Find the Right Way For You to Quit Smoking
The cost of continuing to smoke is outrageous.
It's not just the cost of the cigarettes themselves. It's not even the fact that you will likely get lung cancer and possibly die 10 to 15 years before your time. And it's not the stink of smoke on your clothes or in your home, or the isolation of smoking by yourself after everyone else has quit, or even the miserable smoke breaks huddled outside in the cold, just so you can feed your body with more nicotine.
The high cost of continuing to smoke is all of these things and more.
Freedom from cigarettes means not having to smoke. Period. This is a wonderful freedom to achieve. The price of continuing to smoke is too high, because it robs you of this freedom and joy.
Explore quitting techniques and find what works for you
I tried to quit smoking for so long, and tried so many different things, and eventually I found a combination of techniques that worked for me. This was a learning process. I couldn't just ask successful quitters what had worked for them, and then apply it. I tried that, over and over again. I had to find something that truly worked for me. This involved experimentation. I had to be willing to fail a few times to find out what did and did not help when I was trying to quit.
There are a million techniques out there to quit smoking
You've probably talked to people who have quit successfully before. Some of them used cold turkey, others have used the nicotine patch or the gum, and still others have used hypnosis. Which is the best one? The one that works for YOU. This is important. If you want to quit smoking, then you need to get going and start quitting. Pick a technique, learn about it, figure out how to implement it into your own life, and then follow through with it. You don't necessarily have to spend a bunch of money on quitting. Try the technique that you think will work best for you.
The biggest key of all: never quit quitting
I know it is a horrible cliche, but it is really important that you digest this concept and apply it to quitting smoking if you really want to succeed. This is so important. You have to keep on trying to quit if you happen to fail. Don't allow yourself to mindlessly smoke for months and months after you fail at quitting. Get back on the horse quickly and try something different. This is part of the learning process that enables someone to eventually quit smoking for good. You have to learn what works for you and what doesn't. Don't waste years and years between failed quit attempts by mindlessly smoking yourself into the grave. Make a decision now to research a few techniques that have actually worked for other smokers, and apply them to your own life and see if they can help you. If not, move on and try something different. You owe it to yourself to never give up on quitting. The cost of continuing to smoke is simply too high.
Want to learn more about quitting smoking techniques?
Patrick Meninga is an ex-smoker who tries to help others quit successfully
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