5 Tips to Quit Smoking on Your Own
January 20, 2017
Quitting smoking is not easy. It needs lots of patience and hard work. The first step is to make small changes in your lifestyle. Here are some tips that can help you to stop quitting.
You should believe in yourself that you can quit this bad habit. You should look back at the experiences that you had and what you learned from them. You should learn from your mistakes and think positive about quitting smoking.
Make a plan
You should make a plan and stick to it. Assign dates and milestones you are going to achieve. You should make sure that you never give up trying. You should try to overcome your cravings to smoke.
Think of your diet
According to studies, some foods make cigarettes more satisfying, like meat. Foods like fruit, vegetables and cheese make cigarettes don’t taste that good. Certain drinks like cola, alcohol, and tea make cigarettes taste better. So, you should avoid these drinks.You can change your mealtimes as well.
Identify when you have cravings
Cravings can last for five minutes. So, you should come up with a five-minute strategy. For example, if you are at a social gathering where people around you are smoking, you can leave the party for few minutes till your cravings are over.
If you know others who are trying to quit smoking as well, then get along with them and try to quit smoking together. If you have support from one another, then the task will become much easier.
You should read more about the harmful effects of smoking. It will help you to quit smoking faster. You should not give up trying; even if you are unsuccessful the first time.
Top 4 Reasons Why Teenagers Smoke
January 20, 2017
The number of teenage smokers is increasing. In fact, people start smoking at this age and ends up getting into the habit of smoking. Many of them become addicted. Here are four reasons why teenagers smoke.
Their parents or relative smoke
If the parents or a relative in the house smokes, then they influence the teens to smoke as well. The teenagers look up to you to learn what is ‘mature’ as they will soon become adults. Seeing adults smoke, they learn that it is normal for adults to smoke and the adults smoke to reduce stress.
Pressure from friends
Most of the teens smoke seeing their friends smoke in schools or playgrounds. Many teenagers smoke to fit into the group. The peer pressure influences them to smoke. They think that smoking creates a social identity and they will miss out something if they don’t smoke.
To show independence
The teenagers go through a period when they need to show independence. It is very normal for the teens to feel that way. So, they smoke to show that they are independent.
The tobacco advertisements send a message that smoking is cool. Even movies and TV shows promote tobacco advertisements. Teenagers see these ads and get encouraged to smoke.
It is very alarming when teenagers start to smoke. Smoking is very dangerous for health. The parents should be aware whether their teenage children are smoking or not. Otherwise, they will have very adverse effect on the body.
5 Myths About Smoking That You Should Know About
January 20, 2017
It is very tough to give up smoking. You have to go through a very bumpy journey when you decide to quit smoking. You will hear lots of information about it, some are true, and some are not. Here are five myths about smoking that you should know about.
1. Giving up smoking the end of the pregnancy period doesn’t make any difference.
Though it’s true that the sooner you quit is better, even if you quit towards the end of your pregnancy period, you will have lots of advantages. You will reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and you will have a healthier baby.
2. Smoking reduces your stress level.
Smoking causes more stress. If you are a smoker, you feel the need to smoke as your nicotine level drops. This causes withdrawal symptoms like feeling irritated. This irritation is often confused for stress.
3. If you smoke near a window or door, the smoke won’t affect your baby
Most of the cigarette smoke is invisible. It is dangerous if anyone near you smokes. So, no matter whether you are smoking near a window or door, if you have a baby at home, he or she will be affected.
4. Smoking menthol has less adverse effect on health.
Smoking Menthols and smoking a pack of cigarettes is same. The minty flavor in menthol gives you less irritation on the throat, and so people cough less when they smoke menthol.
5. If you smoke only socially then, you won’t get addicted.
Even if you smoke a few cigarettes when you are with other people who are smoking, it can be risky for your health. It can affect your lungs, and you can get addicted to smoking as well.
All these are myths about smoking. You should remember that smoking is bad for your health. So, you should try to quit smoking as soon as possible.