Ways to quit smoking.

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Smoking can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Here are some ways to help you resist your cravings and break the unhealthy habit.

Quit cold turkey

It may seem hard to quit “cold turkey” where you stop smoking suddenly. But studies show that whether you taper your cigarettes or quit cold turkey, the results are the same UFABET 

For some people, cold turkey is the only way to go. But for others, this method is just too difficult. It’s hard to break the ritual of smoking.

If you can stop smoking immediately when that day arrives. If not, don’t worry. There are other methods that can help.

Use nicotine replacement therapy

Try over-the-counter methods like nicotine patches, lozenges or gum. You can also talk to your doctor about prescription nicotine that comes in a nasal spray or inhaler. There is non-nicotine medication you can take. As well, like bupropion and varenicline.

People will start with a nicotine replacement therapy. For example, nicotine patches replace the nicotine from cigarettes and help treat the urge. Over time, we slowly taper down the amount of nicotine in the patches that you get.

Change your daily habits

Not only do you have to think about your nicotine habit. But you also have to change your rituals that play into reaching for that smoke.

If you have a cigarette with your morning coffee or on your afternoon work break, rethink what you do during those times.

Can you replace that ritual of smoking with something else? Maybe it’s eating a biscotti in the morning or replacing your cigarette in the afternoon with tea or a popsicle. Even hard candies, carrot sticks or a lollipop can help with the oral fixation you may have.