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Quit Smoking: Challenge Yourself

Smoking can lead to many diseases and disabilities. It harms nearly every organ of the body and is the main cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK. Globally, annual tobacco related deaths exceed 7 million (including 2nd hand smoke) and is set to rise to 10 million by 2030. Quitting smoking is said to be one of the more difficult things in life a person might encounter.  Yet, many people succeed every year. You can be one of those people, if you are ready to take the first step. Challenge yourself.

The first step to quitting smoking is self-examination. Ask yourself some questions, be honest with yourself and prepare yourself for the journey. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

What are your smoking triggers/habits?
Do you smoke with coffee? After meals? Whilst drinking alcohol? First thing in the morning? When you feel stressed out? If so – you’ll need to find a replacement habit for your smoking.

Have you tried quitting before? If so, what was it that made you start again?
If you’ve tried before, you may be asking yourself “why is quitting so hard?”  The truth is that maybe you didn’t approach it with support and tools that make it more likely to succeed in the past. Even if you did, don’t be down on yourself. On average, it takes a few attempts to quit.

Do you have the proper mindset/frame of mind?
Before you quit, it is important to make sure you are doing this for yourself and you are ready to do it. You should make sure you have examined your motives, put in place replacement habits for your smoking triggers and investigated support to help your chances of success.

Do you have the proper support in place?
Proper support can be anything from a formal support group, stop smoking services or a person who has already successfully quit that you can turn to when the going gets tough.

Preparation, commitment and support are the keys to a successful quit smoking attempt.  Studies have shown that a successful quitting smoking program includes a support service.  If you are looking for support, Pearl Chemist Group has stop smoking services in Mitcham that will increase your chances of success. Visit us online to book in with us today

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