The World No Tobacco Day 2019 will focus on the adverse impact of tobacco on people’s health. Smoking can cause lung cancer, chronic respiratory disease besides wreaking havoc on your mental and physical health.
Once you have finally decided to kick the butt, you can either decide to quit abruptly or gradually. The American Cancer Society suggests that smokers should list reasons they want to quit and pick a day within the next month as their ‘Quit Day.’
“Picking a date too far away gives you time to change your mind. Still, you need to give yourself enough time to prepare. You might choose a date with a special meaning like a birthday or anniversary… Or you might want to just pick a random date. Circle the date on your calendar.
Tobacco contains nicotine, the highly-addictive ingredient that makes you crave cigarettes. So trying to quit can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. This is where Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) might come in handy, by giving you nicotine in the form of gum, patches, sprays, inhalers, or lozenges sans the other harmful chemicals in tobacco.
You can also seek behavioral and supportive therapies to stay smoke-free.