I used to be a smoker about two years ago but then I finally quit smoking and believe me; life was never this good and healthier before. For everyone thinking of getting rid of smoking addiction, let me tell you one thing; it is not easy not but not impossible as well. If you have finally decided to leave this bad habit, be mentally prepared as some hard times will come when you will have to prove that you are no more a slave to something like cigarettes. Without motivation and determination; smoking cannot be left.
I have noticed one thing and smokers say this as well; when you have an entire pack of smokes in your pocket; you will automatically smoke more. You have to leave this habit of buying a whole pack every time; imagine how much it will save you every month and every year. You might as well end up going on a trip to a neighboring city. From now on, if you really feel like smoking; buy a couple of lose cigarettes, not more than this. Why buy lose cigarettes even? Well, smoking addiction is reduced and then left once and for all; rarely people succeed with the cold turkey way when you just quit suddenly and never pick up a cigarette again in your life; 95 percent people come back to smoking through this method.
Gradually when your cravings lower down, you can switch to an electronic cigarette that will reduce the harm even more and pull you away from smoking a little more. Remember to throw away your lighters, cigarettes holders, ashtrays, and everything is associated with smoking or would remind you of it. For a person who is trying to quit or who used to be a smoker, it gets hard to be with someone who is smoking since those cravings start to trigger again; this is where the commitment steps in.
I have seen people leave meeting their friends just because the friends smoke. You do not have to leave your buddies who smoke; you can simple tell them not to smoke in front of you. If they will be loyal to you, they won’t do it otherwise they are not worthy of your friendship. Lastly, keep a few chewing gums in your pocket so whenever you feel like smoking; just start chewing on them. Cravings of smoking can also be killed by consuming fresh fruit juices.