11 Helpful Ways to Quit Smoking

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You are in the battle of quitting smoking and failed many times. It might be tough but continuous efforts and support from your family and friends can make it possible. Sometimes you may need additional help from a doctor to keep you on track. So do not hesitate and consult with your family physician right away. Marham is here to help you as well. You can ask us about any issue on our forum or book an appointment with family physicians in Islamabad, Rawalpindi or any other main city of Pakistan.

Write Down Likings About Smoking:

Just note in writing what made you smoke? Either its addiction, the influence of company or your thinking that cigar in your hand makes you stylish.

Write the Hurdles in Quitting:

Think clearly and write down why you feel it difficult to quit smoking. Is it addiction or you feel it as a companion of stress.

Write the Reason for Quitting:

Most important of all write down clear reasons for your quitting decision, maybe for saving your health or fulfilling the wish for a better family life. If your health status is worsening and you are experiencing symptoms of a cough and difficulty in breathing consult some good pulmonologist as well. To consult the best pulmonologist in Islamabad, Lahore and all other main cities of Pakistan log on to Marham.

Keep Lists With You:

All three lists keep with you and read them on and off to make your mind well prepared for the decision. Put these in a prominent place in your home in the fridge or in your room.

Set the Quitting Date:

Now set a date for quitting with a happy mood and calm mind. Make a contract with your signature. For additional check make someone else a partner in this agreement.

Throw out Things of Smoking:

All the things related to smoking even your matchbox or igniters throw away immediately to not recall the smoking. Not having these reminders around will keep you safe from reverting back.

Start Some Healthy Alternative:

Smoking is really not easy to quit as it calls you again and again and you feel cravings. So find some alternative for it. Some healthy alternative will make you attach to it and this new attachment kills the habit of smoking. You can add some healthy tea or a nut to your routine.

Related: 5 Reasons Why Smoking Is the Worst Habit Not a Fashion

Start Collecting Money:

Figure out the money you spend on smoking and start collecting it. With this money buy your favorite or desired things as a reward for you not smoking.

Recall your Previous Battles:

Whenever you feel it’s going hard for you just recall some old battles which you won to take inspiration. Keep your spirits high.

Share your Feelings:

Share your feelings of satisfaction and joy with your family or closed one with each passing day. Celebrate these little achievements to keep yourself going.

Restart if you Collapse:

If during the quitting phase you collapse anywhere just do not lose hope. Restart it or if you think it is impossible to take help.

  • When you get success in quitting, help others to get rid of this habit.
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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.