If you are reading this article chances are you are probably a smoker trying to quit smoking and looking for an easy way to do so. Well, let me be honest, there isn't an easy way to kick the habit, but there sure are many methods that you can try. And if you are looking at it statistically, your chances of quitting are quite high; as it typically takes five to seven attempts before smokers are finally able to quit.
As with any addiction, the first step to beating the addiction is to realise and accept that you do have an addiction. In reading this article you are achieving this first important step. You have realised that you need to stop smoking and are now looking for a way to stop. That is great!
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Remember, the only way to manage something is to monitor it. So how best do you monitor your progress? Well, it's simple really. Pick a date when you envisage yourself achieving a smoke free life and take action to reach that goal. But the taking action part is the tricky bit. How do you plan on kicking the habit? As with anything in life there are many options.
If you think you are tough and are able to rely simply on your willpower to cut down from twenty a day to nothing, try going cold turkey. As mentioned with the cold turkey method you go from everything to nothing. This requires mountains of willpower, but is probably the best method. Once you've pushed through the agonising withdrawal symptoms you should be in the clear.
While experiencing withdrawal symptoms, you could also reach for homeopathic remedies. These are typically a cocktail of homeopathic ingredients, such as Black Spruce Monkshood and Quebracho, which have been used in the practice of homeopathy for hundreds of years and have proven themselves over the ages.
Another popular method is to change the nicotine delivery process. Instead of smoking a cigarette to get your dose of nicotine you now stick on a patch, chew some gum, suck on a lozenge, etc. to get the nicotine you need. Going this way you slowly but surely wean yourself off nicotine and consequently your dependence on cigarettes. However, will you become addicted to the patch? Think about it.
Pills are also available to help you stop smoking. These pills seem to reduce the withdrawal symptoms experienced by quitting smokers and don't contain any nicotine. It is also said that the pills reduce the urge to smoke.
According to the statistics, hypnosis may be the best option. According to research, the success rate of quitting smoking is very high. The number is at 66% compared to other methods that don't even come close; take the success rates for cold turkey 5% and nicotine replacement 25% for example.