04 August 2010

Addictive Smoking

When it comes to quitting smoking, there's no magic bullet, and while many alternative methods are available - from acupuncture to self-hypnosis - they're surely no panacea, and for every nicotine addict they help, they may leave another one unsatisfied and feeling a slow burn at the end of the day while they light up their next cigarette.

Are you a frustrated smoker? As you know, smoking can destroy your health and body. Why it's hard to quit this dangerous vice? It is because smoking is addictive. That's why smokers still risk their health, their families, careers and their entire life for smoking.

If you want to destroy this addiction, try to use some healthy methods to reduce cravings across your daily routine. If the urge to smoke arises, get up and take ten minutes for walking up and down the hall, up and down the stairs, or to another part of the building. Walk quickly and breathe the fresh air deeply into your lungs. When you return, the urge to smoke will likely have subsided and your lungs will feel clean from the refreshing walk and deep breathing.

When you feel the urge to smoke, try to close your eyes and focus on deep breathing. Breathe fresh air untainted by cigarette smoke and focus on the cleanliness of the air around you until the urge to smoking decreases. Congratulate yourself on resisting the urge to smoking a cigarette.

When you feel like you are going to smoke, reach for the phone and call a good friend. Let him know you're in the process of quitting smoking and you're assured that you can do it. Talk until the urge to smoke lessens. Congratulate yourself on finding an alternative to addictive smoking routine.

Each day that you run through these healthy alternatives to your addiction, you make process of your smoking cessation easier. It's important that you replace your smoking routine with new activities that will help you handle stress and anxiety. Exercises, meditation, yoga, any new healthy activity, all of these can help to quit smoking successfully. Try some of these healthy alternatives to smoking and get your health and self-assurance new advantageous boost.