There are many ways to assist with quitting cigarettes and no one way is better than another. It is personal preference and lifestyle choice. The following are commonly utilised methods.
| Stay occupied
Keep yourself busy by distracting yourself; picking up a hobby, read an interesting book, play some games, meet new people.
| Swap it out
Chew some gum, drink some herbal tea, use a stress ball
| Surround yourself with the right people
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Smokers tend to socialise together, maintain a safe distance and surround yourself with inspiring people.
| Switch to nicotine alternatives
By releasing small controlled doses into the bloodstream, NRT can help users reduce symptoms and cravings. This may be vaping, nicotine patches, and so forth.
| Changing your habits
Changing your routine can help break old habits. Do things differently – if you tend to have a cigarette with your coffee then try changing your beverage.
| Mindful Practices
Meditation & deep breathing exercises can help to relieve stress and calm the mind
As nicotine releases chemical hormones, so does exercising. Exercising boosts your endorphins and serotonin levels. Fresh air can be energizing and is beneficial in so many ways
| Ask for support
Asking for support can be tough but know that you are not alone. Getting support can assist with strategies on dealing with
| Celebrate your successes
Never underestimate the power of a small win. Treat yourself with something that you enjoy for doing a good job.