There is no point in even stating how bad cigarettes are for our health. We are all well aware of that but some people still choose this addiction over health and environment. Why is that so, we don’t know. What we do know that there are so many reasons why one should quit consuming cigarettes for the well being of themselves and others.

Smoking doesn’t only affect you but the person sitting next to you as well. Being a passive smoker is equal to being an active one, meaning that yo breathe in all the toxic substances as if you were the one with a cigarette in your mouth. People often quit smoking because they have a baby on the way and they don’t want it to be exposed to the toxic smoke. Some quit because of their family while others quit because they truly want to. Truly wanting to quit smoking is maybe the only way you can get yourself to quit completely and not come back in a few days.

Most people who try to quit smoking by themselves without any professional help have failed. In fact, only 5% to 7% of those people have managed to actually stop consuming cigarettes. The rest of the percentage has to face some sort of treatment. These treatments often include talking to a counselor who helps you find the key emotion behind the cigarette cravings and that way helps you center that emotion towards something else. These types of counseling treatments have been proven to be very effective.

Other aids in quitting smoking include nicotine replacements such as patches, gums and inhalers. These items are designed to give you nicotine without tobacco. However, the goal is the quit consuming nicotine completely not just the tobacco. That is why this method is not always fully efficient but combined with the counseling treatment it does help a lot towards achieving the goal.

If neither of these are helping, you can always turn to the doctor for medication which will help settle down your cravings. The best option for someone who is trying to quit smoking is the combination of the three above mentioned steps. A bit of counseling with a bit of medication and an occasional gum or nicotine patch make for a great combo and a winner in conquering the deadly smoke.

However, the most important factor determining the success of these attempts is the mindset of the person who is trying to quit smoking. If they are completely determined that this is it, then the process will be significantly easier to complete. If the person is doing this because of some other reason rather than their own pure will, chances are they wont try as hard and they are less likely to succeed. Quitting smoking is a tough decision and task but if you have really decided to do so, we admire you as you are starting to take care of yourself and your environment! Go on, keep trying and never give up!