According to a study performed by the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, telephone counseling to help smokers quit actually works. The study specifically tested how the smokers were recruited to the quitlines and how the recruitment method effected the results.
Dr. Flora Tzelepis and her colleagues found that no matter how the smokers were recruited, whether by physician referral, direct mail, phone calls, or television ads, proactive telephone counseling is beneficial.
If you’re serious about quitting smoking, think about calling a quitline. It might seem silly, or perhaps you’re a little shy, but if you want to kick this terrible addiction, give it a try.
One of the biggest reasons smokers return to smoking shortly after quitting is because they feel like they’re sacrificing something. If you’re trying to quit and you get it into your head that quitting is a sacrifice, the whole ordeal will feel like a punishment.
These feelings will never allow you to quit smoking permanently and you must understand that this type of thinking is wrong. It’s the addiction of tobacco that puts these thoughts in your mind. Once you allow yourself to recognize the grip that cigarette addiction has on your thoughts, the sooner you’ll be able to quit for good.
It’s a real sacrifice to continue to smoke.
You sacrifice relationships.
You sacrifice job opportunities.
You sacrifice athleticism.
You sacrifice money and time.
You risk your health and the health of those around you.
Become dedicated to quitting and relieve yourself of the punishment smoking brings on your life.
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Isn’t it interesting how smokers will continue to smoke despite the warnings from their doctors, friends and family members? I think we’ve all seen disgusting photos of what smoking does to our lungs and yet we continue to smoke. You want to quit, but the addiction is too strong.
When you see those disgusting photos, it really makes you want to quit right? You don’t want that diseased black lung at the museum to be yours. It’s for this reason that the FDA wants to start placing disgusting photos on packs of cigarettes.
Yup, right on the pack.
This means every time a smoker pulls out that pack of cigarettes to grab a smoke, they get to see an image of a body, post-autopsy. Or a message saying “Smoking can kill you.”
Now that the FDA has more power to regulate the marketing of the tobacco industry, these are just a few of the plans the FDA has in store for “big tobacco.”
I hope these ideas come to fruition and happen soon. The sooner we can get people to quit smoking, the better.
If you want an alternative to smoking, consider vaping. Buy an electronic cigarette from South Beach Smoke.
One of the reasons people are discouraged from smoking is because they are afraid of gaining weight. My mother was one of those people. On several occasions she had tried to quit and when she saw the weight start to add up, she immediately started smoking again.
Well there’s good news to anyone who’s had this problem before. Research has shown that the average amount of weight gain after quitting is only about 10 lbs.
Sure, when you reach that 10lb mark or maybe even 15 lbs, you start to worry. Don’t let that deter you. The weight gain will plateau and you’ll be a non-smoker soon.
What’s worse, gaining a few pounds, or adding 10 or more healthy years to your life? Buy an electronic cigarette from South Beach Smoke as an alternative to smoking.
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Fathers Day is celebrated on different days around the world, but if you’re in the United States, it’s the third Sunday of June.
What better way to say I love you than by giving Dad an electronic cigarette or vaporizer?
Electronic cigarettes have not been proven to help people quit smoking, but they worked for me and thousands of other people around the world.
Did you know that quitting smoking can add 10 years to someone’s life? Quitting can quickly reduce blood pressure and increase lung capacity. The inflammation in the body caused by the poisons inhaled from cigarettes dissipate within only weeks of quitting.
Give your father an electronic cigarette as an alternative to smoking and show him how important it is to have him in your life.
South Beach Smoke has many great options for beginners. Or if you want something a little more advanced, check out Vapor Beast (I recommend a “Box Mod” for people new to vaping).
Get one for your Mother too, if she smokes, so that they can support each other and share in the experience together.
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