Smoking cessation programs create an attitude among people to lead healthier and active life. Smoking cessation programs are designed with systematic treatment protocol and medications for motivating people to stay away from smoking.

Smoking leads to serious and even fatal diseases such as cancer, heart disease, lung problems, stroke, and stress-related diseases. Besides physical issues, smoking addiction causes psychological problems including anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and more. Quitting is the only solution.

If you have the will and motivation to quit the habit, then schedule an appointment with a specialist at a professional healthcare center to select the right smoking cessation program. There are many types of smoking cessation programs and it’s necessary to find one that is really effective. Here are three important tips to help you quit smoking:

- Decide on a ‘quit’ day – Pick a specific day to start life without tobacco. Smoking cessation programs prepare you to face consequences and withdrawal symptoms effectively. Counseling and awareness classes support patients to prepare for days without smoking. Different methods such as medication therapy and non-medication therapies may be suggested to enhance probabilities of success. Non-medication therapy such as behavioral therapy, hypnosis, counseling, auricular therapy and motivational therapy may be suggested. You can also try medication therapy consisting of nicotine replacement therapy and non-nicotine medication. Seek guidance and support from professionals in this field and family members to quit smoking successfully. To manage you quit day:

  • Stay busy with physical activities
  • Remind yourself about why you want to quit smoking
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid situations that would trigger your desire to smoke
  • Attend counseling sessions
  • Focus on managing stress and withdrawal symptoms
  • Relax - travel, play sports, read

- Recognize personal situations that trigger smoking: Follow simple tactics to overcome personal cravings. Try to identify different situations, people, places or moods that increase your craving to smoke. You can eliminate these triggers by changing your lifestyle or engaging in activities that divert your attention. Try to keep company with non-smokers as this will reduce the chances of sparking the desire to smoke. Find different and interesting ways to keep these triggers at bay with the help of specialists and people who have successfully quit.

- Try Auriculotherapy: FDA-approved auricular therapy is a proven, widely acclaimed solution for smoking addiction. Only renowned healthcare facilities can provide quality smoking cessation programs with this therapy. It involves the mild electrical stimulation of specific points on the ears which are responsible for sending signals to the brain. This balances the chemicals that cause the nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The treatment is painless, safe and has no side effects. A session lasts about an hour and has a high success rate. Some patients may require two sessions. It’s important to get auriculotherapy at a professional healthcare center for proper diagnosis, personalized treatment, and dedicated follow-up.

Author's Bio: 

Igor Stiler is a medical consultant at HealthQuest, a leading healthcare facility center in Brooklyn, NY. We have already established a name in providing effectivesmoking cessation programs to help people quit the vicious smoking habit. At our smoking cessation center, we offer auriculotherapy treatment.