Advice To Help You Stop Smoking
How Can You Quit?
The desire to stop smoking is present in every smoker. What is often lacking, however, is the advice and proper information required to quit smoking properly with the smallest possible risk to yourself and your wallet. There are dozens if not hundreds of different treatments available that all claim to be able to help you stop smoking but without the correct advice on each and all of these treatments then you cannot truly make an informed choice on the matter. You're far more likely to jump from treatment to treatment hoping for the best.
First off check if there is a state or national Stop Smoking hotline. These are normally free and are becoming more and more popular worldwide. These hotlines are also normally staffed by trained cousellors and advisors who can explain exactly what options are open to you and which may suit you best. If such a hotline doesn't exist then see if there is a state or national organization that can help you. Most countries are now campaigning to eliminate smoking amongst the population for the simple reason that smoking related deaths costs hundreds of billions of pounds, dollars and euros each and every year. The cost of eliminating peoples addiction to smoking is far, far less than the cost of treating people with vascular diseases, cancers and breathing difficulties. Prevention is always better than cure.
If you know somebody who has successfully quit smoking then you could also seek advice from them. They've been through all the withdrawal pangs and had to deal with all the cravings so they should be able to offer you practical advice on how to stop without going crazy in the process. A close friend or member of your own family is the best person to seek out.
Your Doctor Can Help
None of the above apply to you? That's ok. Just pay a visit to your family doctor. He/she has probably been encouraging you to quit for the last several years in any case. They'll be able to offer you informed advice on the prescription and non-prescription treatments that exist. Many forward thinking doctors will also be able to offer advice on alternative treatments to help you stop smoking like acupuncute or hypnosis. Last but not least they can also educate you on current treatments like Zyban and Chantix.
Just make sure to get advice before you do stop smoking. It's critical to your overall success that you're using the absolute best method possible for you to kick the habit.