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Plan Your Day to Quit Smoking Cigarettes Carefully

Picking a date for quitting smoking is a big event. That date will be the beginning of the rest of your life, the one day that will potentially extend your life by five, ten or even twenty years, depending on your level of cigarette consumption. Do not underestimate not only the significance of your quitting date, but also the planning that must go into it if you are to go to bed that night a non-smoker, not just someone who has failed, yet again, at quitting cigarettes.

Planning your big day is a multi-faceted business! First, you have to pick the date correctly. Not too close to the holidays, your birthday or some other celebration, not too far into the future and not tomorrow, either. Make sure that you pick your day to quit smoking cigarettes well to give you the maximum of chances to go through with your plan.

When planning for your big day, plan! Don’t just say that this is going the day that you quit smoking and leave everything to chance! Make sure you have plenty of bottled water, low-sugar fruit juices and low-calorie snacks at the house, or at the office if you plan on quitting smoking on a work day.

Moreover, make sure that you plan enough to keep you occupied. You may want to go somewhere where smoking isn’t allowed, such as the movies, or do an activity that is completely and physically impossible to do while smoking, like going for a bike ride, for example. Give your lungs a good workout, they need it!

Don’t overdo it on your quitting day, though. Give yourself a break and allow for plenty of time to rest. There will be plenty of opportunities in your non-smoking future for activities. The important thing is that on your quitting day, you don’t find yourself with too many idle moments, as they may lead back to smoking cigarettes.

Brush your teeth instead of Smoking Cigarettes!

One of the really nice things about being a non-smoker, one thing that every one you know will be very grateful for but will never tell you, is that you no longer smell disgusting. To the nose of a non-smoker, being around a smoker is like breathing in from the bottom of a spittoon. Gross, rank and nasty, the smell of old cigarettes clings to the smoker like nothing else.

If your better half, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife is a non-smoker, while you are a smoker, I hope you tell them on a daily basis what a wonderful, caring and loving person they are, because it’s the truth! Imagine licking the bottom of an ashtray. Even as a smoker, that has got to gross you out. Well, for them, kissing you is exactly that, except they love you and have to pretend to enjoy it. So be grateful.

The bottom line is that once you are no longer a smoker and have joined the ranks of the non-smelling majority, you will have a chance to give your mouth and your loved ones a big break, by not being the nasty smoker in the room.

Indeed, if you have a craving to smoke a cigarette, just go the washroom and brush your teeth, giving them that new teeth smell! Make them as shiny as you just go out of the dentist, and you will have no desire to ruin your fresh breath and beautiful teeth with a nasty tobacco stick. If you are in a setting that does not allow for the convenient brushing of teeth, just use mouthwash, making sure not to swallow it – or at least not too often!

Using mouthwash and brushing your teeth with toothpaste are only two of the tricks you can use to keep your mouth fresh and your smell tolerable throughout the day. Make sure to use them as often as you want to control those cravings, and you’ll be the most popular non-smoker in the building!

Don’t Empty the Ashtrays to Help you Cut Down on Smoking

You think that you’re actually enjoying the nasty cigarette you are smoking right now, and because of the magic of nicotine addiction, you actually are! But what if there were a way to remind you, each and every second of every day, how gross and disgusting smoking cigarettes actually is?

There is a way to accomplish exactly that. It doesn’t require patches, books or anything else that you don’t have. What it does require is to you be slovenly and slightly gross. That’s right. Be lazy. From now on, don’t empty your ashtrays! Just keep putting out your new cigarettes on the bones of the old ones, and depending on your rate of cigarette consumption, you’ll soon be the proud owner of a large pile of smouldering cigarette remains. With any luck, the cigarettes you put out will actually set fire to the filters of the old ones, which will force you to put your hands in the whole disgusting mess to find out the one that’s actually burning!

The fact of keeping your ashtrays completely full will act as a very unpleasant reminder of the number of cigarettes you’ve actually consumed in the last few days. And when you do empty the ashtray, make sure to never clean it completely so that there are nicotine build-ups on the side, where you leave the cigarettes to burn. If your ashtray looks like that after only a few days of burning cigarettes, imagine what your beautiful and dare I say vital lungs look like after years of smoking!

Keeping the ashtrays full and nicely disgusting will not do the quitting for you, but when the time comes to actually quit smoking cigarettes for good, you’ll have an honest reminder of the filth you are leaving behind. Just make sure that your butt collection doesn’t become a biohazard, more than it already is!