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Challenge Yourself not to Smoke Cigarettes for a Day

Quitting smoking cigarettes is as much a mind game as anything else. It is not about patches, gums, lozenges or other nicotine replacement systems, although for some people, these strategies will help them tremendously in their quest to become non-smokers. No, quitting smoking is a game that is played between your two ears, and at some point you have to up the ante and make decisions.

The best decision you can make, just before quitting, is to get up in the morning and decide you will not smoke cigarettes all day. It has to be a decision! Once the decision is made, all other possibilities stop existing, so there is no choice but to follow through with what you have decided, in this case, not smoking cigarettes all day.

Think about it. During the day, you smoke about a cigarette an hour, or more, whatever it is. During the night, as you are sleeping, you will go seven hours or more without smoking. Don’t think you don’t get nicotine cravings when you sleep, because you do! The fact it, they are not even powerful enough to wake you up! So if your sleeping self can shrug off nicotine cravings because it enjoys sleeping more than it does smoking, st stands to reason that you can do the same thing, consciously, for a single day?

I know that some people are indeed woken up by nicotine cravings, and light up a cigarette in the middle of the night. I was there for a while, but that is far from the majority of smokers.

In the quest to become a non-smoker, it is important to set up these battles between you and the cigarettes, and to win them. You may not win them all – no one does – but you must prove to yourself that you can do it. And you can! With the right tools and the right frame of mind, you’ll be surprised at how easy it’ll be!

Switch Cigarette Brands to Help Cut Down

There are many ways to lower your nicotine intake when you are getting ready to stop smoking. This will lessen the grip that nicotine has on you – or that you think it has – and make the process of quitting smoking a whole lot more pleasant, or rather less unpleasant, than it would have been otherwise.

A tried, tested and true method of smoking less, and thus reducing your nicotine intake, is to switch to a brand of cigarettes you find distasteful. Since you find them gross, you will smoke a lot less of them, while still smoking enough to maintain your nicotine addiction. It is, as they say, an addiction, and no matter how gross you find the new brand of cigarettes you’re smoking, if you keep smoking them for long enough, you will find that you actually enjoy them. I speak here as someone who has been down that road before!

This is why it is important to do the switch to the distasteful brand only a few short weeks before your immovable, fixed quit date. If you switch too long in advance, you will actually start to love the new disgusting cigarettes – that’s a fact, boys and girls! – and you will have switched to something you find gross for no reason.

As with all the recommendations I offer on this website, this way of doing things is not meant to specifically torture you. You have to keep you eyes on the ball and know that you will eventually stop smoking cigarettes, and you’ll be a better person for it. I know that sometimes you are so focused on the tree that it’s difficult to see the forest out there, but stopping smoking cigarettes is the real short, medium or long term goad here, and don’t you forget it!

Switching Cigarette Brands to Help you Cut Down

The goal of quitting smoking is not simply to stop making little bonfires in front of your face, but rather to beat down an addiction that is controlling your life, whether you realize it or not. The habits you have taken by smoking, such as being used to having something in your mouth or hand are sometimes challenging to get rid of, but they are nothing if the nicotine is not there, right behind it, controlling and manipulating all.

In order to successfully quit smoking, you have to reduce your nicotine intake, whichever way is simpler. In general, a variety of ways, used in conjunction with each other, will prove most effective in reducing your nicotine intake.

One of the ways you certainly should be considering as a way of ingesting less nicotine is to switch to a cigarette with lower concentrations of tar and nicotine a few weeks before quitting. This will allow your body to get used to get by with less nicotine.

Of course, this is a two-way street and you have to be careful not to fall into the usual trap of smoking more cigarettes, inhaling them more deeply and keeping the smoke in your lungs for longer. Not only will this completely defeat the purpose, as you will almost certainly take in more nicotine than you would have otherwise, but some studies have shown that ‘light’ cigarettes are actually more damageable to your health than regular ones for those exact reasons – holding the smoke longer.

Switching brands of cigarettes as a way to prepare to stop smoking is an excellent strategy, provided it is used in conjunction with other nicotine reduction methods, and that you are acutely aware of the number of cigarettes that you smoke and how long you hold the smoke in your lungs.