How to quit your smoking habits?

November 7, 2012 10:18pm CST
I have been smoking for 20 years of my life until I decided one day with conviction to stop with my smoking habit. While i can say to myself that having a strong conviction made me stop abruptly, what sort of advice can you give out to those people who attempted to quit but keeps on sliding back? I know it's none of my business but there might be some insights you can give to those who really want to quit but needs a little push and support to help them. Thanks.
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4 responses
• Indonesia
9 Nov 12
i'm a smoker too if me, try don't buy smoke slowly i can stop it but my problem, if my friend smokes, i smoke again but not many like before and i sure i can stop it
9 Nov 12
LOL, clever indeed. Yeah. Don't buy smoke so you can stop smoking. Invest your money into buy something healthy.
• Indonesia
21 Nov 12
yeah invest our money save our health rich and healthy it's a dream
@youless (94397)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Nov 12
I am a non-smoker but I know some smokers who quit smoking successfully. One is my friend. He downloaded apps to help him stop smoking. But actually I think it depends on your determination. My dad smoked a lot for a long time in the past and he quit smoking secretly. He announced it when he did it. At that time when he felt like smoking, he would go to do the homework such as mopping the floor. So he would not focus and think about smoking so much. He had kept on doing it for a week and he didn't have a strong need to smoke. After a month, he didn't feel like smoking any more. I hope their experience can be helpful for you to get rid of smoking. Good luck!
9 Nov 12
Diversion is another good trick that you can draw out from your sleeves if you are really motivated to stop. It all adds up that when you try to stop smoking, you always result doing more productive things like doing homework such as mopping the floor. I myself concentrated on physical fitness activities and i am also having a steady healthy diet. Good things will follow for sure when you decide to give up what's bad to your health.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
8 Nov 12
My father quit after smoking for 23 years. I know he thought it was going to be hard. But someone told him to buy a big bag of sunflower seeds. And everytime he wanted a smoke grab some. he did, and said it wast hard to quit. Problem is 5 years later he still has those sunflower seeds everyday.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
The best way to avoid sliding back to smoking is to have the strong desire to quit, like you do. Our decisions sometimes just needs a very willing mind to do a certain thing.
8 Nov 12
I fully agree jenny. When you want to achieve something in your life, you put your heart and mind into getting it. Using that as the bottom logic, smokers must make "stop smoking" as one one of ultimate goals in life. What's good about making this a goal is it comes with no time frame required. Now or never is up to goal seeker.