Nicotine addiction is can be considered to be solely a psychological disorder. It is very harmful for a person as it causes changes in the brain that make people want to use it more and more. In addition, nicotine addiction causes unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine addiction has historically been one of the hardest addictions to break. Most of the addicted people begin smoking or using of drugs during adolescence or early adulthood. It has been proved that smoking has elements of risk-taking and rebellion and this appeals the younger lot. However, Nicotine addiction can doom a person s life in many ways. The addiction increases the risk of developing hardening of the arteries and heart attacks in several ways. Thus it would be a wise decision to get rid of the addiction. But studies show that nobody can quit smoking unless they want to. It has to be exclusively one s own idea. Furthermore, decisions of important people can also influence one s decisions. Here belief, will power and self confidence of the person definitely play vital role. Most importantly a quitting day is to be decided prior the D Day.
Posted On : 04/08/09 10:55:25 PM
Anju Malhotra Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I completely agree with u Priyadarshini.....Deep Breathing Perhaps The Single Most Powerful And Important Technique: Every time you want a cigarette, do the following. Do it three times. Inhale the deepest lung-full of air you can, and then, very slowly, exhale. Purse your lips so that the air must come out slowly. As you exhale, close your eyes, and let your chin gradually sink over onto your chest. Visualize all the tension leaving your body, slowly draining out of your fingers and toes, just flowing on out. This is a variation of a yoga technique and is very relaxing. If you practice this, you ll be able to use it for any future stressful situation you find yourself in. And it will be your greatest weapon during the strong cravings sure to assault you over the first few days. Taking In Fluids: The first few days, drink LOTS of water and fluids to help flush out the nicotine and other poisons from your body. Remember that the urge to smoke only lasts a few minutes, and will then pass. The urges gradually become farther and farther apart as the days go by. Stay Away From Alcohol, Sugar And Coffee Do your very best to stay away from alcohol, sugar and coffee the first week or longer, as these tend to stimulate the desire for a cigarette. Avoid fatty foods, as your metabolism will slow down a bit without the nicotine, and you may gain weight even if you eat the same amount as before quitting. So discipline about diet is extra important now. No one ever said acquiring new habits would be easy Nibble on low calorie foods like celery, apples and carrots. Chew gum or suck on cinnamon sticks. Stretch out your meals eat slowly and wait a bit between bites.
Posted On : 04/08/09 10:59:12 PM
Maniam PS Reward Points : 273700 Member Since : Wednesday, March 18, 2009
As we all know that smoking is addictive and being such, it is not that easy to give it up just like that. I have seen people who have given up smoking for a few years and then going back to their old habit. Maybe these peoples will power have eroded over a period of time and are unable to overcome the temptation. So it is very difficult to say that one can overcome Nicotine addiction by will power and self confidence.