I know this title jumps out of my “health routine” but I was “tickled” with a commercial I saw on TV few nights ago. It was about certain brand of chewing gums that will help you decrease to amount of smoked cigarettes and, eventually, help you quit smoking for good.
I don’t need to write about health hazard (every package of cigarettes is showing possible illness) and birds on the trees know the real risk of smoking (both for your health and your wallet).
I was curious and I wrote on google “quit smoking”, and google offered me 8 320 000 sites with this expression. I found out that even in these 8 million sites, first one are always dedicated to some commercial and “selling stuff to quit smoking” companies.
This is one of the biggest problems today and I’m sure that there are millions out there today trying to get rid off that nasty habit. I don’t like judging people and I don’t think that smokers are “second class” people.
When you surf the internet, or watch TV – all of these offered solutions are promised to help you quit smoking without any trouble, but what is the strongest weapon against cigarettes - Your own willpower. You can try hypnosis, or acupuncture, chewing gums, medications, all sorts of patches, books, or you name it – but if you don’t squeeze your teeth (so to say) and use your will, the result will never come.
I quit smoking four years ago. I was pregnant in that period and I decided that it isn’t right for me to poison my baby (or myself and everybody else around me), so one morning, while I was drinking coffee, I said to myself – I won’t smoke no more – and I’m still holding on.
Don’t be scared with weight gain, it all comes in place after six months or one year – the most important thing is that jack pot you won for your health.
The conclusion is very simple – there is no easy way to quit smoking, and your own willpower maybe seems to be the hardest way because you don’t comfort yourself thinking that someone else will solve your smoking problem, but at the end, this way will surely give you enough strength to quit smoking for good. The thought of you doing something completely alone can be such positive encouragement making you persistent in your intention to win over cigarettes addiction.