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Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking !!!

For God’s Sakes Quit smoking before it’s too late!!!

 

If you want to quit, plan ahead. Talk to your doctor when you first get the idea you might be ready to get healthy. Think about taking Zyban or using the nicotine patch. I found Zyban extremely helpful. Walking is also a real help. By getting out walking you blow off nervous energy, you get your circulatory system back in shape as circulation improves, you benefit your heart and by golly you might just help clean out your lungs. The biggest benefit is the sense of accomplishment and the little self-congratulatory games you can play with your mind to help change your thinking from that of an addict to that of a healthy non-smoker. What happens after you quit?

within 20 minutes of quitting your blood pressure drops
within 48 hours your nerves begin to regenerate
within 1 year the risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker
more…

If you find yourself surrounded by smokers or in a smoking environment, try to get out, first of all. You don’t need to be immersed in the atmosphere that got you started in the first place, not at this time anyway. You’ll be stronger later on. If you can’t get out, or chose to stay in the smoking environment – make it reeaall simple for yourself and

do not even touch anything related to cigarettes, tobacco or smoking.

One puff and you will be setting your “inner junkie” up to make you fail at some point now or very soon. I’ve seen it happen time and time again.

How about this seemingly simple approach…

Cross your arms and place your hands in your armpits and practice to yourself “No thanks I don’t smoke”.

You must think like a non-smoker – or more accurately like someone who has just quit an extremely addictive chemical habit and who must be prepared to be vigilant at every turn…. think like this for at least the first little while ok? You can figure it out on your own after that.

The usenet newsgroup alt.support.stop-smoking is a tremendous resource and support site.


I quit January 14, 2001

You can quit too !

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