Let’s be honest, stopping is not easy, if it was you wouldn’t be reading this
Sometimes the decision to give up isn’t easy, but you can. But once you decide to stop smoking cigarettes, you need to decide which method will be successful for you.
Once you have decided to quit, you chances of success depend on your ability to overcome not only the physical addiction to nicotine, and the psychological need to smoke, but you also need to overcome all the habits that surround the act of smoking …
What’s the Best way to Stop Smoking Cigarettes?
… social triggers like, drinking with your mates, talking on the phone etc
You can stop smoking any time that “YOU” want to! You can quit the habit, no matter how many times you have tried before or how long you have been smoking. But, you have to want to do it!
We know that sometimes the decision to give up isn’t easy, but you can. Once you have decided to quit, your chances of success depend on your ability to overcome not only the physical addiction to nicotine, and the psychological need to smoke, but you also need to overcome all the habits that surround the act of smoking – social triggers like, drinking with your mates, talking on the phone etc
The regular practice of the Vedic Meditation technique develops inner peace, contentment and a balanced state of physiological functioning. As a result, cravings cigarettes and /or tobacco naturally disappear. People find that they stop smoking spontaneously, without effort. Some stop smoking even though it was not something that they had set out to do – it just happens.
Let’s be honest, stopping is not easy, if it was you wouldn’t be reading this, however, thousands of New Zealanders are quitting every week. So the best way to stop is to ‘want to stop’, then do a little home work, find out which method will work for you and your lifestyle. Ask your friends and family for help and advice, then just do it.
Which is the best technique?
The answer is “You”. You have to decide to quit, then you can look for the technique that suits your lifestyle – what worked for your friend may not work for you. Even be prepared to try one you have tried before, it may work this time, because you want it to.
You are certainly not restricted by choice, and sometimes it will be a combination of things that help you quit for good this time:
Vedic Meditation, Nicotine gum, patches & sprays, Quitting Courses, Affirmations and Visualizations, Hypnotherapy, going Cold Turkey, Counseling, Acupuncture, Homeopathic Treatments, Herbal Remedies, Relaxation Techniques, Yoga, a new job or relationship, to name but a few.
Recent research also confirms that Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can almost double your chances of giving up smoking for good.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy works best when used with a program that teaches you how to make changes so you can live without smoking. The free help line 0800 778 778 can help you learn these skills. The ‘Quit’ advisers can help you plan and prepare for quitting smoking and support you during the quitting process.
There are four types of NRT available in New Zealand:
- Nicotine inhaler – available in pharmacies
- ]Nicotine gum – available in pharmacies
- Nicotine patch – available in pharmacies
- Nicotine nasal spray – available only by prescription from your doctor
Any of these products will more or less double your chances of giving up smoking for good. Choose one that suits your lifestyle, ask the pharmacist or your health professional for advice.
The information contained on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical Advice.
There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and / or just stay healthy:
… the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 021 532 768, or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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