-smoker
Problems faced by Smokers during smoking cessation
Most probable SLIPS during quitting smoking
Health hazards of smoking
Smoking a filthy habit
Best time to quit smoking
How friends can help their addicted friends to quit smoking
Is Cold Turkey better or one should stop step by step
Alternatives available in markets of smoking like Nicotine
patches and Electronic cigarettes
What attract youngster to try cigarettes?
Smoking Halal or Haram
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Do children adopt smoking from parents and relatives?
How to make up your mind to stop smoking
Recoveries after you stop smoking
Non-smoking tends to a better life
Smoking is like you BURNING YOUR MONEY
Without one’s will smoking cessation is impossible
Frequent passionate smoking scenes in movies invites
youngster to smoke
Famous personalities who preferred to quit smoking
Famous quotations on smoking cessation
Statistics of deaths caused by smoking
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“Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain,
and dangerous to the lungs.
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and diminishes a
person’s overall health. Millions of people have health problems
caused by smoking. Although hazards of smoking are fed into
mind of every child at a very initial stage and frequent advices on
not to indulge in filthy habit of smoking are made at teen age,
but somehow many gets attracted towards it. And fewer chose to
become a chain smoker. But it’s never too late; Smoking
cessation (colloquially quitting smoking) is the process of
discontinuing tobacco smoking. Smoking cessation can be
achieved with or without assistance from healthcare professionals
or the use of medications. However smoker must know the
circumstances under which he chose to smoke and why he/she
should quit it, how he can quit it, what are rewards of smoking
cessation. These preparations would lead to a successful switch
from smoker to non-smoker.
Do smoking helps doing work efficiently?
Every smoker knows hazards of smoking and that smoking is bad
for him on the following ways.
Smoking is injurious to health.
It’s a waste of money.
Slavery; you can’t do your work without smoking.
It’s a Filthy habit.
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But all smokers’ turns their faces with these facts because
there are some very strong reasons on the other side that why
they should smoke. Smoking is beneficent to smoker (as in
sight of smoker) in following ways.
It relaxes mind.
It helps to concentrate.
It releases stress.
It releases burden.
But smoker doesn’t realize the fact that he/she is recovering
only those areas of disturbance created by hazards of smoking,
by smoking in following ways.
Bad health impedes relaxation.
Slavery of smoking doesn’t let you concentrate, since you
have to leave your work place each time you smoke because
it’s a no smoking zone.
It makes smoking a burden.
Lack of money increase stress.
Now there is not a single reason for smoker to continue. And
he/she should move on towards how to get rid of this filthy
Strategy to quit smoking:
Smoking cessation is not an easy task and once smoker makes
up his/her mind, he should know the ways he could abstain
himself from smoking so to get rid of addiction. Making a game
plan will help him be more firm about his decision to quit, and
will make him more committed to the process.
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Following the given process will lead a smoker to a healthy life
free from all tobacco related products.
Choose a specific quit date:
Instead of trying to quit each year on birthday or for New
Year's Resolution, try quitting on a Monday! And not just next
Monday-but every Monday. That gives 52 chances in a year
instead of just one chance––making it more likely that one will
Try to be stress free once smoker decided to quit, it will help
commitment from slipping.
Remove all tobacco products:
Smoker should remove all products inviting him to smoke like
lighters, cigarettes and matches from home and office and
Telling friends and family
Quitter should inform all his friends and family members that
he doesn’t want to smoke anymore and he don't want to see
tobacco anywhere near him. Family and friends can help in
getting this goal accomplished.
Keeping something in handy in case urge to smoke
Keeping chewing gum, a lollipop, or a water bottle in hand can
be helpful in case you need to smoke.
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Keep it up
The only way to quit is to make a long-term commitment.
Encouragements reduce chances of relapse.
Startup with a whole new lifestyle
Starting an exercise routine or new sport, something to get
enthusiastic about and taking mind off the urge to smoke.
Keeping track of money
Keeping track of money saved by not smoking gives
encouragement and motivation for achieving a non-smoking
Managing stresses is the easiest way of abstaining from
relapses once smoker decides to quit smoking. Because smoker
may use tobacco as a coping mechanism to deal with stress, so
it's important to find other ways of dealing with stress.
Promise of non-involvement in smoking habit again
Success makes a quitter much happier and wants this
happiness for whole lifetime, so smoker should promise that
he/she will abide by smoking rest of his life.
Smoking cessation brings some physical changes in quitter’s life,
which is a reward for on quitting this habit.
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Benefits of smoking cessation
There are numerous physical, psychological and health related
benefits of quitting.
Health related benefits of smoking cessation
Once a smoker starts a smoking free life, all health related
hazards caused by smoking starts to reduce and diminishes
with passage of time.
• After 12 hours: the carbon monoxide level in blood returns
• After 2-12 weeks: blood circulation and lung function begin
• After 1 year: the increased risk of having a heart attack is
reduced by half.
• After 5 years: risk of a stroke is reduced to the same risk as
a person who never smoked.
• After 10 years: the risk of lung cancer is reduced.
• After 15 years: the risk of heart disease is that of a
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Physical benefits of smoking
Not only health of person moves towards betterment after
smoking cessation but he/she can feel changes in life as after
• Food tastes better.
• No wastage of energy on smoking.
• Breath, clothes and hair won’t smell like smoke.
• No waste of money.
• More control of life and activities because of no more
These benefits work as motivations to quit smoking and help to
Quitting smoking is a challenge that requires great
commitment and perseverance. One can quit smoking on his
own by staying mentally strong, keep busy and active, and
react appropriately to any relapses. And with will power
EVERYONE CAN DO IT.
With one note everyone must not forget,
“Every day thousands of people quit
smoking, by dying”
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Daniyal Iqbal Khan