06 Feb 2020
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It's great that you have decided to quit smoking. I smoked most of my life, too, so I know how daunting the mere thought of quitting can be. But as long as you are determined, you CAN quit. You just have to grit your teeth and tough it out.
Here are some things that helped me:
1. I drank lots of water to get the toxins out of my body.
2. I did things to keep busy and distract myself.
3. I slept a lot, because you don't crave when you sleep.
4. I kept reading about all the benefits of quitting.
5. I made a list of all the reasons why I wanted to quit.
6. I lived, and still live, by NOPE (Not One Puff Ever). If you never take that first puff, you will be a non-smoker forever.
As difficult as it is to quit, it is also really exciting to make such an important change in your life. And you might find that quitting leads to other positive changes, such as getting in more physical activity and eating healthier. As a smoker, I couldn't climb a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing. When I quit, it got so much easier, and I started going out more because I had energy that I never had before.
Quitting will give you a whole new lease on life, and you deserve that. Believe in yourself, evak. You can do this!