Why do people smoke? Have we ever thought about this?
It is a matter of personal choice and there is no reason why one is compelled to do so. It usually starts for the thrill of it and out of peer pressure.
By the time we realize the hazards of smoking, it is usually too late and we are addicted to it.
Nicotine from the cigarette is absorbed completely by the lungs and it reaches the brain in 15 seconds, faster than an intravenous injection. Nicotine is a psychomotor stimulant and smokers feel it improves their mood and work performance. Very soon the body develops tolerance to it and the same amount of nicotine serves no good. This is how the amount of cigarettes smoked goes up day by day.
Smoking can be avoided and stopped as well. It is difficult but not impossible.
Quitting smoking is the single most important thing smokers can do to improve their health. It needs a strong will and resolve on the part of the individual to give up this habit.
The first cigarette to give up is the most difficult aspect of it. But we got to start somewhere. It is doable and thousands of people quit smoking every year.
If you want to change your life, change your mind.
Have a positive attitude. Do not fear what will happen after quitting, fear of what will happen if you continue smoking.
There are many support groups and sites who can help you overcome the withdrawal symptoms. Talk to people who have quit for they can give you practical tips on going about it.
There are many herbal products which help in curbing the urge to smoke. Try these natural products as they are very safe.
Cessation is a journey. Take one day at a time and it will not be long before you have arrived at your destination.