Today, 31st May 2013 (the same day is observed as every year as “No Tobacco Day”), is being observed as “No Tobacco Day” worldwide. I decided to write a few tips to help tobacco addicts quit smoking and quit other forms of using tobacco. Hope this article will help at least one tobacco addict (smoker or any other form of tobacco user) quit tobacco use, than I will feel that my writing has been helpful. If more tobacco user quit tobacco use, the success of the article can be considered grand.
Failed to quit smoking? May be several times you tried to quit smoking, but failed every time even after initial success. It is not easy to quit smoking. Quitting smoking is more difficult than quitting alcohol by alcoholics. The most important ingredient for quitting smoking is the steel hard determination to quit smoking. Lets presume your determination to quit smoking is very strong and you have medical reason to quit smoking. For those ready to quit smoking, try the following:
Use nicotine skin patch to quit smoking:
Instead of using nicotine gums, try nicotine skin patch, known as transdermal patch in medical terms. It is a common practice to supplement nicotine gums for cigarettes. When you feel desire to smoke take a nicotine chewing gum instead. This is the common practice. You might also have tried this and failed, like most nicotine gum users. That’s why many expert recommend to use nicotine skin patch instead of nicotine gums.
Why nicotine skin patch instead of nicotine gums?
Nicotine patches can help you quit smoking better than nicotine gums because, it delivers fixed predetermined amount of nicotine continuously, hence it can reduce your craving for nicotine, as it will continuously suppress your desire to smoke. If you use nicotine gums, it can not suppress craving, but it can only prevent you from smoking a cigarette for time being. If you use nicotine skin patch it will be there in your skin for several days to several weeks and ultimately help reduce craving for cigarette gradually, if your determination is strong.
Use acupressure to quit smoking:
Get professional help from an acupressure practitioner. It can be self administered, unlike acupuncture (where needles have to be inserted at various points by acupuncture practitioner). Intermittent pressure is applied to pressure points for this purpose. Your acupressure practitioner will help you pinpoint the pressure points. There are two acupressure points for quitting smoking. They are located in the wrists. The point is located just distal to the place where the pulse can be felt strongest at the wrist. Intermittent pressure can be applied by placing a rubber band (6-7 cm diameter and half cm width) and snapping the rubber band 15 times each on both wrists (pull the rubber band and snap it on the wrist), which will take away your desire to smoke. The snapping should be with such strength that it causes slight pain when done. It may take three months to get desired result (i.e. stop smoking completely).