The Improvements Continue...
The benefits of quitting smoking are just beginning.
Between 2 weeks and 3 months:
- circulation improves
- walking becomes easier
- lung function increases
So many positive changes occur during the first 3 months of smoking cessation. The worst of nicotine withdrawal subsides within the first month. Now the focus needs to be on learning how to decipher and reprogram the psychological tugs or urges to smoke.
Knowledge is Power
Education is a necessary part of a successful quit smoking program. Learn everything you can about nicotine addiction, as well as what to expect as you go through the process of quitting tobacco. It will empower you!
Junkie Thinking and Your Smobriety
"I can smoke just one! Just for this evening, I'll smoke, and then I'm back to my quit tomorrow! Really!!" Sound familiar? Thoughts of smoking are common as you go through nicotine withdrawal.
Your mind can feel like it's turning itself inside out trying to convince you to have just one cigarette. Don't let it throw you; this is a normal part of recovery from nicotine addiction.
Rationalizations for Smoking
Thoughts of smoking can creep in and throw you off balance if you're not prepared for them. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons people break down and light up that first cigarette is due to junkie thinking. How do you defeat those tempting thoughts to have just one?
4 Steps to Defeat the Urge to Smoke
When we first quit, the urge to smoke a cigarette can be overwhelming. Take some time to learn how to decipher what your body is trying to signal, and making better choices is easy.
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