Think to stop smoking? Climb the top 10 steps to fast quit tobacco and nicotine and you’ll never come back to the stinking habit. Smoking, using tobacco and nicotine under any form is a very catchy, life long addiction that was encouraged and insistentely advertised all over the world during the XX th century.
That century is already history. Things have changed since, knowledge and information are available and easy to access as it was never dreamt before. It is up to us to use well all the knowledge and info offered including by the top best reasons to quit smoking and by all the other pages of this site for a personal and general healthier, better, richer and longer life.
Step 1 : Set target
From the beginning it is crucial to establish honestly what do you want to get.
Smoking tobacco is the expression of a very strong drug addiction. When you, as a smoker grab your cigarette, you do it because – among others – your addiction screams for the drug called nicotine. This drug exists in all tobacco products and also in the electronic cig. Nicotine starts building the addiction with the very first inhalation from the first cigarette and strengthens the drug dependence with every smoke. If you think to get rid of the ironically named “benefits” of this addiction and stop smoking for good, your target is to fast quit tobacco & nicotine for ever. And therefore to fast quit the nicotine addiction.
Bonus target: It is reasonable to aim to a minimum – tending to zero – trouble of the quitting tobacco and nicotine process. Bonus tip: Mind steps 3, 4, 7 and 9 for an easy, smooth quitting.
Step 2 : Do it on the spot.
When you decide to quit, and you want it fast, do not postpone for tomorrow, for next week or for after finishing the current pack.
There is no better moment to quit smoking than NOW. ON THE SPOT. If you let the moment pass, you just allow nicotine to become even more powerful than it already is. An average of 7 smokers from 10 all over the world declare that they intend to stop smoking in the future. When asked to be more specific about the time, most of them say that they are waiting for a good moment. What they do not know is that nicotine will always take care to not permit such a good moment.Quitting is not to be left upon the addiction’s good will.
Step 3 : Write (about) it.
Take your good and wise decision to stop tobacco and nicotine and write it down…everywhere. E-mail or SMS your decision to all the people you know, smokers and never smokers, asking them – for instance – to support your decision as efficiently as they can. Blog it. Write about it on forums. Put it on your computer screen with a selfie, date and hour. Note it on a piece of paper – or on many – placing each in one pocket. Dedicate an article to your great decision to fast quit, write a poem, maybe a song, paint something, make a video, put it on Yotube. Maybe it would be great to link this third step with the step no 8 - about getting extensive info regarding quitting t&n - anticipating a little and paying some visits to reddit, the front page of the internet where many quitters and ex-smokers meet. This combination of personal and public approach is meant to strengthen your commitment, to help you be really successful for good and for ever and last but not least, to make the others aware of your decision.
Step 4 : Trust yourself but do not be overconfident.
Smoking tobacco and nicotine is an artificial habit, even if many smokers wrongly consider it as their natural right. There are very many ex-smokers who have successfully quitted tobacco & nicotine for ever and so will you. All you have to do is to take into account certain important details that make the difference between failure and success. For instance the first 3 weeks without t&n are crucial. The nicotinic addiction generates cravings that dictate quitters to smoke. Cravings are only few minutes long but they come repeatedly and quitters need to be aware of that and ready to react properly, offering themselves THE BESTS wise alternatives to the drug. (see step 7). After the first 3 weeks free of t&n the quitter is entitled to an ex-smoker position bringing a real, life-long freedom from the nicotinic addiction. Very many people ignore that smoking just a small part of a cigarette – not a complete one – any time during the quitting process or later on, cancells the quitting and pushes the quitter back to his previous smoker status, reactivating his addiction to nicotine and making this dependence stronger than ever before. There are always people willing to help quitters escape their vice and there are also people among all quitters’ relatives, friends, mates, neighbors or acquaintances who love smoking and prefer smokers. That’s the world we live in, where quitting can be a challenge and successful quitting for ever, a very sweet victory.
Step 5 : List all your best reasons to quit.
When you make up your mind to quit, you want to do it, no doubt about it. But your mind and your will to change routines and quit an addictive drug and a bad habit are not equal with themselves all the time. Your good hours of the day never resemble the poor ones. There is huge difference between the time when you feel fresh, attentive, full of energy and completely aware and the time when you are tired, bored, weak or a little bit confused. In these latest moments your quitting decision needs urgent reinforcement. Reminding yourself all your reasons to quit t&n, having your reasons at hand and revising/updating them whenever necessary helps to keep away the drug much more than you can imagine, blocking cravings and weakening the temptation. Take your time and complete your personal LIST of your personal top best reasons to quit t&n. Update this personal LIST of yours, as often as needed, being aware that your will and your mind are still interfered and partly controlled by the very drug you want to quit. Your personal LIST is your faithful ally and a valuable friend you can trust every day and every moment.
Step 6 : Remove the temptation.
This will help you forget cigarettes, smoking, t&n while not thinking so often to something you don’t want anymore in your life. It is also a very useful step till you manage to work your solid and extensive motivation of your quitting decision and have a very good LIST of YOUR personal reasons to stop t&n. Besides getting rid of all those things that remind you about the stinking habit it is wise to remove also your scheduled meetings with smokers until you become able to invite them convincingly to not smoke in your presence and in your proximity.
Step 7 : Offer yourself lots of alternatives, your BESTS
Your nicotine addiction does not give you choices, but you can allow yourself lots of alternatives that - unlike tobacco and nicotine - do not harm and offer a higher quality of relive, relaxation and satisfaction. Actually for each residual thought about the cigarette you used to smoke before quitting and for each craving moment, you should give yourself at least 4-5 alternatives, combining as many as needed, as often as nicotine sugests/orders you to give up your quitting decision. BESTS is the acronym for the best, fastest and most efficient alternatives instead of smoking– according to quit t&n specialists and also according to many successful quitters:
B from BREATH. 6 -12 deep, long breaths replace successfully a cigarette, clear the mind and calm down anxiety for 9 of 10 ex-smokers.
E from EAT. Almonds, pistachios, nuts, any other dry fruit or seeds – no added salt or sugar, to not create new health troubles – (pieces of) fresh fruit &/or vegetables mixed according to their source or to your talent and inspiration to create the exquisite taste you enjoy.
S from SPORT. Few minutes of physical exercise tailored for each moment of the day, circumstance and place, working from fingers and toes ( 4 min at least) to the whole body with all its muscles and joints – when and where possible – changes the mood and makes you alert.
T from THINK. Think why do you need a fast quit. Think to your personal LIST of your personal top best reasons to quit t&n, have a look at it for refreshing your memories. Then think to the phisical and moral pain and suffering caused by a heart attack or by a paraplegia that nicotine too often brings to smokers, think to the horrible cancers brought by tobacco and tell yourself – again – about all the advantages of your wise decision to fast quit t&n.
S from SIPS. It is about sips of water, with or without lemon, honey, etc.(It is notorious – among specialists – that nicotine blocks the thirst reflex and smokers’ intake of healthy liquids hardly overcomes 50% of their needs.) It is also about sips of tea – hot, with cream, with ice, according to tastes, weather, latitude. From green tea, cinnamon tea, orange tea, lime tea or aloe vera blossom tea to the most exotic and interesting teas, with the most bitter-intriguing taste you can find. Last but not least it is about sips of freshly squeezed fruit juice, all these meant to hydrate correctly and sufficiently a deprived and intoxicated body.
Step 8: Get extensive info
It is wise and useful to search and find out as much as possible about smoking and its huge costs – paid with health troubles, environmental and social negative impact and also paid with money – about tobacco and nicotine, one of the most addictive drugs available legally almost everywhere on our planet and about their incredible history of public, official advocacy in favor of smoking. The info about quitting and returning to normality, about smokers and nonsmokers as motivated communities, about the personal and collective experiences of giving up an unwanted habit increase your chances to be successful from the beginning. Choose credible, well documented sources for your info and keep in mind that there are still mega interests in promoting the use of t&n (together or separately) all over the world, besides the international movement against tobacco and nicotine.
Step 9 : Identify additional help
The additional help is meant to cover all the gaps that might appear and could block your success. Many smokers, especially those who want to prevent from the beginning any failed attempt, chose to be assisted by professionals specialized in helping quitters give up their vice for good. There are very many sources of additional help for all possible needs of the t&n quitters. These sources are not only on the net but also nearby the place where you live. After identifying them it is better to check them ASAP to see precisely how they can help you, what supplementary competences do they have, what program and contact options do they offer. As far as identified, be ready to use the additional help whenever it seems necessary in order to secure your victory. No matter the amount of this extra help used, the success and the freedom from t&n will be totally yours.
Step 10 : Enjoy your natural freedom breaking the nicotine shield.
These top 10 steps to fast quit t&n will make you successful as they’ve made others before you. There is no difference if you are a first time quitter or if you have a long history of quitting attempts, if your addiction is 99 points strong and controlls you 99% or your dependence is mild and easier to beat.
You’ve seriously decided to win against your smoking addiction (step 1). You’ve got informed about what successful quitting is about (steps 1, 3, 7, 9) and who is your real enemy ( steps 5 & 8).You’ve been suggested a strategy and many tips to quit fast and easy (steps 2, 4, 6, 7). Step by step you were well prepared with the proper weapons to beat the dependence and you were led to the very core of the nicotine addiction. From that central point the nicotine shield of false superiority, self sufficiency and careless – shield built by the drug around all smokers in order to control them and keep them dependent – can be easily aimed and broken into pieces. All you have to do is to use consistently all your weapons and all quitter’s true friends to let behind a useless and nonsensical past addiction and enjoy your victory and your natural freedom.