How can I stop smoking when everyone around me smokes?
Last Updated: 05/18/2018 at 10:35pm
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If you are currently smoking and are dedicating to quitting your habit, I think the first step is to ween yourself off a little bit at a time. Going cold turkey can have a negative effect on the body and mind. Make it a habit to smoke one less cigarette a day, decreasing a little bit at a time. It can be difficult to quit habits that you struggle with when they are always around, there must be a little bit of self control. Realize your goal of quitting first, and find something positive in rewarding yourself after, say, every 2-3 cigarettes less smoked. You can also find an alternative to your smoking to help ease the process and distract yourself from potential need to smoke, chewing gum could be helpful , for example. If you are struggling a lot, tell your friends and fellow smokers what your goal is and they should do their best to help you achieve your goal. If that doesn't work, you may need to try and stay away from them until you are no longer tempted. You can also find somebody who doesn't smoke to motivate you to quit. Hope this answer helps!
You know, everyone thinks like that. Everyone waits for someone. However, this is just a game of your brain. If you are thinking like that I'm going to tell you something; You can be the guiding light who quits smoking first. Maybe thanks to you more people that think exactly like you can quit
Whenever you feel like buying smokes, end up buying gum. Ask help from relatives to help give up smoking. When you do quit, you will feel ill, you will feel tired and down and cranky and pissed off and crazy. This will pass. Do not give in! You may lose friends over the fear of smoking when they do, but what kind of friends are those? Its better to leave them back.
It's okay to make decisions for your own personal health that affect your social life. But quitting is a journey, and there is an end in sight. It's okay to take a break from the people in your life impeding your progress until you can handle being around smokers again. You can always talk to these people, ask them to do things with you when they won't need to smoke. If need be, maybe find new social circles that are easier to be around. But it will get easier.
Oh dear, you just have to want to. A friend of mine said that when she quit, she left the pack of cigarrets on the coffee table for a month. She just stopped cold turkey, however that won't work for everyone. Have you thought about any strategies that may work for you?
Don't smoke, and let everyone know why. I they don't understand and won't accept that, then you will probably have to find other people to hang out with.
Growing up in a family of smokers, it was only natural that I became accustomed to smoking. However, when I realized that I was putting my life in danger, it made me rethink and get help. Making a change boils down to two things; yourself and your discipline.
Stop hanging around people that smoke. Even if you quit or have quit, secondhand smoke is just as dangerous as inhaling the smoke from a cigarette. The best thing you can do is look out for yourself first
You have to want to stop and when you accept it you can do it easily
simple will power. dont bust your friends' balls. but be your own man and stand by your decision to not smoke. will power.
Try distancing yourself from that, you have the choose to stay or go. It's up to you to surround your self with those things.
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