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How to quit smoking

So, how long have you been putting off breaking the cigarette and quitting smoking. How many times have you promised yourlse, resolved to do it seriously.Well, here's some help.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 21, 2010 02:12 IST
Hindustan Times

So, how long have you been putting off breaking the cigarette and quitting smoking. How many times have you promised yourlse, resolved to do it seriously.Well, here's some help.



1. Chart a plan:

Set a date to quit smoking and get rid of cigarettes and ashtrays at home and work. Especially try to avoid people when they are smoking.



2. Keep trying:

Think about what worked and what didn't in your previous attempts. If you are unable to quit in the first attempt, try again.



3. Meal wise:

Eat meals regularly and drink plenty of fluids. Hunger and thirst are sometimes mistaken for the desire to smoke.



4. Money matters:

Think about the benefits of not smoking. Start a money jar with the money you save by not buying cigarettes.



5. Gum help:

Nicotine withdrawal may make you restless and irritable, so remind your-self the mood changes are temporary. Use aids such as nicotine patches and gum.



HTC with Dr. RR Rao, Chairman, MedicalOncology, Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon

First Published: Dec 20, 2010 19:24 IST