Every individual has a different way of ending smoking, but what are the red lights of failure one must watch out for?
1. Slip Up Means Failure – A lot of times people quit smoking for weeks, months, sometimes a year until one day they light up at a social occasion or in a stressful moment of their lives. Just one cigarette isn't a big deal, they think, but more often than not, one slip up leads to another and just like that the smoking habit fully returns.
2. New Year's Eve Resolutions – There is nothing wrong about making such a resolution, but those kind of promises are usually flaky and not thoroughly thought of. Think about it, if you were really that determined to quit, would you wait for a new year, or would you start right now?
3. Reducing Smoking Can Be Affective Only for Months, Not Years – Reducing smoking is the natural first step that is extremely helpful to those trying to eventually fully quit smoking, however, as a first stage it shouldn't last for more than a year, otherwise you are simply continuing to smoke.
4. Smoking Substitutes – Some people find smoking substitutes, such as e-cigarettes, healthy snacks, gums, working out, etc., helpful in their quit smoking plan, but the trick is to not have anything to substitute at all. If we live on substitutes, we'd never get rid of our additions.
5. Quitting for Someone Else – Deciding to quit smoking for someone else would never be as successful as if we do it for ourselves. Just like anything else in our lives considered a choice or a habit, smoking or a smoking cessation fight can only be ended by our own will and for our own health's sake.
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