Smoking not only affects your body physically, it affects your emotional stability. If you have been a heavy smoker and have not had a cigarette available when you wanted it, you know the feelings that lack of nicotine cause. There are many different triggers that make you want a cigarette and many of these triggers are simply habit, such as having one with a cup of coffee, having them after each meal, having one when socializing and a multitude of other reasons.
There are many reasons to stop. Some benefits of stopping would be immediate like making our breath, skin, hair and clothes smell better and being able to get that awful yellow stain to leave your teeth, increased energy along with a lowered heartbeat and blood pressure. You could end up with a lot more money in your pocket if you didn’t spend it on cigarettes. Long term benefits would be decreasing the amount of toxicity you are exposing your body to which increases the risk of cancer including lung cancer and also heart disease. Long term serious breathing problems are common in smokers, along with many other negative affects.
If you want to stop smoking, prepare yourself and your surroundings for the venture, get rid of the things that may trigger a desire to smoke. Some triggers you won’t be able to get rid of but with time will be able to overcome such as the desire to smoke after eating. Learn how to handle your stress and to diminish it without the help of cigarettes and if you need medication to help you resist, then get it. Be prepared for a possible relapse and forgive yourself should it happen, just keep yourself on the road towards quitting.