Quitting Smoking: Top 10 Ways to Give Up Tobacco Cravings
The urge of smoke is very powerful for all the smokers. When you have an urge to smoke just remember that the pleasure of tobacco will be intense but will be for a very short time and it will finish in no time. Every time you control your craving for tobacco it is like one step closer to quit smoking.
Here are top 10 ways to stop the urge of smoke:
When you feel like you are craving for tobacco. Just make yourself understand that wait for some time like for few minutes and then try to indulge yourself in some work or any other activity in order to distract your mood. This is a very easy trick but it can work a lot to keep you away from tobacco. Repeat this trick whenever required.
2. Just one cigarette
If a person feels that his craving will be over by having one cigarette. So do not fool yourself one’s craving does not finish with one cigarette. When you will smoke one you will want to have another then another and so on…if you really want to quit smoking, you must avoid having even a single cigarette.
3. Avoid the events when you used to smoke
First of all try to note the time when you used to smoke. The events when you have craving of tobacco at that time again. For example previously you smoke whir talking on phone now keep a paper, pen in your hand and try doodle in order to pass the time rather than smoking.
4. Try to avoid the company of smokers
If you have decided to leave the smoking then the first step you do is to avoid the company of smokers as much as you can so that you should not have craving for tobacco when you see other people smoking.
5. Go for physical exercise
When you feel like craving for tobacco. Get physical .Try to do some exercise for example push-ups, running, walking up and down a set off stairs for few times or go for a walk all these physical exercises will reduce the intensity of tobacco craving.
6. Try to practice relaxation techniques
To cope with the smoke craving is not an easy thing. It is very stressful. Previously you may use tobacco to reduce stress but now don not try this trick anymore rather go for relaxation techniques for reducing stress. The relaxation techniques may include breathing exercises, yoga, muscle relaxation etc.
Reinforcement is very much required for every action. Meet your friend, call a friend or discuss with your friends about cravings and decision of quitting smoking. They will surely help you too and will encourage you for quitting smoking.
8. Benefits of smoking
Whenever you have craving for smoking just try to remember or write down the benefits of quitting smoking on a paper. It will make encourage you more for quitting smoking. The reason to quit may include saving money, saving family members from second hand smoke, getting healthier, feeling happier etc.
9. Online smoke quitting programs
Join online smoke quitting programs or read quitters blog where you can write posts for encouraging other people who are also struggling to quit smoking. From these online programs one can know about the tricks to deal with the tobacco craving and others advises related to quitting smoking. This advises can be very helpful for you too.
10. Chewing exercise
Try to chew something to keep your mouth busy. You can chew a sugar free gum, any candy, nuts or something crunchy etc to satisfy yourself.
If you also smoke, see this is a time to quit. If yes then decide about the best approach that you feel is convenient.