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Willpower isn't enough

If you have made the decision to quit smoking, willpower isn't enough to get you through the challenges you have ahead of you.  It may sustain you initially, especially in the beginning when you are highly motivated.  However, it is proven that over the long haul, or when your commitment is tested, you need all the support you can get including a plan in place to cope with the challenges.  CIGANOT Smokeless Cigarette is a cigarette replacement tool used to curb your urge to smoke.  When used along with the CIGANOT Stop Smoking Plan it will help you develop new habits so that you can begin living life without the addiction to cigarettes.

The following quick tips will help you develop self-power so you can learn how to replace old smoking habits:
       

 

  The 5 D's - Overcome The Urge To Smoke

 

 

1. Decide to quit.

Deciding to quit is the most important step to take.  Your thoughts control your actions so having the decision firmly made in your own mind that you want to quit will move you towards new habits.  CIGANOT will support your decision and keep you on course.

 

2.  Delay acting on the urge to smoke.

Don't light up immediately when feeling an urge to smoke.  Delay the craving 5 to 15 minutes.  Most times the urge to smoke only lasts 1 - 2 minutes and your resolve to quit will come back.  Instead of picking up a real cigarette use CIGANOT to get you through the craving.

 

3.  Distract yourself.

Take your mind off smoking by doing something else.  At first, avoid triggers - places / people / favourite chair / playing cards / bingo / chatting on telephone - things that might cause you to smoke.  Instead, get in touch with things in life that bring you joy and give you pleasure: begin a fitness program; start a new hobby; read a book; spend time with a loved one; garden; volunteer; go for a walk; listen to music; etc.  The list of new activities is as extensive as your mind can imagine.  The requirement is to replace the time you smoke with a new activity.  You have to start thinking and acting like a non-smoker.  Using CIGANOT distracts your hands and taste buds as you re-program your smoking habits.

 

4.  Deep breathe.

Learning the following technique to deep breathe can diminish the stress and tension you experience when you are trying to quit smoking:

Breathe in through your nose to a slow count of five, pushing your stomach out so your

    lungs can expand.

► Slowly breathe out through your mouth to the count of seven.

► Be aware of the tension in your neck, shoulders, back, jaw, etc. and let it go.

► Focus on breathing as you release the tension.

► Repeat until you feel relaxed and your stress drops.

These breathing and relaxing techniques need to be practiced frequently so that they can help you quickly, anytime, anywhere when you feel the urge to pick up a cigarette.  Inhaling and exhaling through CIGANOT simulates the calming sensation you experienced when you smoked. 

 

5.  Don't give up.

Learning new skills takes time and practice.  Don't see a lapse as a failure and allow it to draw you back into smoking...it is just another experience.  Commit to doing whatever it takes moment-to-moment, day-to-day as you become a non-smoker.  CIGANOT will bolster your long-term strategy.

 

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