After my smoking blog earlier in the week I heard from people who have kicked the habit.  I thought you might be interested in reading their comments and suggestions.

  • Go cold turkey.  Just stop lighting up.
  • Don't put pressure on yourself to quit.  Just try to go one day without cigarettes.
  • Tired of coughing, "I stared at the cigarette, crushed it, and never looked back."
  • Try hypnotherapy
  • Try acupuncture
  • Use the nicotine patch.  It helps with the cravings.

Other suggestions include quitting with a friend, doing stress management, finding a replacement activity when you get an urge to smoke.  Please remember, I'm not a doctor.  I'm just relaying suggestions from people who used to smoke and feel better now that they don't.

The American Cancer Society's website has a lot of good information that can help you break the habit.

.Good luck!  You can do it!