How to Quit Smoking
Many people like you have quit smoking. You can too. Counseling, medications, and other supports can help you quit. The most effective way to quit is to have a plan and proper support. Pick a quit date, talk to a smoking cessation counselor and see if any nicotine replacement therapy or medications will help you.
Withdrawal is your body's response to being without the nicotine drug. Each person has their own set of withdrawal symptoms. For some, withdrawal won’t feel so bad. For others, it will feel horrible. However, they won’t last forever. They usually become less noticeable after the first 4-5 days.
Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Non-smokers have a much lower risk of getting dozens of smoking-related diseases like lung cancer, heart disease, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
One of the best things you can do for a friend is help them quit smoking. Smokers need support, not criticism when they’re trying to quit smoking. A good support system is important to help smokers get through withdrawal symptoms and stay motivated about their choice to quit smoking for good.
Cigarettes are made from tobacco. The tobacco plant contains a drug called nicotine. Nicotine is a deadly poison – it can kill a person in less than an hour if even a small amount is injected into the blood stream. Tobacco smoke contains very tiny amounts of nicotine that aren't deadly, but are still very bad for your health.
Even if you yourself don't smoke, you can still get sick or die from tobacco. When you breathe the smoke from another person's cigarette, it can be as bad as smoking cigarettes yourself.