smoking is a habit which most people cultivated, from their teenage years especially when you see your friends smoking , you will equally have the interest of joining them and with time it might be a habit depending on individual’s, some smoke for few years and stop, some make it a once in a while thing, while some take it as a one time thing , while some take it as a full-time chore(habit).
What does it really take to stop smoking,it takes a lot of hard work and dedication because it is never easy to stop smoking. I remember some time ago when i was a smoker, it was pretty difficult to stop because sometimes if i say i want to stop, i find it difficult because when i see anyone smoking by me, the craving will always come again and i will end up holding a stick of cigarette, but i later realised that whatever you want to do , it is decision of mind that really make it happen, but determination of mind really has a lot of influence on decision to stop smoking.
I want you to look at your smoking habit and find what triggers you, especially those things that make you want to smoke and from there you will learn how you can handle them without cigarettes.
these are the things i would like for you to put into consideration, especially when considering quitting smoking:
Make an honest determination about quitting smoking.
Understand that quitting wont be easy.
Set a quit date.
As you are preparing to quit ,stop buying boxes of cigarettes.
Check your cravings most of the time and check how bad it is.
Get a list of things to do when cravings comes and try to decide not to go for the cigarette even if you have the cravings