Saturday, 21 April 2012

Beat Cigarettes Now!


“You’re twice as likely to succeed with Nicotine Replacement Therapy”

Well done, you’ve made the important decision to quit. Now comes the hard work, because once you stop smoking your body begins to miss and crave the nicotine it used to get.



As a result, you may feel tense, irritable and anxious. That’s why one of the most effective ways to help stop smoking is with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT works by releasing controlled amounts of nicotine into your body to help relieve cravings and ‘withdrawal sypmtoms’. Using NRT is safer than smoking as your body doesn’t get the harmful tar, irritants and carbon monoxide in cigarettes.
-so if you want to beat cigarettes, you are twice as likely to succeed with NRT compared to willpower alone.


Quitting the habit is a big step, and once you’ve stopped you’ll quickly realize there are lots of great reasons to stay a quitter. One of the really noticeable things is the extra money you’ll have. To reward yourself for your ongoing determination you should treat yourself to a little something special such as a CD or some perfume.
Then there are health reasons to think about, both short term and long term. For example, the general feeling of being unfit and the more serious long term conditions directly attributable to smoking such as heart disease and lung cancer.
Last but not least are the many social and family reasons both at home and at work. Your clothes and breath no longer smelling of smoke are just the first couple that come to mind.

Some valuable quit tips.

Follow these techniques to further improve your chances of quitting:
v  Choose a good day to quit. This is your ‘Quit Day’. It should be one without too much stress or social activity.
v  Remove temptation. Destroy all your cigarettes, both at home and at work.
v  Do something you enjoy. Stay busy on your ‘Quit Day’. Keep your hands busy.
v  Take one day at a time. Get plenty of sleep to avoid fatigue. Tell yourself ‘I won’t smoke today’.
v  Reconfirm your reasons for quitting, work out how much money you are saving. And what could you buy with it in one year?
v  Start a gentle exercise programme to avoid weight gain and get fit as well.
v  Learn relaxation techniques.
v  If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Successful quitters keep trying.

All the best to you!!!

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