How To Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is not always an easy task, but it can be done. Making the decision to quit is the first step. There are various methods you can use to quit. Each person is different in their approach. Some people seek advice from a doctor or health professional who can monitor them and help them make the right choices. Professionals can also offer help with medications and therapy. Others want to do it themselves with the help of an aid such as the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, or lozenges. Others yet try to quit "cold turkey" without any assistance. Some use a combination of aids.
No matter which option you choose, it is often a challenge to quit smoking, especially if you have smoked for a long time. Nicotine is addictive, which is why it is so difficult to stop smoking once you've started. Your body becomes dependent on the nicotine, and there are side effects associated with the withdrawal from nicotine. Some of the common symptoms are anxiety, irritability, insomnia, headache, and impaired concentration.
It will take perseverance and patience to be successful in quitting, but that is the key. Finding a reason to focus on, such as wanting to be healthier, will help you reach your goal.
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