The day you are ready to quit smoking is the day you have won half of the battle. Quitting smoking is not a single event that happens in one day.
Quitting smoking is not an easy task you have to deal with the withdrawal symptoms as well as with mood swings.
The two ways to quit smoking are one in which you can quit abruptly and the other in which you can quit gradually.
Decide to go “cold turkey”
2. Use NRTs
Going “Cold Turkey” without the help of NRTs is a popular way to give up smoking. But only 5% of the cases are successful as they underestimate the power of nicotine dependence.
NRTs can reduce the cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Type of NRTs
1. Skin patches
2. Chewing gums
Before going down with the NRT route discuss with a healthcare professional.
3. Non – Nicotine Medication
The FDA has approved 2 Non Nicotine drugs for smokers quit.
They are Bupropion and Varenicline.
Always take these medications under prescription.
4. Seek Behavioral Support
You have an emotional and physical dependence on smoking which makes it challenging.
Try to have counseling services, self-material, and support services.
These will help you to get through the smoking easily.
5. Try Alternative Therapies
There are some alternative methods which help in quitting smoking. They are