Where Can I Begin in this Natural Process to Quit Smoking?
It sounds like a dumb question, I know. But because each smoker faces unique obstacles to quitting, these three steps are broken into categories according to the strength of a smoker’s habit. In Step 1, recommended mainly for heavy smokers, you must find a means of spiritual or mental support. Step 2, where medium smokers might start, involves using Nicotine replacement products to break the actual ‘smoking’ habit. And finally, Step 3 requires taking natural quit smoking products to sever Nicotine’s grasp on the body by alleviating those powerful withdrawal symptoms.
How Does the Heavy Smoker Begin the Quitting Process? – Step 1
A heavy smoker (i.e. 2 packs per day or greater) will need every tool necessary to fight the urge to smoke. Because of this it is highly recommended that she find a means of spiritual or mental support to prepare herself for the process. Such support can come in the form of a hypnotist, perhaps motivational audio tapes/cds/mp3s, a psychiatrist or even simply a friend who is willing to be there for her when she needs help most. How she gets support is not important; the key is to find any outside source of inspiration when her own motivation may fail her. Only someone with the inspiration to quit should move on to Step 2.
How Do I Break My Ties with Cigarettes? – Step 2
Step 2 in the quit smoking process is recommended for medium to heavy smokers (i.e. 1 pack per day or greater), and focuses on removing the cigarette smoking aspect of the smoking habit by using a Nicotine replacement. This is distinguishable from the Nicotine addiction itself as I will illustrate in Step 3.
In Step 2 the smoker achieves two goals: Firstly, he breaks the habit of purchasing, burning and inhaling tobacco smoke; Secondly, he makes his circulatory system process life without tar in the lungs and blood. The benefits of these two achievements of course are to train the body and mind not to expect smoke inhalation, and to immediately cleanse the body of the many harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke.
Examples of Nicotine replacement products include lozenges, gums, patches and now electronic cigarettes. Whatever product is used, you should use Step 2 for 3-6 months depending on the strength of your smoking habit.
How Could I Possibly Rid My Life of Nicotine?! – Step 3
Great question. This final step is recommended for smoking habits of all strengths. Heavier smokers will hopefully have completed steps 1 and 2, and medium smokers should also have completed Step 2. Lighter smokers (less than one pack per day) may begin the quit smoking process immediately with this final step.
In Step 3, the smoker is ready to cut Nicotine from the body altogether. While this sounds like a daunting task, advanced herbal formulas can work very well to suppress withdrawal symptoms. Removing the Nicotine from your system is an essential step in the natural quit smoking process. There are many formulas available on the market today, and you should plan to use one for at least 3 months (closer to 6 months for the medium/heavy smoker). Again, the link below will show you to a comparison of the most popular formulas on the market. relx