Why do people start smoking in the first place?
The most common reason why people smoke is curiosity. If you ask any smoker out there, we are pretty sure that he is going to say they started smoking in their teens. These are the ones who were curious. They could be influenced by their friends, their favourite actors or some movie or they can just assume its cool and they start. Since the teens are not aware how smoking affects them even though they read and hear its bad, they will still have that curiosity which makes them smoke. Some quit immediately and some hold on to it either to be part of a social group, a take it as a way out from stress or just because they think it’s cool. Eventually they get addicted.
How to quit?
Most of the people eventually quit smoking because of the expense it carries. The more you smoke, the bigger the whole you will be burning in your wallet. Some quit smoking for family and some because they fall sick. There is no easy way to quit smoking. The only way you can quit is by keeping yourself busy. When you are used to smoking, you give every single excuse to have a smoke. You will light a smoke while waiting for a cab, or a friend, or while going to a movie. So, this makes it harder to quit smoking. You need to realize why you want to quit, stick to that decision and just quit.
You can start exercising when you get the urge to smoke. Some worry about the frustration that follows. Just examine what causes frustration and avoid those situations. You can also try alternatives like Nicotine patch or gum, or even Electronic Cigarettes.
Just make up your mind and you can and you will quit smoking.
Posted by Mark Gram 7/1/15