Ways to Quit Smoking - Cold
'Cold Turkey' method to quit
smoking relies solely on will
power. This is one of the traditional ways people have tried to kick the
habit. You can either stop suddenly from one day to the next or first
try a gradual reduction in the number of daily cigarettes you smoke.
Lots of people usually try this method
before anything else because it's so easy to try and it doesn't cost
anything! The problem is it often does not last and you resume smoking
How Does It Work?
If you have not been smoking long, say
less than a year, the pure cold turkey method can work well for you. However if you
have been smoking for a long time it's best to gradually reduce your
need for nicotine by smoking progressively fewer cigarettes each day.
Then try quitting altogether when you are down to just a few daily
Is It Successful?
Although many people have quit
smoking cold turkey, it is not an easy method. You first
have to overcome the physical need for nicotine, which in
itself can be very difficult, especially if you just stop
The smoking habit itself - the
need to reach for a cigarette - is the hardest one to break
over a long period of time. People who have quit have
reported feeling the need for smoke years after they have
quit. This is where pure will power comes in, and you just
have to get over the instant craving.
If you are trying to quit
smoking cold turkey you might want to try some of the
support aids available like the
recordings that you can download directly. These
motivational messages might just give you the extra help you
need to quit for good.
Ways to Quit Smoking