Ways to Quit Smoking and Stop Now
many ways you can try to stop
smoking and the purpose of this website is to help you choose the best one
for you. Whatever method you use to try to quit smoking, itís ultimately
going to come back to you and the choices you make. I strongly urge you
to read this page entirely before going any further.
The power of
Letís look at the basic stages of
You make a decision to quit
You choose a method (cold turkey, hypnotism, patchÖ.)
You start the program
You fight the urge to start smoking again
Youíre finally cured of the habit!
Unfortunately it just doesnít happen like that and lots of people end up
right back where they started.
Before you do anything else -
click on the image below and watch the
video! My advice is to try this technique for quitting
as a first step. Even if you feel you need a different method this will
provide a real boost to whatever you choose.
How I quit smoking:
I never made the decision to stop smoking up front. In fact, I liked
smoking and couldnít imagine not having a cigarette. So what happenedÖ?
Well, I had caught a cold and had a really sore throat, which lasted for
a few days. I only smoked two or three cigarettes a day during this
time. As my throat got better, I thought I would try and keep the number
of cigarettes down to that level. I didnít want to quit Ė just to reduce
my consumption level.
So, I ended up at about four per day. They were good smokes!! One with
my 10:00 AM coffee, one after lunch, another in mid-afternoon and the
last one after dinner in the evening. After a while I thought I would
try and stop smoking for a whole day. I could always go back to my
four per day routine. I tried it and found it wasnít as hard as I
And thatís when I made the
real decision to quit smoking. Up until then
I had no long-term goals of going without cigarettes.
I want you to read this
story closely, because you are going to think of this during the
time you have quit smoking but are tempted to start again.
The bottom line
Here are some tips:
Donít try so hard! Itís well known that
professional athletes can fail simply because they are trying too hard.
A good athlete performs best when he or she is relaxed. Your quitting
will be too, if you adopt this attitude. (Think of the small step from
the new place to the old place in the story above)
Change behaviors: change all the things you associate with smoking.
To help me quit smoking I
reduced drinking alcohol and coffee.
Top Ways to Stop Smoking
This includes things like nicotine patches, lozenges, and nasal sprays,
and inhalers which reduce the need for nicotine. This helps a person to
quit smoking, without the withdrawal symptoms.
Hypnotherapy to stop smoking helps the
individual to overcome the psychological desire for cigarettes.
3) Laser Treatment
Known as Soft Laser or Cold Laser this
method uses laser light beams to stimulate nerve centers in a way
similar to acupuncture.
4) Alternative Therapies
herbal remedies which have
all proved to have some success in helping people to quit smoking
Often called the 'Cold Turkey' method, a person relies on their
willpower alone to help them stop smoking.
This can use individual, or group sessions like Alcoholics Anonymous, to
help people kick the smoking habit
7) Prescription Drugs
These have to be prescribed by a physician. Zyban is one example of such