Kick Your Smoking Habit with These Tips!

Learn How to Quit SmokingImprove your health by kicking the habit with these smoking tips and tricks.

Getting rid of a habit isn’t easy at the best of times. When that habit is known for being addictive (i.e. smoking), it makes the challenge an uphill one, but not impossible.

Most smokers today know that smoking is bad for their health and harmful to people around them. Breaking a habit is said to take at least 90 ‘cold-turkey’ days to train your mind out of such a trait. Each smoker knows they should quit, but they also know it’s going to be hard!

Fortunately, there is plenty of help available.

Use these four steps to help you ditch the cigarettes:

  1. Get ready – Set a quit date. Change your environment, removing all cigarettes and ashtrays in your home, car, and place of work will help you to eliminate temptation.
  2. Receive support – Studies have shown that you have a better chance of being successful if you have help. You can get support in many ways! Friends, family, and co-workers will undoubtedly support you by not smoking around you. Your healthcare provider can also supply some resources to aid your transition! For more support, there are groups and individual counseling available.
  3. Learn new skills – Try to distract yourself from the urge to light up. Replace a time when you would usually smoke with a new activity: walking, doing a new hobby, tackling tasks, or talking to a therapy group. Find whatever relieves you of the impulse and build upon it to develop resistance.
  4. Use medication – Medications can help you to stop smoking and lessen the urge to smoke! Many are available by prescription and over-the-counter.

Are you ready to quit the habit? Protecting your future health can be taken in easy steps such as eliminating toxic components. To cover your future finances, ensure that your insurance policies are up to date with your new and improved lifestyle!

From the insurance professionals at Martplan Insurance Agency in La Habra, California, we hope that are successful in your endeavors of kicking smoking! Contact us for all of your insurance needs for financial support and peace of mind that allows you to focus on improving your health and lifestyle.