Many people try to quit smoking. In fact many people who are currently smoking would really like to give up. It can be a very difficult thing to do because it is an addiction. However, there are a lot of people who have successfully done it and they could have a lot of help to offer those that need it.
Something that could be worth trying is speaking to someone who has given up and find out what they did to help. There are many different things that you can try such as gum, patches, hypnosis or just will power. It can be worth going to visit your GP because they will be able to let you know what all of your choices are and you may even be able to get some help through them. It can be a good idea to think it all through and have a plan. Do you intend to stop entirely or slowly reduce how much you smoke? By what date do you want to have completely given up?
How will you reward yourself for achieving your goals? Writing down your goals and sticking them in a prominent place will remind you that you need to work hard and keep persevering. Remember the reasons why you want to quit every time you are tempted to not stick to your goals. Having a good support network can make a big difference as well and so if you have found someone to help you who has quit then then can be part of it. You also need all of your family and friends to be on your side as well. If they are not supportive then try to avoid them, especially when you feel really tempted to give in.
This could perhaps be harder than actually giving up in the first place. It will not be an easy thing to do and so you need to be prepared to face hard challenges and then when you get through them have a reward at hand so that you can really celebrate and praise yourself. Remember to always keep in mind the benefits of what you are doing and that will really help to motivate you all the time.
Maybe you should try addiction counseling if every single attempt you’ve made to quit smoking has failed.