When it’s Time to Stop Smoking

Making That Difficult Decision

How many times have you sat there and told yourself “I need to stop smoking”? If you’re like most smokers, you’ve told yourself this about a million times. However, quitting isn’t as easy as it was starting. When asked why they started smoking in the first place, many state that it was the cool thing to do as a kid. Some have stated they started smoking as early on as 10 years of age. Amazing! We’ve seen the side affects of smoking such a lung cancer, emphysema, and constant coughing. What most people don’t realize is that smoking is an addiction. Sure it may not be methamphetamines or marijuana but the addiction to nicotine is just as severe. Nicotine is a drug and as with any drug it uses makes you want continue to use it over and over again. A lot of people say they can’t quit. They say the withdrawal symptoms are just unbearable. Withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Mood Swings
  • Excessive Eating
  • Weight Gain
  • Anxiety

The nicotine in a persons system increases the heart rate, flow of blood and even your blood pressure. So again you ask yourself, “Why should I stop smoking”? Well how about because smoking is considered one of the leading contributors to heart attacks. It contributes to the hardening of the arteries.

Many wonder if there is a stop smoking program that will truly work for them. The answer is “yes” if you “want” it to. These programs are out there to assist you in letting go of that nicotine addiction and moving forward with your life smoke free. However, you have to really want to quit in order for it to work. Will power is huge in making this decision to stop smoking. It’s a decision that will change your life. Many who have gone through a stop smoking program and succeeded in that program have said they feel a lot better than they did before. The can breathe better and they are not as tired as they once were. They admit that it was a challenge to quit and it was an even bigger challenge to stick with the program. In the end though they all say it was well worth it. Their life meant more to them than that cigarette they “thought” they needed. In the end, they didn’t need it as much as they thought they did. It’s like a mind game. Only when you decide to stop smoking, you have to tell your mind “that’s it, no more”. Success all depends on your state of mind. When you’re ready, there is a stop smoking program out there for you. Research them well. The techniques used vary from program to program. There’s bound to be a program out there that will fit you and your lifestyle. It’s a big decision but one that is well worth it.

Category: Stop Smoking
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