I want to share 4 simple steps to quit smoking because the The Great American Smokeout day is approaching and it is time to stop smoking America! Instead of quitting for just a day, make it a lifetime commitment. I did it 15 years ago and you can too! Begin with these 4 simple steps.

Step 1.

Pick a quit day. You will have lots of support if you choose the Great American Smokeout day as your quit day. If that does not work for you, pick another day. Do not wait for the perfect day because that will never come. Just get a date in your head and circle it on the calendar! 

Step 2.

Tell you friends, family and coworkers that you are planning to stop smoking. Tell them the quit day you have chosen and ask for their support and understanding while you wage your battle against nicotine. Sharing the fact that you are going to quit makes it more of a reality. 

Step 3.

Find and join a support group for people trying to quit. It has been proven that joining one of these groups can raise the success rate of quitting for good. Nothing beats knowing you can turn to people who understand exactly what you are going through. In addition to the live group, enroll in an online stop smoking forum. The internet is a great place to escape to when cravings to light up hit! 

Step 4.

Select a nicotine replacement aid. This is also another proven safe and effective way to quit. The aids can lessen your withdrawal symptoms making it easier to fight them. Remember, the withdrawal phase is a short one but it can be tough. A great aid on the market today is Miracet. Check it out and have it handy to support you during your first smokeless weeks. 

As you can tell from the 4 listed steps, support is the key factor. You may have been smoking alone for years but in order to quit successfully you will need help. Battling an addiction is not something you should attempt alone. Join a support group, let your friends and family do what they can to help and find a nicotine replacement aid that will work for you. 

Stay focused and determined. It is a great life when you are no longer dependant on those little cellophane packages of tobacco. It truly is time to stop smoking America and these 4 steps to quit smoking will help you reach your goal of a smokeless life!

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  1. Xbox360king says:

    my boyfriend quit for about 3 solid months, not a single cigarette. he’s smoked for about 3-4 years, and said he got to about half a pack or more per day at one point. i found out today he started smoking maybe around 3-4 a day again, and didn’t tell me till now (he started back up about a week ago, he said he didn’t think it’d become a ‘thing’ again.) i accept him for who he is, but honestly i feel bothered by it. people in my family died from lung cancer, and i never want to see him suffer how they did. how can i help my boyfriend completely quit one step at a time?
    he’s tried e-cigs, and refuses nicotine patches. what alternatives can i suggest or help him with?
    he’s 18, btw.

  2. therundown2k3 says:

    I have a read and researched a lot about Buddhism.
    I was baptized Christian and I go to a Roman Catholic school.
    I know it sounds like a cliche, but I have researched other religions and none of them appeal to me.
    I agree with most of the Buddhist teachings, and one of the things i like about Buddhism is that it does not have a ‘God’ or a ‘chosen one’, Buddha never claims to be either of these things.

    *This question is in no way insulting Christianity, I respect all religious views. This is just my opinion and I would be grateful of your answers. As this is my opinion, please do not ‘rain on my parade’.

    1. How do Buddhists celebrate Christmas?
    I’m aware that it is a Christian holiday, but I was wondering as it is a big event celebrated all over the world. Do Buddhists exchange gifts etc.

    2. What are Buddhist views on homosexuality?

    3. What does sexual misconduct mean in Buddhism?

    4. Is there any special steps I need to follow to become a Buddhist?

    5. What are Buddhist views on Evolution?

    6. What are Buddhist views on sex before marriage?

    7. How does being a Buddhist affect your life?