One of the most important things a person needs in order to quit smoking is a very strong desire, backed up by lots of motivation or you’ll basically be wasting your time. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs known to man, and has one of the lowest success rates of those trying to kick the addiction as well. Once you’ve combined solid dedication, motivation, and education altogether, decided to make the leap and quit smoking, then here are a few things you can do to help you out on your journey.
You need to go to your local tobacco shop and pick up an e-cigarette with several different strengths of nicotine, enough for 15 days at full strength, 15 more at three-quarters strength and so on, until you are nicotine free. The beauty of using the e-cigarette is it provides your hands with something to do just like smoking and your lips and your lungs as well, thereby fulfilling the urge of the physical process of smoking that is all part of the total addiction. Then, the e-cigarette also supplies nicotine which can be fairly carefully regulated so that you can reduce your daily nicotine intake gradually on the road to success. Even if all you do is make the jump from a regular tobacco cigarette to an e-cigarette, you’ll probably be extending your life by eliminating the tobacco. While the nicotine is still a harmful chemical to many parts your body, the e cigs won’t be supplying the other 1000 cancer-causing chemicals that are normally found in tobacco.
Now that you’ve got your motivation and your method all worked out, do an Internet search for ‘quit smoking support group’ in your local area, make plans to join them and go as often as it takes to get the emotional support needed to stay on track with your plan. The key to quitting smoking is to be highly motivated with a strong desire, have a method to gradually reduce the nicotine, be able to replace all the mannerisms involved in the process of smoking, and finally to have good solid support from others in the same boat as you.