Friday, May 29, 2009

Anti Tobacco Day Awareness - 31st May 2009

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  1. Quit smoking can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding for a person to do. Most smokers' say they would like to quit and may have tried at least once. Some are successful the first time, but many others try a number of times before they finally give up for good.

    The following resources may help to quit.

    •Think about cutting down/quitting
    Talk to others about smoking. Observe how non-smokers react to smokers. Observe negative aspects of smoking. Smoke in front of a mirror to see exactly what goes inside when you smoke.

    •Seek more information about quitting
    Be in touch with ex-smokers to know how they did it. Convey a friend that you're exploring healthier alternatives for smoking. When you feel an urge to smoke, wait a minute before lighting up; experience the urge totally and think of other ways to respond to it.

    •Modify your smoking risk (switch brands, cut down, etc.).
    Start a smoking journal and record when you smoke more or less than usual. Try stress-reduction techniques. Switch to a lower tar brand. Reward yourself for each risk modification.

    •Decide to quit without any date set
    Keep track of the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Stop buying cartons; buy only one pack at a time. List the reasons you want to quit. Switch brands every week.

    •Set a quitting date
    Sign a stop-smoking contract. Sit in the non-smoking zone of restaurants and airplanes. Prepare at least three responses to your top 10 cigarette triggers.

    •Refrain from smoking for 24 hours.
    Discard all your ashtrays. Pamper yourself as much as possible.

    •Complete your first week as a nonsmoker.
    Treat yourself to daily rewards (massages, hot baths, etc.). Avoid smoking and drinking areas. Notice how much better your food tastes.

    •Complete your first month
    Begin a regular exercise program. Add one new stress-reduction technique to your activities each week. If you've been using a nicotine replacement, begin to cut back.

    •Complete your first year.
    Throw a party to celebrate!


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