Self-directed smoking cessation is not always easy. But, there are means and methods to permanently abdicate nicotine. Statistics prove that this is possible, because, most smokers quit smoking without support.
One of the most successful self-therapy is the “final-point-method”. This means to quit smoking at a certain time without reducing the cigarettes step by step, like it is done with the “reduction-method”. In studies, the success rate of the “final-point-method” is higher. Meanwhile, it became the method of choice in the most scientifically based programs for smoking cessation.
Most important step: set a fix date for your smoking stop – and stick to it!
Prepare your quit-smoking-day incl. time:
• From today on in 15 days – that is my day to quit smoking
(Friday afternoon or Saturday morning are a good choice)
• Define the hour you are going to quit smoking that day.
• Note the date and time in all your calendars – “this is my quit-smoking-day”.
• Inform family, friends, workmates of your intention and your fixed “quit-smoking-day”.
• Ask these people for support.
• Decide, whether you would like to support your intention with adequate aids like nicotine patches or chewing gums etc..
Your quit-smoking-date and –time has arrived:
• Consciously smoke your last cigarette, best alone. Celebrate your last cigarette and the farewell.
As an additional motivation you could make a bet with informed persons, but only do this when you think it is helpful.
• Throw all your cigarettes and smoking implements in a garbage you are passing frequently.
• As of now you stick to it – never again a pull!
• Proclaim your house, apartment, office a non-smoking-area.
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