Smoking, The single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the world. Every year thousands of people are dying from this addiction. If it were easy to quit then there would be a lot less smokers in the world. The truth is giving up smoking is very challenging and only a small percentage of people will manage it. That is why have written this article will help you to find out what is the best way to quit smoking. There are dozens of different approaches to quitting some better than others. Different methods of quitting work better for different people but here are the best ways to quit smoking.
The most common method that people will try is the “Cold turkey” approach. If you are unaware of what this is, it simply means suddenly stopping smoking and then attempting to endure the cravings that follow. For some people this works. They get through the withdrawal cravings without too much hassle and they never look back. But for the majority of people this is not the case. Some people will only last hours before they cannot control themselves any longer. Some people last months even years, but every time they see someone light up, or get a whiff of that smoke they still have to fight the urge to just have one more.
Another method is to gradually ease off the cigarettes. If your smoking 20 cigarettes a day, smoke one less cigarette each day or second day until you are no longer smoking any more cigarettes. This will take the severity out of your initial cravings and gives you a better chance of staying off the smokes.
Drugs are another method used in conjunction with the above strategies. These products are used to reduce the severity of withdrawal cravings. Nicotine patches or gum are common products used to dull cravings. There are also prescription medicines that may be obtained from your doctor such as Champix or Zyban that will also reduce cravings.
Hypnotherapy is by far the easiest method and is in fact the method I used to quit. This method utilizes hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) techniques to subconsciously attach negative feelings towards smoking and positive feelings towards quitting. This works because your withdrawal cravings are primarily caused by your subconscious mind. Hypnosis reduces and eventually quit any sort of craving for cigarettes, and depending on the patient and the hypnotherapist, results can be seen within the first session. This is by far the most permanent solution.