Smoking is one of the biggest killers in the western world. If you are a smoker and have been for many years, then you are damaging your health. Each time you put a cigarette to your lips you are helping to shorten your lifespan. Many people begin smoking when they are children and adolescents. That means that you have been a smoker for all your adult life. A habit that has lasted for such a long time will be difficult to break. You need to make sure that you want to quit smoking when you embark on this journey. Many people say they want to quit, but in reality they are not ready. Quitting smoking will mean that you are healthier straight away. Here is a guide to quitting smoking in just seven days.
Day 1: Prepare your mind for the change
Quitting smoking will have a big impact on your mindset and your physical health. You need to be ready for that change before you quit. Spend a day thinking about the decision so that you can make sure that you are well-prepared when it is time to give up. Now is the time to enjoy smoking. The saying goes “the last cigarette always tastes the best.” If the habit has been part of your life for many years, you need to wean yourself off it, rather than diving straight into quitting.
Day 2: Tell your friends and family
When you tell people that you intend to quit smoking, you have the added pressure to follow through with your plan. That pressure is a good thing as it will help you to quit. You don’t want to embarrass yourself by saying you’re going to quit and not doing so. Make a big deal out of your announcement so that there is no going back.
Day 3: Invest in an e-cigarette
E-cigarettes are the ultimate tool for people wanting to quit smoking. You have a nicotine addiction, not a cigarette addiction. An e-cigarette allows you to get your fix of nicotine without the nasty tar that comes in a cigarette. Smoking an e-cigarette means that you have something to do with your hands. Often what smokers miss when they quit is the ritual of smoking. You will still get the sensation of smoking when you have an e-cigarette.
Day 4: Decrease your nicotine intake
You can use the e-liquid to decrease your nicotine intake on a daily basis. That means that you can wean yourself off the drug over a stable amount of time. You can choose how much nicotine your body gets on a daily basis. That means that you can wean yourself off cigarettes on a daily basis.
Day 5: Look at your progress
On the fifth day of your journey, you should take the time to look back at your progress. You have already come so far, and you are almost at the stage where you no longer need cigarettes in your life. Write down a plan to decrease your nicotine intake. By following a plan, you can ensure that you have total control over your progress.
Day 6: Throw out your cigarettes
This step is more symbolic than anything else. You need to throw all your cigarettes away. Make sure that you do this step in front of another person as that will help make the moment memorable. Once you have thrown away your cigarettes, there is no going back. Studies have shown that the act of throwing away cigarettes has a lasting impact on your mind.
Day 7: Start your smoke-free life
When you wake up on the seventh day of your journey, you will be a new person. You no longer need cigarettes. With the help of your e-cigarette, you can make sure that you control your nicotine intake. You are now in control of your destiny and your health. Enjoy your new smoke-free life.