Reread ‘4 ways to quit smoking’
▲ Strengthen the will to quit smoking
There are countless people who try to quit smoking, but when you ask ‘why do you quit smoking?’, there are surprisingly many cases where there is no special and urgent reason of their own. If the reason for quitting is not clear, the will to quit is also disturbed, and even if a smoking cessation patch or drug is used together, the likelihood of quitting smoking is very high. To succeed in quitting smoking, it is most important to strengthen your will after seriously considering why you smoke and why you need to succeed in quitting.
▲ Create alternative habits
There are people who fail to quit smoking after suffering withdrawal symptoms, but there are surprisingly many people who stop smoking because they do not know what to do at the same time they would have smoked in the past. If you've been smoking to relieve stress or increase concentration, it's a good idea to divert your cravings for smoking by creating alternative habits such as meditation, drinking cold water, deep breathing, and walking.
▲ Remember that the first week is a turning point
Usually, 3 to 7 days after you start quitting smoking are the most difficult. This is because it takes about 3 to 7 days for the nicotine accumulated in the body to be completely discharged from the body. Therefore, if you get past the critical point in the first week of quitting, your chances of quitting smoking are significantly increased.
If you experience strong withdrawal symptoms in the first week of quitting, you may be in fear, like, ‘I’m going to have this for the rest of my life?
▲ Get expert help
If you have already failed several times to quit smoking through self-therapy, it is also a good idea to seek help from a smoking cessation call center or specialist. This is because the success rate of quitting smoking is higher when you receive counseling to quit smoking or use prescription drugs compared to other methods. It is also a good idea to try various smoking cessation programs provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare or local public health centers.
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