Giving up smoking can be a hard habit to kick, especially if you have a stressful job or friends who smoke, but there are plenty of ways to get going in the right direction. Who knows you might be the one that spurs others onto becoming healthier and happier!
To begin with there are various benefits to giving up smoking that we don’t think enough people think about, yes there is the importance of preventing cancer and serious diseases, but giving up smoking will also improve your sense of smell and taste, reduce tiredness and headaches and for those interested in appearance it will improve the health of your teeth, hair and skin!
It seems like the list of reasons to stop smoking really outweighs the reasons to smoke doesn’t it! But although stopping smoking is one of the single biggest things you can do to improve your health, it isn’t an easy thing to do. No treatment method is 100% efficient and you may need to try several things to help you give up entirely.
Pharmacy2u has provided a wonderful video on how to stop smoking that breaks down some of the best treatments (both over the counter and prescription only) that can help you quit smoking, they even offer some good advice such as setting a date to stop and trying to make sure you’ve quit entirely by then.
If you are thinking of giving up smoking then you should definitely watch this video but you should also consider combining them with other methods of fighting smoking. Quitting successfully can sometimes take several attempts, but by considering the likes of hypnosis, acupuncture and behavior modification programmes, you are a lot more likely to find success. Being involved in such programmes has been shown to increase the chance of you successfully giving up smoking by a considerable amount.
Remember there are lots of ways to occupy your time that will help you get over smoking. Why not consider joining a gym or a class, when there are urges to smoke or if you had specific times of day that you would smoke, try to replace that behavior with eating a healthy snack or doing something beneficial like going for a walk or exercising.
Occupying the mind and changing your routine is a good way to help beat smoking. So try combining some interesting and alternative ways of beating smoking with some of the useful tips and products that Pharmacy2u offer and you will definitely be heading in the right direction.