It definitely is tough to put a stop to your smoking habits. One thing is for sure though: you can do it, and there are plenty of ways on how you can. Even if you already tried before and ended up not succeeding, it does not mean you no longer have the chance to try it again.
Here are some of the easy ways to quit smoking and stick to a non-smoking life.
Set a reasonable time to quit.
You can’t just tell yourself to quit tomorrow and successfully do it. Quitting your smoking habits need more than just a day – it may take you weeks, even months to quit successfully. However, it is better to cut down gradually on the number of sticks you smoke than stopping overnight. This is more effective than forcing yourself to abandon your smoking habits completely.
Giving this up is for your own good.
One thing to help motivate you is keeping in mind you’re not giving up anything that does you good. Smoking is addictive, but it doesn’t make you healthier or more productive. When you quit, you lose nothing valuable. Instead, you gain better overall health and less expenses.
When the time comes, solemnly swear it is the last cigarette you will light.
When the time comes, light your last stick. Tell yourself that regardless of what happens in the future, may it be something you need to celebrate or frown upon, you will not fall into temptation of lighting another cigarette.
There are people who can help you make quitting smoking easier. There are new nicotine-free treatment programs aimed to help smokers achieve this goal, so consider looking into them as well.