How to Quit Smoking
I am sure everyone in here knows someone who smokes or you yourself may smoke. This speech will give you the knowledge you need to know to help you or your loved ones stop smoking. I myself have been a smoker for the past three years. I recently quit on the 23rd of March. After smoking a pack a day for the last year I decided to quit cold turkey.
Even though I decided to quit that way I will go over the three main ways to quit smoking which are medication therapy, non-medication therapy, and cold turkey. Lets start with the first one, medication therapy. * Body 1 Medication therapy, is used to wean you off nicotine by replacing the very high concentrations of nicotine you get from smoking with much lower doses delivered more slowly.
The Nicotrol Inhaler is used to help you quit smoking by reducing your urge to smoke. . Pills are another way to help you quit your addiction. Zyban is an anti-depressant medicine. It works on the chemicals in your brain. It can help control nicotine cravings. It does not contain nicotine 3. Nicotine patches are the most popular way they are worn on the skin and deliver a regular dose of nicotine over 16 or 24 hours. The long-lasting action means they can be worn around the clock and can therefore help to prevent cravings. If you get strong cravings to smoke as soon as you wake up, a 24 hour patch may be best for you.
Transaction- The next way to break this nasty habit is non-medication therapy * Body 2 There are several things you can do to stop smoking that don’t involve nicotine replacement therapy or prescription medications. 1. Hypnosis is a popular option that has produced good results. Forget anything you may have seen from stage hypnotists, hypnosis works by getting you into a deeply relaxed state where you are open to suggestions that strengthen your resolve to quit smoking and increase your negative feelings toward cigarettes. 2.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest known medical techniques, acupuncture is believed to work by triggering the release of endorphins (natural pain relievers) that allow the body to relax. As a smoking cessation aid, acupuncture can be helpful in managing smoking withdrawal symptoms. 3. Behavioral therapy is nicotine addiction is related to the habitual behaviors involved in smoking. Behavior therapy focuses on learning new coping skills and breaking those habits. Transition- The last and most difficult way to quit smoking is cold turkey.
According to the book What do you know about smoking (p. 5) “ a smoker’s natural six-month odds of quitting “on-their-own” are roughly 10%. Education, new behavioral skills (such as adopting a one day at a time quitting philosophy), and ongoing support can easily more than triple those odds. Contrary to the marketing hype of those selling a growing array of quitting products, almost all successful long-term quitters quit smoking cold turkey (91. 2%). ” 1. It takes 72 hours for your body to nicotine detox. If you have one hit of a cigarette it starts all over.
Forget about quitting “forever. ” Instead, work hard at adopting a more manageable “one day at a time” quitting philosophy for measuring victory. If you insist on seeing success only in terms of quitting forever then on which day will you celebrate? 3. When quitting, the amount of nicotine remaining in your bloodstream will be cut by half every two hours. Within 72 hours all nicotine and 90% of the chemicals it breaks down into will have passed from your body. Physical withdrawal peaks by day three and is substantially complete within 10 days to two weeks.
Subconscious trigger reconditioning normally peaks during the first week and all but your remote, infrequent or seasonal triggers should be reconditioned within a month. Conscious thoughts of wanting will gradually grow fewer, shorter in duration and generally less intense. Within a few months they’ll become the exception not the rule, as you’ll gradually start to develop an expectation of going your entire day without wanting to smoke nicotine. 4. Chemical dependency upon smoking nicotine is one of the most intense, repetitive and dependable relationships you’ve likely ever known. It has infected almost every aspect of your life.