Tuesday, July 17, 2007

How to stop smoking easily

Virtually every smoker in the world would pay a good price for the answer to "how to stop smoking easily". Whilst studies have indicated that as many as 80% of smokers yearn to stop, unfortunately, they spend very little time or money on trying to stop.

Internet search engine data suggests that stop smoking information is searched for more than twice as much during the 4-week period around New Year. The sad fact of the matter is that most smokers have a look for information and end up reading the same tired old advice about how to stop smoking - and that it isn't easy. Unfortunately, most of this information is based on why they should stop smoking. They then fail to stop smoking and leave it another year before having another go.

And so the cycle continues.

Firstly, in answer to the question of "how to stop smoking easily", there is no method that doesn't require effort. It is easy to stop smoking, but it requires effort and there is a difference. To put it another way, making love is easy to do but it does require effort. Do you see what I mean?

Secondly, if you want to know how to stop smoking easily, telling you that you are killing yourself smoking is not going to make it any easier. Of course all smokers these days know that they are doing harm to themselves – that is why they all want to stop smoking. The "health police" go around reminding smokers that they are doing all this harm to themselves does not help them stop smoking.

In fact, it doesn't help smokers in any way stop smoking by telling them what damage they are doing to themselves. The only way to help someone in such a predicament is to tell him or her HOW to stop smoking. After all, every smoker in the world knows WHY he or she should stop smoking. The 'health police' never seem to have an answer for this.

Thirdly, if you want to know how to stop smoking easily, you have to change your attitude towards cigarettes. That is all done in your head – by changing the way you think about cigarettes. Taking pills or taking more nicotine in another form does not do it – changing your mindset does.

I know people who have said they will stop smoking cigarettes and only 'have a cigar or two once in a while'. Within a couple of weeks of giving up cigarettes, they are smoking 10 cigars a day that probably do more damage than the 20 cigarettes they used to smoke. This is because they are addicted to nicotine and will get it in any form they can

Fourthly, possibly the most important means of how to stop smoking easily, is to accept your life without cigarettes. After all, you weren't puffing away on a Marlboro when you were born. It just might be possible to spend the rest of your life without cigarettes!

As ever, my final piece of advice is to never stop trying to stop smoking.

Pete Howells has written the EasyQuit System that will help any smoker quit tobacco. He also blogs quit smoking advice at http://quit-smoking-motivator.blogspot.com Visit http://easyquitsystem.com/ to find out more about his incredible process for quitting smoking that boasts 96% customer satisfaction.