Methods to quit smoking
There are many different useful techniques and methods available for when you want to quit smoking:
- Support groups and group therapy with others in the same situation have been proven effective. You can either find other smokers and set up your own group or contact a healthcare service. Many healthcare clinics have support groups set up for smokers.
- Being smart with one’s diet can also be effective. Simple, quick low-calorie snacks will dampen cravings and stimulate the mouth:
– Vegetable sticks
– Wholegrain bread
– Fruit slices
– Sugar-free gum/tablets
As the appetite and craving for something sweet can increase when you quit smoking, it’s important to eat a balanced diet and thus avoid weight gain.
- Mindfulness, relaxation, exercises and meditation can be a useful tool against sweet cravings and withdrawal symptoms for some people. Mindfulness has, in some research, shown to have a significantly bigger effect than traditional smoking cessation.