To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question those of us trying to quit grapple with. The slim, slender roll of tobacco, packed in white paper, can indeed be a seductress, often tempting us for one last puff. More often than not, the last puff, or even the last cigarette, leads to one more, then one more, and, before you realize it, you are back on the habit.
It is entirely normal to go one step forward and two steps back when you are trying to quit smoking. That is why we have a quick, snappy how-to guide for you for a cigarette-free life, with a special recommendation to buy snus.
How to Quit Smoking
- Step 1 – Nicotine Patches
Few of us can stop the habit dead in its tracks. For the rest, we need to be gradually weaned off the nicotine addiction. This is where nicotine patches can come in real handy. Stick them on your body and they will do the rest. Your lungs will surely be grateful.
- Step 2 – Chewing Gum
Keeping your mouth occupied is another smart way to keep the cigarette at bay. Pop in some gum, and chew, chew, chew. The good news is that nicotine gums are also available.
- Step 3 – Meditate
Stress can lead to smoking. Meditation reduces stress. You see where we are going with this. A ten-minute session twice a day can do wonders for your mind and your quit smoking conquest.
An alternative that not many of us have considered is to try Swedish snus. Studies have shown a success rate of 45% among participants who have used it. All you have to do is wedge a portion between your lower lip and gum. The portion slowly dissolves, giving a steady nicotine rush.
Over a period of time, you will find your dependency on cigarettes and nicotine reduces.