ADVERTISEMENT

Wondering How to Quit Smoking? Follow These Simple Ways

We bring to you five scientific methods that will help you quit.

Updated
Fit
5 min read
Wondering How to Quit Smoking? Follow These Simple Ways

How many times have people asked you to stop smoking? At least a million times, right? But how many times have they suggested methods that will help you quit? Aha!

That’s exactly where we come in. FIT brings you five scientific methods that can help you quit.

ADVERTISEMENT

Cold Turkey

Let’s not beat about the bush! If you decide to quit, then the best way is to go cold turkey. Yes, perhaps it is the most difficult method to quit smoking but hey, you always knew it was going to be difficult.

Make a firm decision in your head and stick to it. Remember: discipline is key.

(Photo: Liju Joseph/FIT)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) helps control nicotine levels in the body. It has proven effective in reducing the immediate withdrawal symptoms and subside the cravings. NRT is most effective when combined with counseling.

It is always advisable to consult a doctor if you aren’t sure of which NRT products to use or the dosage. The doctor will advise on the amount of dosage according to how much you smoke.

(Photo: Liju Joseph/FIT)
ADVERTISEMENT

Prescription Drugs

Specific drugs work well in sync with NRT. Drugs (taken strictly under prescription) help to reduce the physical effects of nicotine on the body. So, the good news is that smoking might just stop being a pleasurable activity, thanks to these drugs.

(Photo: Liju Joseph/FIT)

Non-Smoking Peer Group

You have decided to quit? Great! But make sure that you are not hanging out with your smoker buddies. Many studies suggest that being around non-smokers is immensely helpful when one decides to quit. Yes, you got it right! Make your friends quit as well!

(Photo: Liju Joseph/FIT)
ADVERTISEMENT

Do It For The Money!

If nothing has prompted you to quit smoking, then do it simply for the money. Just calculate the amount of money you have spent all these years on buying cigarettes. Whoa! Right! Now imagine what all you can do with that money if you quit smoking. Yes, so quit smoking and shop your heart out!

(Photo: Liju Joseph/FIT)

Cool, right? So, quit now!

Now that we’re on the topic, do tell us what you think about your own cigarette packs.

(Have you subscribed to FIT’s newsletter yet? Click here and get health updates directly in your inbox.)

ADVERTISEMENT

How many times have people asked you to stop smoking? At least a million times, right? But how many times have they suggested methods that will help you quit? Aha!

That’s exactly where we come in. The Quint brings you five scientific methods that can help you quit.

Read on...

Cold Turkey

Let’s not beat about the bush! If you decide to quit, then the best way is to go cold turkey. Yes, perhaps it is the most difficult method to quit smoking but hey, you always knew it was going to be difficult.

Make a firm decision in your head and stick to it. Remember: discipline is key.

(Photo: Liju Joseph/The Quint)
ADVERTISEMENT

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) helps control nicotine levels in the body. It has proven effective in reducing the immediate withdrawal symptoms and subside the cravings. NRT is most effective when combined with counseling.

It is always advisable to consult a doctor if you aren’t sure of which NRT products to use or the dosage. The doctor will advise on the amount of dosage according to how much you smoke.

(Photo: Liju Joseph/The Quint)

Prescription Drugs

Specific drugs work well in sync with NRT. Drugs (taken strictly under prescription) help to reduce the physical effects of nicotine on the body. So, the good news is that smoking might just stop being a pleasurable activity, thanks to these drugs.

(Photo: Liju Joseph/The Quint)
ADVERTISEMENT

Non-Smoking Peer Group

You have decided to quit? Great! But make sure that you are not hanging out with your smoker buddies. Many studies suggest that being around non-smokers is immensely helpful when one decides to quit. Yes, you got it right! Make your friends quit as well!

(Photo: Liju Joseph/The Quint)

Do It For The Money!

If nothing has prompted you to quit smoking, then do it simply for the money. Just calculate the amount of money you have spent all these years on buying cigarettes. Whoa! Right! Now imagine what all you can do with that money if you quit smoking. Yes, so quit smoking and shop your heart out!

(Photo: Liju Joseph/The Quint)

Cool, right? So, quit now!

ADVERTISEMENT

Now that we’re on the topic, do tell us what you think about your own cigarette packs.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Published: 
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
×
×