For many people, smoking is a stress reliever and a coping mechanism. When you're having a bad day or under a lot of pressure, it's tempting to step outside and try to make your worries go away by lighting up a cigarette. However, the relief is only temporary, and as you probably already know, smoking is detrimental to your overall health.
If you've tried to quit smoking in the past, you know how difficult it can be to kick the habit. But, through online therapy, you can overcome your addiction to smoking and discover healthy ways to cope with stress.
Anyone who has smoked cigarettes knows how addicting it can be, but why is that exactly? Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. When you inhale the smoke from a cigarette, the nicotine immediately rushes to your brain, producing feelings of pleasure and reducing stress. It can be difficult to find this immediate rush from other outlets so easily. It's the same rush you get from exercising or doing something new and exciting. That is why so many people become dependent on cigarettes--it creates a physical and psychological dependence.
When you quit smoking, it is likely that you will have a strong craving and experience withdrawal symptoms. This is completely normal but can be difficult to overcome and can lead to anxiety, depression, and irritability. That is why it is important to seek help when you want to stop smoking. Our online therapists at 7 Cups are here to support you and offer a listening ear during this process. We can guide you in your journey to quit smoking and help you discover healthy ways to cope in the comfortability of your own home. Begin online therapy today with us.
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