08/01/2016 5:09 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:43 PM IST

Quitting smoking, a difficult task? Not anymore

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A women holds a cigarette over an ashtray in front of the train station in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on July 8, 2010. Buoyed by a referendum victory for a total ban on smoking in public places in Bavaria, Germany's anti-smoking lobby was pushing on July 6, 2010 for the habit to be stubbed out across the country. Sixty-one percent of people in the southern German state voted for the ban on July 4, meaning the tents at the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival will be smoke-free from 2011. AFP PHOTO PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Trying to quit smoking has never been easy. One needs every bit of will power, determination and support to be able to stand true to their commitment of non- smoking. But it’s easier said than done. Often the withdrawal symptoms of cigarettes are so hard to control that you find yourself taking yet another drag. However, one should not be let down and lose hope. While it’s not easy to quit, it isn’t an impossible task. If you have the right support, some proper guidance and self- confidence you are sure to succeed. If you are on the path to quit cigarettes there are some basic tips, if you adopt will help you sail through.

  1. Acceptance

    It’s imperative that you be aware of the fact that you are addicted to cigarettes. It will help you understand the withdrawal symptoms better and in turn control the same. It will help you accept that there is no such thing as just one, that one will always be too many, while thousands will never be enough.

  2. The Small Victories

    Forget about quitting ‘forever’. Adopting a realistic and doable victory yardstick that celebrates your nicotine freedom- an hours control or maybe a day, will help you stick to the plan. Set your own targets and reward yourself. The feeling of self- accomplishment will keep you going.

  3. Seek help

    We know how hard it is to quit. One of the most reliable ways to keep your cigarette at bay is to seek help from your loved ones- family and friends. Let them know that you are trying to quit. And then every time you have the urge, they will encourage you to stick to your determination. You can also seek help from comfort groups, where people gather together to support each other in fighting their odds.

  4. Chew Right

    While many people who take to nicotine gums, often struggle in getting positive results. It’s thus important to understand how to take the dosage and chew the nicotine gum right to help you quit smoking. Simply follow three steps to chew Nicotex in the right manner - pop in the gum and lightly chew till you get the flavour of nicotine, then place it between your cheeks and gum and repeat the same process if you need to flavour again.

Here is a video that will help you understand how to chew Nicotex rightly.

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