Build a Quit Smoking Support Network.

Hands Offering Quit Smoking SupportRegardless of whether you quit smoking using the cold turkey method, or with aids such as nicotine replacement therapy, support is absolutely critical if you want to increase your likelihood of success. [Read more…]

Own Your Quit Smoking Campaign.

Shouting out how to quit smokingMany people are all too eager to tell you how THEY think you should quit smoking cigarettes. Be they other quitters and ex smokers who promote specific methods, or the abundant self proclaimed quit smoking guru’s selling their “expert,” advice.

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Quitting Smoking Gets Easier. Truly it Does!

Light at end of tunnel when quitting smoking.Quitting smoking and healing from addiction is a long term process. One that takes many, many months. Even though the chemical dependency itself only takes several weeks to breakdown, the more advanced, neurological damage caused by addiction takes a lot longer to recover from. [Read more…]

Recovering From a Failed Quit Smoking Attempt and Relapse.

Smoker trapped behind barsI doubt there has ever been a smoker genuinely happy to have failed at quitting smoking. Most successful quitters have suffered a relapse in the past, and know very intimately, the feelings of hopelessness and defeat that come with relapse. [Read more…]

It Takes Just One Cigarette to Relapse.

Smoker with head in sandYou will never smoke again. Accepting this is perhaps the most daunting aspect of quitting smoking and nicotine addiction recovery. The thought of never having another cigarette can be so overwhelming, that smokers will willingly go to the grave an addict and never again taste a life free from the disease addiction. [Read more…]

Dreams of Smoking Cigarettes When Quitting Smoking.

Ex Smoker Waking from smoking dreamIf you find yourself dreaming about smoking cigarettes in the middle of a quit smoking campaign, don’t be alarmed. As this study suggests; it’s an entirely normal phenomenon and one to be expected during both chemical withdrawal and medium to long term recovery. [Read more…]

Overcoming Your Quitter’s Remorse.

Lady remorseful about quitting smoking.If you have ever attempted to quit smoking, there is a good chance you’re familiar with the notion of quitter’s remorse. You may recognize it as the occasional feeling of regret we have over making the decision to quit smoking and cause ourselves to suffer the healing process. [Read more…]

Quit Smoking with the aid of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Ex Smoker and Therapist TalkingCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is one of the most powerful therapeutic aids available to smokers who want to quit. Whether you quit cold turkey, using nicotine replacement therapy, medication or even hypnosis, CBT will significantly improve your chances of long term success. [Read more…]

So You Wish You Could be a Social Smoker?

Ex Smoker Envious of Social SmokersIt is not uncommon to hear smokers and even the occasional ex smoker; talk about their wishful thoughts of being able to remain a social smoker and not be so vulnerable to addiction. [Read more…]

Suffering Insomnia While Quitting Smoking.

Alarm ClockIt’s not uncommon to hear of people struggling to find sleep when they stop smoking. For an unlucky few, it may even lead to insomnia. It can be pretty tempting to single out nicotine withdrawal as being the cause for this.  [Read more…]

Finding the Best Method to Quit Smoking for You.

Blackboard list of pros and cons, for and against argument conceptOne of the most important steps in planning a good quit is making the decision on how you will do so. Given the diverse range of quit smoking methods available, finding the best method to quit smoking, for you, is not always a simple task. [Read more…]

There is a Physical Difference Between Wanting to Smoke and Craving One.

Apples and OrangesCravings are never easy, and the ultimate reason why so many quit smoking attempts fail. Every other symptom of withdrawal is a walk in the park, on a sunny afternoon filled with butterflies and singing birds, compared to cravings. [Read more…]

Is There an Easy Way to Quit Smoking?

Greedy con artist with moneyIf there were an easy way to quit smoking, the death toll from tobacco would not have reached one hundred million last century and it wouldn’t be set to hit a billion people this century. [Read more…]