Overcoming Cigarette Addiction

Woman smokingHow to overcome a Cigarette addiction, you have seen the non-smoking ads, and you are still smoking, here are some ways to help you overcome that addiction.

Cigarettes have enjoyed a long career, wouldn’t you agree?

Making their way into fashion magazines of yesteryear and into the hands of millions of housewives, students and countless other individuals. They are one of the few legal drugs and one of the most addictive.

The majority of smokers truly desire to quit smoking, but resolve to lightening another cigarette and forgetting about it.

They think it’s hopeless.
Others feel it isn’t a habit; they only light one up in the company of friends, often referred to as social smoking.
When do you light one up?
Do you think you can die out that cigarette at will, or are you dealing with cigarette addiction, and do you feel that overcoming addiction to cigarettes is for you? Signs Of Addiction

The Damage of Cigarette Addiction

Have you ever walked into a school nurses’ office or other care center and noticed an anti-smoking poster that displayed a very disturbing picture of a beautiful young smoker’s less than attractive insides?

That picture was an honest depiction of the damage that addiction to cigarettes can do.

The addiction ruins your insides and eventually your outside appearance and even the world around you becomes affected.

Here are some of the ways cigarette addiction has harmed those touched by it through the years:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer.
  • Death as a result of complications caused by the above diseases.
  • Respiratory problems.
  • Loss of smell or taste.
  • Fires (each year house fires result with a reported cause of cigarette smoking, when the smoker fell asleep while smoking or accidentally dropped their cigarette).
  • Decrease in physical appearance.
  • Birth defects in a fetus if smoking is done during pregnancy.
  • Damage to the health of a breastfed child, as well as children who are living in a home with a smoker (whether or not smoking is done in or out of the home).

Overcoming Cigarette Addiction

Cigarette addiction can be overcome through commitment and a smart cessation plan.

Here are a few basic tips to get you overcoming addiction to cigarettes:

  • Realize that you are addicted to cigarettes but believe that you can break the addiction, regardless of how long you have been smoking.
  • Determine whether you can quit cold turkey or need to do so gradually, cutting down on your average number of cigarettes smoked in a day or week.
  • Reach out to your local Narcotics Anonymous for support.
  • Avoid hanging out in areas where others are engaging in smoking (for example, behind a workplace).
  • Ask for the support of family and friends; also, do not allow anyone to smoke around you or in your home.
  • Exercise and get on a healthy diet; this will help repair some of the issues caused by cigarette smoking to your body while providing an outlet for stress.
  • Drink plenty of water; water will flush the nicotine out of your system and curb cravings.
  • Come up with a personalized cessation plan; set a date to quit by, write out your reasons for smoking and when and where you do it most, then seek out other ways to deal with situations or feelings that would usually be dealt with through smoking.
Visualize yourself as a nonsmoker, free of addiction every day.

Before you know it, you will be living out your visualizations.

Being a non smoker but married to a smoker, I found it very hard to deal with.

The 28 years I have been with my husband Rob he has smoked, and to make it worse he either had a beard or mustache and when he smoked and I kissed him I could smell and taste it.

Two years ago after a lot of nagging from me about dying of lung cancer he gave up, he smoked for 47 years.

My two older children don’t smoke but my youngest does. He is now trying to give up smoking, he is 26, he said to me Mum, I can feel it in my chest, the coughing, and because he pumps weights he feels as though he can’t get enough air into his Lungs.

You have to want to, and with both my husband and son they both want to, they can see the damage it is doing.

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