According to the World Health Organization, more than 60% of men and about 20% of women suffer from nicotine addiction. Several million people die each year from diseases caused by tobacco smoking. How to get rid of this addiction?
- - nicotine-containing or nicotine-like medicines;
- - books and films about the dangers of smoking;
- - caramel.
Get rid of all things related to smoking: ashtrays, lighters, cigarette cases, hookahs, etc. Throw away cigarettes to minimize the chances of breaking off.
Try pharmacy drugs designed to get rid of tobacco addiction. They are classified as nicotine-containing, nicotine-like, and tobacco-averse. The first two groups are necessary to smooth out the manifestations of the withdrawal syndrome in the body, they are available in the form of films, tablets, plasters, gum. Drugs that cause aversion to tobacco contain substances that stimulate the gag reflex when inhaling cigarette smoke. In addition, there are drugs that block the so-called "pleasure zones" in the brain, as a result of which a person does not receive the same pleasure from the smoking process.
Find like-minded people, in difficult moments you will need the help and support of understanding people. Visit the sites where former smokers communicate, read stories of successfully getting rid of nicotine addiction. Read books about the dangers of smoking, such as Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking, listen to lectures, or watch films about the negative effects of smoking. All this will instill in you confidence in a successful outcome and keep you from wanting to take up a cigarette again.
Avoid companies of smokers. In your free time, which used to be devoted to smoking, do something that distracts your attention, for example, do any breathing exercises.
If you have an intolerable urge to smoke, drink a glass of water or put caramel in your mouth. Wait a few minutes, and the sudden urge will weaken.
If you have been able to survive without cigarettes for a while, do not indulge yourself. Do not smoke for the sake of interest, for the company, during stressful situations, etc. The idea that if you can quit once, you can do it again, is wrong. A momentary weakness will negate the results achieved.