Many people are searching to find ways to stop smoking cigarettes, but they aren't sure how to go about doing it successfully. There are many different things to try to help you stop smoking. If you are looking for a way to quit smoking successfully, read this article for advice to help you.

Have alternate coping mechanisms in place to deal with the stress that you used handle by smoking before you attempt to quit. Avoid as many stressful situations as possible in the early stages of your attempt to quit. Soothing music, yoga and massage can help you deal with any stress you do encounter.

Clean your house. This will give you an opportunity to stay busy. Additionally, you will be able to see the buildup of nicotine and tar on your walls and furnishings. This should discourage you from wanting to start again and purge the trace smells and sights associated with cigarette smoking.

Keep a stopwatch handy when you quit. A craving might mentally feel like it lasts for hours, but in fact the physical feeling passes in less than three minutes. Keep a timer handy and set it for five minutes when you first feel the craving. Once these minutes pass, you know you're in the clear.

Be honest with yourself about how much money you spend on smoking, and don't plan on using that money for something else. If you quit to save money for bills, your bills will just continue stressing you out while you no longer have the stress release that a good cigarette gives. Figure out what your smoking budget is, and then when you quit, continue spending that amount on yourself in a healthier way.

If you're trying to quit smoking, try chewing gum instead. Often times when you try to leave a bad habit behind, you must replace it with a more positive one. Chewing gum allows you to use your mouth and jaw in some of the same ways that smoking does. It is a healthy way to keep yourself busy while you're working toward quitting.

Consider taking up a musical instrument. It will occupy your hands and give you something positive to focus on instead of a cigarette. You may also find that it gives you a whole new avenue for your energy. An instrument in the horn section would give your mouth something to do as well.

Don't be afraid to let guilt be a motivation for quitting smoking, especially when it comes to those around you. Your loved ones, whether you want to admit it or not, are inevitably going to be affected by your smoking habit if you do not quit now. Not only does the cost take away from things you could be doing for your family, but you are also exposing them constantly to secondhand smoke.

As mentioned before, there are several people that are looking for ways to stop smoking for good. The article above contains several methods to help you stop this bad habit. Hopefully, using the advice above, you will be able to find a way to stop smoking that works for you.

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