Know The Ins And Outs Of Nicotine Addiction So You Can Stop Smooking
If you truly are serious about your decision to Stop Smooking, you have to keep in mind that there are many distinct steps you need to take for you to finally and permanently stop smooking. If you don't take these steps, your chances of going back to your smoking habit are quite high. In fact, many people who decide to stop smooking go back to smoking because they skip at least one of these steps. These steps don't exist in a vacuum. They are tied into certain key elements that got you addicted and keep you addicted to cancer sticks.
Step 1: Stop Smooking by handling your physical addiction
Smokers are physically addicted to a habit-forming chemical compound found in tobacco leaves called nicotine. Physical dependence involves having the irresistible urge to keep ingesting nicotine. Smokers feel they can’t stop because their body is physically dependent. The good news is that there are many products that can help you stop smooking at the physical dependence level. These products range from nicotine gum and patches and other nicotine-based systems. These all work in the same way-they regulate your nicotine intake until you no longer ingest nicotine. They use a gradual approach to end physical addiction…but unfortunately they do not deal with the psychological aspects of smooking.
Step 2: Stop smooking by handling mental triggers
The main reason why it is so hard to stop smooking is the mental dependence you develop to smoking. Your mind will respond to certain emotional or psychological trigger with the physical urge to insert a cigarette into your mouth and puff. If you truly want to Stop Smooking and you want your efforts to stop smooking to last a lifetime, you have to make sure that you handle the mental triggers involved. These mental triggers can range from feeling full after a meal, feeling bored, feeling stressed, and other triggers. The good news is that these are all in your head. When you handle psychological triggers effectively, you stop smooking for the long-term. One of the most effective ways to stop the mental associations that prolong and sustain addiction to cigarettes is hypnosis. People who were able to stop smooking and stay smoke-free use a two-pronged approach that takes out both the physical and mental/emotional dependence they had on nicotine. You can do this too.