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Friday, June 20, 2014

Programs To Help You Rid Tobacco From Your Life

This is a guest post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Smoking cigarettes is a bad habit that many teenagers and young adults pick up at an early age. In the United States, there are a lot of young people that get their hands on tobacco products illegally. This addiction essentially becomes a life long habit. Smoking cigarettes and using other types of tobacco products significantly increases the risk of developing lung cancer. Additionally, an array of other health problems may develop from smoking. For example, the vocal cords can get damaged permanently from excessive tobacco use. 

It's not surprising that a lot of smokers often try to quit but without much success. I have personally tried to helps several of my clients quit smoking, and it can be a very emotional, challenging battle. Quitting this addictive habit requires professional help that can be received in special rehabilitation clinics. Trying to get help quit smoking today is an example of making a positive lifestyle change. The first step towards smoking cessation involves signing up for a special program that specifically deals with tobacco use. Smokers may be surprised to learn that modern cigarettes are loaded with hundreds of ingredients that may be toxic to the human body. Nicotine is a major culprit for the addiction to cigarettes. This chemical is responsible for the buzz that smokers get when inhaling cigarette smoke. 

A smoking cessation program needs to address the addiction to nicotine by smokers. Therefore, a substitute needs to be consumed before completely eliminating tobacco products from the lives of smokers. Nicotine patches or chewing gums are available for individuals who'd like to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. These products are very effective when taken gradually in specific dosages. It may take weeks or even months for the human body to adapt to an alternative form of nicotine that comes from patches rather than cigarettes. 

Talking sessions are also helpful in addition to the chemical based treatment for smoking cessation. The nicotine substitutes are actually part of detoxification phases that eliminate any harmful chemicals from the body. Smokers should be able to gather with other people that use tobacco products and share some intimate conversations. A collective effort can help the individual get the strength and motivation to quit smoking once and for all.

Although it will be difficult to quit smoking as it is difficult to quit any addiction, the lasting rewards are worth all the effort!


  1. I am a former smoker, it took several attempts before I finally quit smoking. The worst part with smoking is you have to give it up physically and mentally. It was many years ago when I quit, I'm glad there are products out now that help alleviate some of the withdrawal symptoms. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Good for you! Wow! I can only imagine how hard that was. Be proud of that accomplishment!

  2. My problem is being mentally ready to quit. In the end I am going to have to put MIND > matter and make it happen. Thank you so much for this post

    1. You're welcome! You can do it! Yes, you really have to set your mind to it. Keep trying!

  3. Wow - I didn't realize you help people quit smoking. That is great.


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