Some genius tips to get you started on kicking the butt for good.
Quitting smoking can be one of the toughest tasks for people addicted to tobacco. The list of conditions that are linked with smoking is lengthy but the deadliest of them is lung cancer. The mere mention of it makes even chronic smokers consider give up cigarettes. Giving up the habit can be one of the most influential decisions in your life and once you decide to do it, the key is in taking it one day at a time and keeping yourself motivated. Here are some pro tips to get you walking on the road to clean lungs from ex-smokers who have successfully quit.
These will keep you motivated. An app called “Smoke Free” tracks your health progress and even tells you how much money you are saving by not buying cigarettes.
Push lighting the first cigarette of the day as much as you can. The sooner you light the first one up, the more cigarettes you end up smoking through the day.
Chain smokers spend more than USD 5,000 on cigarettes annually if they go through a pack a day. Write in a journal the amount you are spending on smokes for a week and cut that budget into half for every next week. Stay firm on not exceeding the budget and keep the additional money saved into a jar. Seeing the jar fill up every week will motivate you to spend lesser on cigarettes and get you focused on giving it up for good.
Turn to an activity like running, dancing or swimming. The list is endless and the exercise you get from such activities can keep your nicotine cravings at bay and give you a boost of endorphins to keep you happy.
E-cigarettes are a useful tool to get you on the path of quitting smoking but don’t use it as a permanent replacement to cigarettes. E-cigs can help you cut down your dosage of nicotine until you can go on without it. Keep one handy and take a drag or two when you crave an actual cigarette.
Your heart rate drops to normal levels 20 minutes after you quit smoking. Blood that is pumped too fast can restrict the oxygen supply to all the cells making one feel light headed. Notice the increased energy you have as you progress and it will motivate you to keep off the butt.
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