Quit Smoking 101Recovery from nicotine addiction is a process. It doesn't happen overnight, but it doesn't take forever either. The more you understand about recovery, the better able you'll be to navigate your way through the challenges that come with it.
The 10 lessons linked below are geared toward providing you with a solid foundation for quitting tobacco successfully.
You'll learn what you need to know to prepare for your quit date, and you'll receive information about the various quit smoking aids available on the market today. We'll help you gather supplies that will help you manage nicotine withdrawal, and you'll get plenty of tips on how to cope with the first weeks of smoking cessation. You'll also find out how to outsmart junkie thinking, and you'll hear from ex-smokers who have booted the butts successfully.
An Educated Quit is a Successful QuitInvest in your life by giving yourself this head start. Build a foundation of knowledge and support and you can overcome nicotine addiction...permanently
The work you put into smoking cessation will reward you with a freedom that is truly precious. Believe it and believe in yourself!
Quit Smoking 101Lesson 1: Our Reasons for Quitting Smoking
Why do you want to quit smoking? Beyond the obvious reasons of health and money saved, there are a multitude of other reasons to quit smoking, and they are as varied as we are as people.
Lesson 2: Developing the Will to Quit Smoking
Solid will and determination to quit smoking is built one simple day at a time, and is bolstered by a variety of things, such as support, education and gratitude.
Lesson 3: The Benefits of Smoking Cessation
From better health to improved self-esteem, the benefits we can expect to enjoy when we quit smoking are unlimited. Embrace your quit program and you cannot help but be changed by it.
Lesson 4: The Health Risks of Smoking
take a no-nonsense look at the health risks associated with smoking, as well as hear some first-hand accounts from those who have had to deal deadly effects of tobacco use.
Lesson 5: Quit Aids
There is a wide variety of products are on the market today that are designed to help people quit smoking gradually. Choosing one that is right for you is essentially a matter of preference, barring any medical concerns you may have.
Lesson 6: Preparing for the Big Day
Let's take a look at what you should think about as you prepare for your quit date, as well as what you can do to prepare your environment for the big day.
Lesson 7: Managing Symptoms of Nicotine Withdrawal
Much of the "work" of quitting tobacco takes place early on in cessation. Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can range from feeling like you're coming down with a cold to being so lethargic all you want to do is sleep. Take heart. While the discomforts can be intense, nicotine withdrawal is a short-lived event.
Lesson 8: Stress Management and Weight Control
wo of the most common issues ex-smokers deal with as a result of smoking cessation involve learning how to manage stress smoke-free, and how to avoid the dreaded weight gain.
Lesson 9: Relapse Prevention
Learning to navigate around the unhealthy thoughts of smoking that are bound to come up now and again through the first smoke-free year is a necessary and critical step in the recovery process.
Lesson 10: Quit Smoking Success Stories
The last lesson in this series is devoted to the personal quit stories of those who have walked the path and found long term freedom from nicotine addiction. There is nothing more inspirational than hearing from others just like us who have smoked for years and quit successfully.
Believe in Your Ability to Quit Smoking SuccessfullyYou have what it takes to quit smoking within your right now. Put yourself and your quit program at the top of your priority list and resolve to do whatever is necessary for however long it's necessary to break free of this addiction.
Thousands quit smoking every year and never look back. You can too. Arm yourself with education, determination and support and there is nothing you cannot accomplish. Believe it!