22 December 2009

Cigarette Smoking

Cigarette SmokingNowadays even kids know what the cigarette is. Yes, cigarette is consumed through smoking and manufactured out of cured and finely cut tobacco leaves and reconstituted tobacco, often combined with other additives, which are then stuffed into a paper-wrapped cylinder. Cigarette smoking is the most common method of nicotine consumption.

Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer mortality and responsible for almost 90% of lung cancer deaths, in spite of this fact million adults and even high school students are smokers. Cigarette smoking is also responsible for heart disease, aneurysms, bronchitis, emphysema, stroke, and other health problems and deaths caused by smoking.

Not all of the health problems related to smoking result in deaths. Cigarette smoking has an effect on a smoker's health in many ways, damaging nearly every organ of the body and causing chronic diseases, like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. These diseases can steal away a person's quality of life long before death. Smoking-related disease can limit a smoker's daily life by making it harder to breathe, get around, work, or play.

If you have any health issues that you think may be caused by your cigarette smoking, take care of yourself and get treatment for problems before they get worse. However, as you know, the best way to take care of yourself and decrease your risk for life-threatening lung problems is to quit smoking.

It was estimated that adult male smokers lost more that 13 years of their life and female smokers lost more than 14 and a half years of life because of smoking. Nicotine addiction is repeated, compulsive desire of smoking cigarettes in spite of their damaging effects. Every regular smoker has addiction, as physical and emotional dependence on the nicotine. Smokers usually try to quit many times before they are successful.

Smokers who quit smoking while they are young get the maximum health benefits from quitting. Those who quit in 30s may avoid most of the risk due to cigarette smoking. However, even smokers who quit after age 50 essentially decrease their risk of dying early. The claim that it is too late to quit smoking because the damage is already done is not true. It is never too late to quit smoking.

25 November 2009

Tips for Managing Weight and Cravings

Tips for Managing Weight and CravingsSame tips are able to help with managing weight and cravings for cigarettes. Nicotine cravings are allied to food cravings. One puff or even one pack of cigarettes or reckless overeating have same common motives. When someone smokes or overeats it means that somewhere deep in the soul he believes that this will somehow help. Smoking will help to relax or to concentrate; overeating will give more power and satisfaction. Bullshit. And everyone knows it, but the problem is not in lack of knowledge, but in faith. Please, just believe that smoking or overeating will never help you, no way.

The key to not gaining weight is lot of exercise such as frequent walking. It also will help control cravings both for a cigarette and for food. Even just a five to ten minute walk several times a day will help control weight gain. Drinking lots of water also can help to manage food and cigarette cravings. Also, one of the most simple and effective keys to remaining smoke free is to avoid alcohol and products that contain caffeine, such as coca-cola or coffee.

Remember that foods that are stimulants boost the urge to smoke, so healthy eating will help you stay smoke free. Flush the nicotine from your system by drinking water, herb teas and vegetable or fruit juices. Adding fruits, soups, crackers, vegetables, and nuts to your diet will help you on your way to smoke free future. Also, add whole grain breads, cereals, sandwiches, and low fat dairy products to your set of choices. Ensure that your diet is wholesome, nutritious, balanced, low in saturated fat, sugar, sodium, and greasy foods.

Remember that it is possible to quit smoking without experiencing any cravings or gain weight – it is all in your mind and you ought to have faith in yourself.

13 October 2009

Quit Smoking Tips – Don't Start or 'Never Take Another Puff' if You Did

Quit Smoking Tips – Don't Start or 'Never Take Another Puff ' if You DidThe best one – Do not Start. If you did, … there is still a chance that you will not die from it. Do you want and have some knowledge how to quit? If the answer is negative don’t even try to quit smoking, it won’t have any effect. Dealing with a true nicotine addiction as though it were some nasty little habit is a way to relapse.

Even if you have attempted to quit smoking a few times in the past with no luck, do not lose hope. It only means you just haven’t found the specific method that will work for you. Below are unique tips to quit smoking. Try them and there is a very good chance that at least one of them will help you to quit.

Remember that there is no such thing as quitting smoking forever. Every ex-smoker is able to celebrate freedom from the addiction like one month free from addiction or one year milestone, but you can't celebrate "quitting smoking forever", so it's good idea to rejoice for every smoke free day.

Understand that you need motivation to stop smoking. And there are tons of reasons for quitting smoking that you can use for this motivation. In reality, all you need to quit smoking for good is to retrain your mind and body so that you no longer need cigarettes and actually feel better without them. Previous to quitting smoking process start be sure that you do want to quit and be as prepared as you can.

Nicotine addiction is one of the most strong, recurrent and steady interaction you've likely ever known. It has infected almost every aspect of your life and thinking. Be always ready to feel a normal sense of emotional loss when quitting that step by step transfer you through offensive stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and complacency. This emotional ride is common and an essential part of recovery from addiction.

Remember that there are only two reasons to take a puff once you quitted smoking. First one - you make a decision that you are going back to smoking until smoking kills you, or the second - you choose to get pleasure from withdrawal symptoms and you would like to make it last forever. As long as none of these alternatives fit your dreams solution is as simple as ... just one decree guarantees success ... Never Take Another Puff!

26 August 2009

Nicotine is Responsible for the Loss of Muscle Mass

Nicotine is Responsible for the Loss of Muscle MassSmokers have one more bad piece of news. Smoking not only leads to cardiovascular disease and cancer, but also to excessive loss of muscle mass with age. This loss of muscle and, consequently, strength, leads to a more rapid decrease in physical activity and ability to self-sufficiency. 16 people over 60 were involved in the study held at the University of Nottingham. Patients were grouped into the same group on the living conditions and habits; they all took the same amount of alcohol and approximately the same lifestyle.

Half of the group was represented by smokers, who smoked at least 20 years up to pack of cigarettes a day and half by non-smoking patients. To assess the intensity of metabolism in the muscle tissue they give to all of them an injection of intravenous drug containing labeled amino acids, which is embedded in the structure of the synthesized protein. Samples of muscle tissue were taken before and after infusion. The rate of protein synthesis in muscle was proportional to the total mass of muscles.

During the study, it was found that protein synthesis in smokers' muscles was significantly slower than in the muscles of non-smokers. In addition, the concentration of substances, which are slowed the growth of muscle mass themselves was higher in the muscle of smokers. According to the organizers of the study, the negative impact of smoking on the lungs fairly well studied, but new findings show more and more risks for people who cannot get rid of nicotine addiction.

06 July 2009

Smoking Dangers

Smoking DangersTobacco became popular since American continent discovery, none thought about smoking dangers at that time. Smoking got a wide spread occurrence, only at the end of 19th century when the automated cigarette-making machinery in the American South was invented. It made possible mass cigarettes production, because of cutting down their prices. Cigarettes became elegant and fashionable among society as well men and women. Soon, an American scientist Isaac Adler suggested that smoking might cause lung cancer.

Smoking dangers known to everybody today, though all this information doesn’t stop anyone. Smoke, or more properly, partially burnt organic agents contained in smoke are carcinogenic. This is the weightiest argument of smoking dangers: carcinogenic cause cancer. The damage of time-consuming smoking is in destroying lungs and can take up to twenty years before its physical consequence in terms of lung cancer. Smoking promotes the risk of developing heart disease. Also smoking is main reason of the diseases of the heart-vascular system, particular myocardial infarction (heart attack), cardiovascular disease.

Smoking causes diseases of the respiratory apparatus such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, emphysema, and cancer, particularly lung cancer and cancers of the larynx and tongue. Smoking increases blood cholesterol levels. The ratio of high-density lipoprotein declines and all in the same breath low-density lipoprotein tends to be higher in smokers compared to non-smokers. Smoking also raises the levels of fibrinogen and increases platelet production, that is rather dangerous, because causes the blood viscous.

On the top of all that smoking dangers is the fact that nicotine is a strong remedy as a psychoactive chemical. When tobacco is smoked, most of the nicotine is paralyzed; in such a manner, the mild somatic dependency originates and develops to strong unswerving psychological dependency. There is also a presence of harmine, which seems to play an important role in nicotine addiction because of its ability to facilitate dopamine release in the reward center in response to nicotine booster.

Believe expert opinion, overall, nicotine is more addictive than cannabis, caffeine, ethanol, cocaine, and heroin because it causes both somatic and psychological dependence. At the same time, nicotine does not have so strong withdrawal effects as ethanol, cocaine and heroin; nicotine has less somatic dependence symptoms than these substances. Recent studies have linked smoking to anxiety disorders group, by reference of the correlation (and possibly mechanism), nicotine dependence may be related to the group of anxiety disorders, and not limited to just depression and apprehension.

Learning how to overcome addiction to a substance as addictive as nicotine can be quite difficult, but is very possible, judging by the many smokers who have managed to quit.

28 June 2009

Commonly Known Facts about Smoking

Commonly Known Facts about SmokingIt is well known that smoking is a health hazard. Smokers know common facts about smoking but it does not bring them stop. Let’s systemize the knowledge about smoking. Smoking can cause: stained teeth, fingers, and hair; emphysema; high blood pressure; heart disease; insomnia; arthritis; nervousness; wrinkles and senilism; decreased sexual activity; mental depression; tobacco angina, pneumonia, asthma, lung cancer; arteriosclerosis; cancer of the lip, tongue, pharynx, larynx, and bladder.

Have you already known all these facts about smoking? Have you ever thought you wouldn’t choose any one disease, but run chances to get some of them, even most of them? To be able to afford yourself to treat these facts with indignity you should know the score.

The most troubling fact about smoking is that nicotine effects human nervous system. This affection begins with somatic and psychological dependence symptoms and ends with the nerve-muscle junctions disorders. The nerve-muscle junctions’ disorders usually cause tremors and shaking.

Nicotine causes narrowing and constriction of the arteries - one of the reasons for the heart failure and heart disease. Nicotine may cause excitement, anxiety, depression, morbid fears and aggravates nervous breakdowns, because of its ability to stimulate. Nicotine makes the blood more viscous and decreases the available oxygen. It also has an adverse effect on the breathing, sweating, intestinal, and heart actions of our vegetative nervous system.

It is also well known that if the mother smokes during pregnancy, the baby’s pulse is one third faster than a non-smoker mother’s baby is, and there can be heart trouble symptoms in the baby after birth. Premature birth is very often related to the mother’s smoking. There is also a confirmed relationship between parents’ smoking and children's respiratory disease.

Some more facts about smoking…Do you know a smoker needs much more food and sleep because of the fact that nicotine makes his body work harder and less efficiently? The facts about smoking are that the smoker’s heart beats faster; his organism needs more fuel and energy, because it is permanently affected by the toxic agent. So, this is the explanation why smokers have less trouble keeping their weight down. By the way, the other disadvantage about the smoking is that foods taste much better to non-smokers.

24 June 2009

Your Best Quit Smoking Way

Your Best Quit Smoking WayThe main constituent part of quitting smoking process is your desire and a picture of your future non-smoking life imprinted on your mind.

You've probably heard about people who stopped smoking immediately and at once. As usual, such a person makes a decision and says "stop" to himself and that is all, he will never smoke again. That's the way the ball bounces, but you should know, some smokers give up little by little, sometimes flying off the handle, or have relapses, and it is also natural. Be patient; compliment yourself all the time, and do not stop your quitting smoking process.

There is some quit smoking advice – quitting smoking tips to help you:

- Learn what triggers your craving for a cigarette, such as stress, the end of a meal, arrival at work, entering a bar… Avoid these triggers or if that is not possible, plan alternative ways to deal with cravings.

- The thing that helps a lot for many people is drinking lots of really ice-cold water (fill your cup to the top with ice - to be really cold). If you don’t like or can’t use cold water, use warm. Water is one of the best tools for beating cravings to smoke. It also helps not to flesh out.

- Do some deep breathing each day for five minutes. Breathe in through your nose very slowly, hold the breath for a few seconds, and breathe out very slowly through your mouth. It is possible to do your breathing with your eyes closed also.

- Eat, chew or suck: green apple/caramel lollipops help to distract because it took so long to eat the whole thing. Chewing gum will pass off the idea to light up "just one".

- Enjoy going and working out all the stress from the day. It takes the edge off stress and the fresh air reminds you about how good it is, to breathe deeply without smoke.

- Ask your family and friends to support you in your quit smoking attempt. Let them know that you will probably be irritable and even irrational with the help of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

- Talk with your physician about quitting. Support and help from a doctor is a proven way to improve your chances to quit smoking for good.

- Be positive. Some ex-smokers say that sleep and rest helped them most. Give yourself a promise to be nice. Remember, you can react all problems and troubles with a better choice than smoking.

- Believe in yourself. Think about some of the most complex things you have done in your life and understand that you have aspiration and willpower to quit smoking!

21 June 2009

Cope With Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms and Quit For Good!

Cope With Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms and Quit For Good!Are you giving up smoking and going through tough times of nicotine withdrawal right know? Bear and forbear all things must pass. You will keep head above water, without fail, you are already doing it. Right now you are looking for a way to improve the situation of nicotine withdrawal, so you are already the champion!

Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can vary from some physical to psychological discomfort or include them both. If you are just going to stop smoking, put up to what to expect when you quit smoking. Forewarned is forearmed, you won’t make a fuss about your feelings because they are natural and you will know it. So what a giving up smoker feels:

8 of 10 people say that the first week without cigarettes is so bad that they think about "just have one more" very often. It is natural for nicotine withdrawal. You need something to help the cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It is not simple task, even if your mind is over matter. You may feel so angry and negative, you’ll think you are out for the count. It is natural and up-n-coming. Hold the fort! Start thinking of how gross and unhealthy is smoking. You are a reasonable being, to give up smoking, it is on your behalf and you are able to do it! You get the point, it really helps a lot. Some people say they started reading these messages from others and post a bit or a lot in some quit smokers forums. It brings relief. Just know better days are coming.

Some days later you’ll probably breathe easily, but may become so apathetic about everything. You may feel you can't be happy about anything it seems, and appreciate exhausted. Remind yourself: early cessation is uncomfortable, but it does not last forever! Get extra rest, eat well, drink enough of water and support yourself with the persuasion that you’ll renew your spirit each and every day right now. Seek advice of experienced person. Turn to your support group. You'll feel better soon as you don't smoke.

Everyone that quit smoking has found one way or several ways to keep themselves from smoking. That is a fact, there is no person who couldn’t do it when he wanted. Hold the fort! Do you know psychotherapeutics say "there is no "I can’t", but "I don’t want". Savvy? You can’t come in nowhere, if you are jonesing for stop smoking. You may be already start noticing the stinking smell of the cigarettes. Do you? Do you want to smell again?

Be bigger than that, you won't ever go back to smoking and this disgusting smell. You’ll get better very soon, you’ll stick out. You feel better right now! Do you?

16 June 2009

Don't Lose any Time Thinking about Quitting Smoking

Thinking about Quitting SmokingWhat if any smoker decides to quit smoking and tries to father particular scheme to make it happen? Maybe it sounds good enough, but there is no point in going there. There are only two important things that are vital for success.

1. Smoker should know that smoking is addiction and that he is addicted. 2. Smoker should have every intention to quit smoking for good. These two points are good enough as basis for successful quitting smoking attempt.

There are thousands of smokers that are not able to quit smoking even having both above named points in their pocket. They always think about quitting smoking. They learned a lot about nicotine addiction. They are trying to create their own, specific way for freedom from the addiction. They are loosing their time with these vain attempts and make their nicotine addiction even stronger.

It is possible to get a new angle on quitting smoking issue - try to understand that in some way thinking about smoking is equivalent to thinking about quitting smoking. When smoker is thinking about quitting smoking, it is same old song by his nicotine addiction that force smoker to believe that his addiction is a center of universe.

There are tons of quitting smoking tips and practical methods to weaken withdrawal symptoms. It is very helpful for those smokers, who are trying to quit smoking first time taking this seriously. Those ones with some quitting smoking experience are able to predict what they are going to feel, but they also can find something useful from these advices.

Anyway, there is no one reason for any smoker to keep this deadly smoking routine thinking about quitting smoking. Smoker never get something positive from smoking - it is just feeding of nicotine addiction - so it is very simple choice - you are thinking about quitting smoking and stay addicted or you are really going to quit and think about positive changes in your life, your health and making all this possible without any quitting smoking reflections.

08 June 2009

Effects of Smoking

Effects of SmokingIf you took 1,000 young adult smokers, one will be murdered, six will die on the roads, but 500 will die from tobacco. / Richard Peto /

Maybe you want to switch to a healthier lifestyle and quit smoking permanently? If yes, maybe you've heard that popular tip on stopping smoking:
Educate Yourself About the Ill Effects of Smoking - One of the first things that might motivate you to quit smoking is educating yourself about the adverse effects of smoking. Read books about ill effects of smoking, surf the Internet to find out more, and even watch videos and documentaries, which educate you about the ill effects of smoking. Once you start getting to know how perilous smoking can be, watching photographs or videos of the people adversely affected due to smoking can help you quit smoking. Educate yourself thoroughly about what smoking can do to your body, and think whether you want to cause such permanent damage to your own body.
In reality there are tons of people without one lung or without one leg still smoking and enjoing it. It is true – make a web search and you will find proof. Medical issues is very weak motivation for smokers to fight with addiction. It is impossible to learn more about lung cancer and quit smoking with the help of this knowledge. The only one reaction every smoker experience while trying to keep thinking about possible health problems from smoking is desire to light up another cigarette that will help (as every smoker believe) to reduce stress. In the same time the only one thing that could help smoker to quit smoking for good is understanding that smoking can only stir up stress and problems and never solve any problem at all.

08 May 2009

FreshStart Review

FreshStart Method - Recommended!FreshStart is a three-part combination therapy consisting of online instructions, audio file and breathing exercises. The FreshStart quit smoking method was designed by Matt Godson - clinical hypnotherapist accredited by the American Board of Hypnotherapy. Matt states that his hypnotherapeutic method will literally change your mind and your attitude to smoking, and, finally make you a non-smoker.

Matt says that true hypnosis is a state of absolute relaxation where your mind is open to positive suggestions. FreshStart method is a process and if you are really want to quit smoking FreshStart process will work for you. The FreshStart quit smoking technique has 94% success rate and success rate is so high because it changes your mental attitude toward smoking.

The FreshStart quit smoking method is totally safe online product with immediate access to all information available, so you do not need to see a doctor, buy drugs or nicotine replacement products, or wait for a book or DVD to come in the mail. Main part of Fresh Start is a one-hour audio intended to aid you quit smoking in a single hypnosis session. Also, it is important to perform simple breathing exercise for the next three days, to help out with any cravings.

If you are ready to put your nicotine addition behind you, then Matt Godson's FreshStart Quit Smoking Method may be miraculous aid that will help you to quit. The cost of the method is only $49, which is very reasonable comparing to many other products. If you have already realized that the quitting smoking benefits are available to you today and if you are really want to quit smoking easily, without any cravings, the Fresh Start quit smoking method is highly recommended! Check out FreshStart website right now to get this highly effective quit smoking product.

03 May 2009

Keep Trying

Keep TryingApart from the addiction of the body on chemical substances, a smoking addiction is often related to everyday lifestyle events, which can include thinking deeply, eating, drinking tea, coffee or alcohol, or general socializing. Accordingly, smokers may miss the act of smoking mostly at these times, and this may increase the difficulty inherent in a quitting smoking attempt. Because of a lower dopamine response from nicotine receptors in the brain, a degree of depression may develop, while the smoker feels less able to complete the day-to-day tasks formerly associated with smoking.

A small number of smokers are successful with their very first quit smoking attempt. Many smokers find it difficult to quit, even in the face of serious smoking-related disease in themselves or close relatives or friends. A firm resolution to fight with addiction is vital. The typical attempt of a smoker that finally succeeds is the seventh to fifteenth try. Each attempt is a learning experience that moves them that much closer to their goal of final freedom from smoking addiction.

Smoking cessation is clearly associated with better mental health and spending less of one's life with diseases of old age. Quitting smoking will almost always lead to a longer and healthier life. The studies showed that those who stopped smoking before they reached thirty years of age lived almost as long as those who never smoked. Quitting smoking in middle age can add up to ten years of healthy life and stopping even over fifty can still add years of healthy life.

20 April 2009

Quit Smoking Cold Turkey Easy Tips

Quit Smoking Cold Turkey Easy TipsThis is the most popular quit smoking method and most every long-term ex-smokers quit smoking cold turkey. It can be very difficult to quit smoking cold turkey, but it does not cost a thing and here are some things you can do to make the cold turkey method easier on yourself.

- Pick a long enough period of time when your life is going to be less stressful. Summer break, the holidays, a vacation are all possibilities. You most likely smoke more when you are stressed, so eliminating the stress is a good place to start.

- Keep a lot of your favorite non-alcoholic drinks on hand. Drinking will keep you hydrated and give you something to do with your mouth instead of puffing on a cigarette; also, it will help your body flush the toxins out of your system faster.

- Avoid situations that frustrate you - you are not going to sustain a stress well. Also, avoid any place where people will be smoking.

- When a craving hits, try closing your eyes and counting to ten while taking some deep breaths. If that doesn't work, take a walk to get yourself away from temptation.

- While quitting try to avoid alcohol and caffeine as much as possible because these stimulants disrupt sleep and prevent you body from effective relaxation.

- During quitting smoking process, it is normal for your mind to forget many of the reasons that motivated you to quit smoking. Write your list of your personal quit smoking reasons and carry it with you.

- Make sure your friends and relatives are aware of your quit smoking challenge so that they can support you.

- Remember, that there is no such thing as just one puff. You are just one puff away from failure. Never Take Another Puff!

If you wish to beat smoking for good, make sure that you are changing your mindset while you are at smoking. You have to fall out of love with smoking, you have to know why nicotine addiction is bad for you, why you do not need it, and you have to know why it is not a part of you. You need to answer all these questions to quit smoking for good before you setup your quit day.

21 March 2009

Quit Smoking - Why Hypnotherapy Is So Successful?

Quit Smoking - Why Hypnotherapy Is So Successful?What if your attitude to quitting smoking is absolutely false? What if, after just one session of hypnotherapy you find it extremely simple to turn into and stay a happy, joyful nonsmoker for life? The reason why hypnotherapy is so successful is because both our thinking about smoking and our habitual smoking behaviours exist in your unconscious mind.

Smokers buy into years of conditioning telling them that smoking made them feel somehow better, more positive and calmer. And as a result of lighting up those first few cigarettes, smokers permanently establish these tremendously obstructive thinking directly into their unconscious, beliefs that also incorporated the idea that quitting smoking was going to be very hard.

At the same time, smokers make a conscious choice to choose those supposed benefits of feeling better, more comfortable and secure, over the original physical effects of inhaling the poisonous smoke. So as time goes on and those scratchy physical reactions start to fall down, as a result of their recently created nicotine addiction, they started to misunderstand the relief of feeding that addiction with feelings of relaxation and self-assurance.

After smoking thousands of cigarettes, smokers have strengthen those useless values about smoking and how difficult it is to stop it and, they have also trained their unconscious minds to incorrectly connect the process of lighting and smoking a cigarette with feeling positive, self-assured and comfortable.

Hypnotherapy let us change our unconscious mind of a smoker to disdain those false beliefs about smoking and hardness of quitting smoking, and to change those lifeless benefits to something more satisfying and exciting!

12 March 2009

Useless Standard Approach to Quit Smoking Problem

Useless Standard Approach to Quit Smoking ProblemBelow is text compiled from standard quit smoking pieces of writing. It is look well, please, take a look and decide for yourself is it worth your attention?

"The brain of an addicted smoker treats nicotine as if it is crucial for survival. Most smokers try to quit smoking without help and support, which resulting in a low success rate. Smoking stimulates the mind and body, and the concentrated dose of nicotine provoke instant flood of dopamine that wash pleasure centers. Inhaling smoke is the quickest, most efficient way to get nicotine to the brain.

Smoking triggers the reward systems in the brain that drive you to seek food, water and sex, brain feels that this has to do with survival. Nicotine is not equally addictive for everyone, but most people who get hooked sooner or later will smoke all day, every day. Nicotine by itself does not cause cancer, heart disease or other major health problems associated with smoking; other chemicals in tobacco smoke are to blame. However, even with the most successful quit smoking and nicotine replacement drugs, only about 30 percent of quit smoking attempts last more than half a year. Compared with quitting smoking cold turkey method, however, that is a huge progress. Less than 10 percents of smokers who trying to quit smoking cold turkey manages to go six months without a cigarette. Most do not make it past a week.

When longtime smokers finally do quit smoking, they soon understand that not smoking does not really make them nonsmokers. Former smokers have to experience again that it is possible to get pleasure from life without cigarettes, although the cravings may never stop completely."
It seems that everything above is somewhat true, but must be served up with different dressing. First, it definitely possible to quit smoking even without help, support and quit smoking or nicotine replacement drugs. There is sufficient quantity of people, who did this. Second, you don't need to crave for cigarettes all your ex-smoker's life, it's nonsense. Third, and most important is that you must shift your brain and set your mind free from depressing smoking routine before you are going to quit smoking. There is no reason smoker need a cigarette, to say the least of it. Every smoker, who is going to respond to quit smoking challenge, should know that there are no excuses for keeping this evil-smelling practice in life, while it is achievable to turn into someone, who is free from nicotine addiction and happy and lucky without cigarettes.

21 February 2009

"Quiting Smoking" Misspellings

Quiting SmokingTrying to get new ideas for new Quit Smoking Pro post writings, while browsing through AdWords Keyword Tool, it was founded that more than 6 thousand searches with keyword "quiting smoking" were performed on Google in January, 2009. The right variant of this keyword "quitting smoking" got more than 74,000 searches.

Also, inside this niche keywords there are thousands of searches with misspellings and mistakes in keywords like – "stopsmoking", "quitsmoking", and "quite smoking". There are surprising, but somewhat popular keywords like – "stop smoke", "quit cigarette", and "cigarettes quit".

Inside this keyword list there are reasons for quitting smoking, the keywords like – "quit smoking cough", "effects of smoking", "smoking diseases", and keyword "benefits of smoking" as acquittal of smoking. Also there are some plug-and-play methods to quit smoking like – "quit smoking cold turkey", "hypnosis to quit smoking", "quit smoking laser therapy", and there are thousand of people looking for "easy way to quit smoking". In addition, there are some quit smoking products related keywords like – "Nicocure", "Zyban quit smoking", "nicotine gum", and "nicotine patch".

It seems that it is possible to write an article using this list of keywords only. So, "why you should quit smoking" and "what to expect when you quit smoking"? Is it true that every ex-smoker is going to experience "quit smoking withdrawal symptoms" and there is no "easy way to quit smoking"? "How to quit smoking without gaining weight"? What are "quitting smoking symptoms" and are there any "side effects of quitting smoking"? What are "health benefits of quitting smoking"?

If you are smoker and are going to set your mind free from this deadly addiction, you should know answers to these questions and even more information about nicotine addiction to successfully quit smoking for good. Educate yourself, understand how you can beat your depraved smoking routine and give yourself more chances to happy, smoke-free life.

18 January 2009

Simple Quit Smoking Plan

Simple Quit Smoking PlanNicotine is an incredibly addictive drug and the cravings and withdrawal symptoms can overpower even the strongest will. It takes practice and time to quit smoking, but with plenty of preparation, support of friends, and family it can be done, and the benefits of quitting smoking are worth the effort.

There are many ways to quit smoking, such as the 'cold turkey' method; some people find that gradually decreasing the number of cigarettes they smoke each day is an effective way to quit. Each person is unique, and different strategies work better for different people.

Making a plan and sticking to it is the main part of any successful effort. Choose a day in advance and designate it as your day to quit smoking. Once you have chosen your quit day, let your friends, family and coworkers know and ask for their support and understanding. Nicotine withdrawal can cause feelings of stress and anxiety, and having a support network around you can help in the difficult days ahead.

Learning relaxation techniques can be helpful. Try using controlled deep breaths to calm your nerves. Reward yourself in some way when you make it through tough days with maybe your favorite dish or buy something nice with some of the money you've saved by not purchasing cigarettes.

You may quit smoking successfully for weeks or even longer and then suddenly have a craving that's so strong you feel like you have to give in. Or maybe you accidentally find yourself in one of your trigger situations and give in to temptation. If you relapsed, it does not mean you've failed, it just means you are human. Here are some ways to get back on track.

Think about your slip as one mistake. Take notice of when and why it happened and move on. Keep in mind that one cigarette didn't make you a smoker to start with, so smoking one cigarette or even few cigarettes after you've quit doesn't make you a smoker again, so you don't need to get back to your old smoking regime. Remind yourself why you've quit and how well you've done - or have someone in your support group, family, or friends do this for you.

16 January 2009

Caffeine is Addictive Just Like Nicotine

Caffeine is Addictive Just Like NicotineShould you kick the caffeine habit? Myriad of people cannot live without their daily cup of coffee, and that can be a problem. Caffeine is their favourite legal drug. Maybe you have to cut it out for health reasons. Maybe you just want to cut back because the time and expense involved in securing your daily fix has become too much.

Researchers are beginning to assemble a body of knowledge on kicking the caffeine habit. Caffeine is where tobacco was 20 years ago; it used to be that doctors told smokers, 'Just quit.' Now there's a growing appreciation that it takes a little more than 'just do it' to quit smoking. Here is the understanding that caffeine is addiction, too.

About 68 percent of Americans said they were hooked on coffee. Not everybody agrees that caffeine is addictive in the same way as nicotine, for example, but it is clear that cutting out caffeine can produce withdrawal symptoms. If you have tried to quit caffeine, and failed, you are not alone. Having worked with caffeine addicts, researchers are able to offer some advice for getting the caffeine monkey off your back.

- Keep a diary. Track how much caffeine you ingest every day for one or two weeks to determine your baseline intake. Do not overlook tea, sodas, chocolate and medications that contain caffeine. Products made with guarana, mate or kola nut also likely contain caffeine.

- Decide how much you want to cut. You will want to cut out caffeine entirely if you have a health issue that's clearly exacerbated by caffeine, like stomach problems, fibrocystic breast disease, some heart problems or irritable bladder. Pregnant women should avoid caffeine, too. However, if you are not in those categories, you may choose just to cut back enough to reduce your dependence so that you can function without your requisite cup of coffee. In that case, try reducing your intake level to under 100 milligrams per day.

- Count milligrams, not cups. Caffeine content varies widely. A typical 6-ounce cup of coffee contains 75 to 100 milligrams of caffeine, but a big 16-ounce cup of Starbucks' drip may contain as much as 400 milligrams. Remember to take into account serving sizes and the number of servings.

- Avoid going cold turkey. Cutting out caffeine suddenly can be very unpleasant, and you might relapse if it is too painful. The best thing you can do is not to stop abruptly. Cutting back gradually seems to stave off the symptoms associated with caffeine withdrawal, and that should increase your chances of success. Cut your caffeine intake by about 10-25 percent off your baseline every few days. If you start to experience withdrawal symptoms, taper even more gradually.

- Start by cutting out the last cup of coffee or can of cola you drink during the day. Caffeine takes up to six hours to get out of your system, and it can affect your sleep. If you take enough caffeine, it can interfere with "slow-wave" sleep, the phase of sleep that is most restorative. Even if you go to sleep after ingesting caffeine, the quality of sleep may not be as good, so, if you cut the day's last cup of coffee first, you will probably sleep better and feel less fatigued and presumably more able to stick with your program.

- Use behavior modification. The same techniques that help with quitting smoking or cutting calories can help in cutting caffeine – such as identifying barriers to change; enlisting social support in the form of a caffeine-cutting buddy or an encouraging friend; or rewarding yourself for achieving success milestones.

- Take it easy. Caffeine addicts should quit or cut back to start during a time when they are not under a lot of stress. The withdrawal process is not painless, but it is temporary. Individuals metabolize caffeine differently, so your tolerance of caffeine and your reaction to caffeine withdrawal could vary widely. It can even change as you age. So, listen to your body and tailor your quitting caffeine program accordingly.

11 January 2009

Quit Smoking Phenomenon

Quit Smoking Phenomenon
'Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
but today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present.'

It seems that for author of Quit Smoking Pro Blog quit smoking phenomenon is still interesting theme to think and write about. But it appears that it is hard to find something new or interesting about this thing. Everything is quite clear, but nicotine cessation still isn't easy process for millions of smokers. The main problem in quitting smoking process is love. Maybe it is hard to accept fully, but most smokers like their lives and what they do every day including smoking. Smokers think that smoking is a part of their lives. They think that smoking helps them to get over the difficulties of everyday life. It is true and falsehood in the same time.

When you addicted, the every dose of substance, you are addicted to, frees you from your addiction for a short space of time. Also every puff makes you more addicted to cigarettes than you were before. Smoking is just one among other problems present-day people have, and it is somewhat tangled with different problems including stresses, socializing, etc… Maybe quit smoking was New Year resolution for many smokers during this New Year's eve. But many of those smokers had relapsed already. And only some of them are successful.

Well-known fact is that it is hard to change life for the better. So smokers, who want to quit smoking, need not just to overcome addiction, but to have the guts to catch up their non-smoking lives with all problems and concerns every life consists with. That's why all ex-smokers should leave smoking and thoughts about smoking way behind and think about present moment. Really today is the best time to do something we will be happy to remember.

10 January 2009

Secondhand Smoke is a Firsthand Problem for Children

Step outside your home and car to smoke!

Secondhand Smoke is a Firsthand Problem for ChildrenMany children require care for various health issues related to the smoking of a parent or family member. Children are especially open to health risks from exposure to secondhand smoke; the effects include asthma, bronchitis, allergies, pneumonia and painful ear infections. By consistently stepping outside your home and car to smoke, you will improve your children's health by reducing their exposure to your tobacco smoke.

It has been shown that smokers, who know that secondhand smoke is dangerous and take action to protect children from it make better progress toward quitting when they are ready to do so. If you are ready to quit smoking for good now, consider these tips to help you make this quit attempt last a lifetime.

Think about why quitting smoking is important to you. Is it to improve your health, save the $1,500 it costs to buy a pack-a-day, or is it because you want to set a good example for your kids and not expose them to secondhand smoke? Whatever your reasons, make a list of them to keep you motivated.

Ask for support from your family, friends and co-workers. Make sure that you are not alone in your trip to smoking-free life.

Prepare. Throw away all your tobacco products and related materials, including cigarette packs or chew cans, lighters, ashtrays and others that remind you of using tobacco. Create a plan to keep yourself busy during times you typically use tobacco.

Don't give up! If you experience a relapse, do not get down on yourself. Take the opportunity to learn from the experience as a way to help you achieve success.

08 January 2009

Brad Pitt: 'Kids Helped me Stop Smoking'

Brad Pitt: Kids Helped me Stop SmokingBrad Pitt has thanked his kids for helping him achieve a long overdue New Year's resolution to stop smoking.

The movie hunk has been nicotine free for months and he credits his growing family for helping him ditch his bad habit.

He says, "I quit smoking. That (kids) was the only thing that got me to quit. That was it. Done."

Here’s more actors and actresses that reportedly used to smoke, but no longer smoke.

- Charlize Theron
- Sharon Stone
- Julia Roberts
- Matt Damon
- Drew Barrymore