10 Ways To Quit Smoking Today

Stop Smoking!The phrase cold turkey is generally understood to mean to quit smoking abruptly, often without preparation, or a gradual reduction in amount smoked. This article will show you 10 ways to quit smoking today, and they all equal cold turkey.  Maybe the most challenging way to quit due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms faced, but the it’s only way to do it today.

The cold turkey method is free, and you can do it at any time, so why not today?  The trick is to take it by the hour. Just one hour at a time and so on for the next and next hours that follow.   You can learn to see each hour of freedom, and the full and complete victory that it really is, in the moment.  Slowly as the moments and hours build upon each other, within 72 hours your blood will be nicotine-free.  Then your mind will have no choice but to begin accept what it’s going to be like being free from an endless chemical cycle of nicotine, and adrenaline highs and lows.  Good luck with the 10 ways to quit smoking.

  1. Understand that withdrawal symptoms will lessen in a few days.
  2. Drink lots of water to quickly help your body flush toxins.
  3. Keep a cigarette substitute handy to keep your hands and mouth busy.
  4. When cravings happen, close your eyes and count down from 7 to 0, very slowly, breathing deeply with each count.
  5. Divert your attention and call a friend when you feel like smoking.
  6. Take a quick walk, even if it is just to the mailbox or around the corner.
  7. Get plenty of rest. A tired mind is easier to betray.
  8. Spread your normal daily calorie intake out evenly over a day.  Skipping meals after ending all nicotine use and you’ll experience wild blood sugar swings. The concentration difficulties will make recovery torture.
  9. Also, if you were a big caffeine drinker you’d be well advised to reduce your intake by half. Don’t give up all caffeine as that can intensify recovery.
  10. Remember, one hour at a time. Build each hour of success on top of each other.

With each passing hour you’ll be closer to that moment when any underlying current of withdrawal anxieties star easing off.  Drink plenty of fruit juice all day the first day and for the two days (cranberry is excellent). This helps stabilize blood sugar and cleanses your body.  Each puff of nicotine fed you by indirectly releasing stored fats and sugars into your blood.  A good quality juice will keep up your blood sugar while clearing out the toxins.

Superhuman willpower is often associated with using cold turkey to quit smoking.  Ultimately your success with the 10 ways to quit smoking today, will depend first, on how badly you want to quit and second, whether you believe you can do it.  If you want to quit more than you want to smoke, and you believe that you can quit, you’ll likely be successful.

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