How to Avoid Withdrawal Symptoms During Cessation

by Jenny Novac on April 27, 2015

Quit Smoking

1. During the first days of cessation better technique to ease withdrawal symptoms is deep breating. It is a proven effective method, therefore everytime you feel a craving for cigarettes you should take a very deep breath and then slowly exhale the air. Repeat this breating exercise three times and imagine that all tension comes out of your body.

2. Drink a lot of water and other liquids in order to wash nicotine and toxins out of your body.

3. Keep in mind that craving for cigarettes lasts only few minutes and then passes away. Gradually urges become weaker and weaker.

4. Sugar, alcohol, coffee are stimulating the desire for cigarettes, therefore do not consume them especially in the first days of quitting. Keep to a healthy diet. Do not consume fatty foods, because body metabolism slows down without nicotine and in this period you may gain some weight.

5. Consume low calorie foods such as fruits, vegetables, celery.

6. Eat your meals slowly and wait a bit between bites.

7. Physical activity is very important during cessation. If you do not make exercises, you start making them now. Choose ones that you like most and make them regularly. Generally, any physical activity would be okay. You may choose walking, running or yoga. Anything you like.

8. Seek support from your family, friends and co-workers. Ask for their tolerance. Tell them that you are quitting smoking and explain that you may be bad-tempered during this period. Without their support your cessation will be difficult, so do not be shy and ask for their help.

9. It is very important to ask for friends to not smoke cigarettes in your presence. Otherwise, you will start smoking again.

10. Quit smoking lines are very useful because they provide a professional advice. Here are engaged trained consultants which are ready to help you at any time of your cessation period.

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