This is the Year To Kick Your Nicotine Habit and We Can Help

Be honest: how many times have you tried to quit smoking? And how many times has it actually worked? Probably not many, or you most likely wouldn’t be reading this post. 

But starting now, forget the past; 2020 is your year! The year you’re going to kick that nicotine habit to the curb once and for all.

Here’s the secret to making it stick this time: you’ll have Arsenio Medical on your side. One of our specialties is helping you kick the smoking habit once and for all, and we won’t stop until you find success. 

Why stop smoking?

The Centers for Disease Control says more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. The habit is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths a year in the United States, and smokers die on average 10 years earlier than non-smokers.

Those statistics should be enough to stop you in your tracks. You have to be motivated to quit, and we want to help you. We thoroughly believe in natural solutions to nicotine addiction, so our approach is not going to be to load you up with medications. 

Here are a few ways we can help you break the nicotine habit.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis therapy is one of the most effective natural treatments we have seen. In fact, it is one of our in-house specialties at Arsenio Medical. This is not like hypnosis shows you may have seen where someone on stage does all kinds of tricks at the suggestion of the hypnotist. This kind of hypnosis therapy works by getting you into a very relaxed state where you are then open to suggestions that would help you stop smoking by strengthening your commitment and increasing your negative thoughts toward cigarettes. 

Avoid Triggers

We also teach you to avoid the daily triggers and events that give you the urge to smoke. Make a list of these situations and come up with a plan to deal with them. For example, if you usually smoke right after you have coffee in the morning, have your first cup of coffee at work, where you can’t smoke. If you typically smoke on the phone, keep a doodle pad handy so you can give your hands something to do while you’re talking.

Stay active and learn to relax

Physical activity is a great way to reduce your nicotine cravings as well as distract you. Start walking regularly, or even just go up and down a flight of stairs a few times if the urge hits you at work, for instance. 

On the other side of the coin, if smoking was your way to deal with stress, learn some relaxation techniques that can help you take the edge off instead. Practice deep-breathing exercises and learn some basic yoga routines to start.

Chew on something

Your mouth is used to having a cigarette in it, so give your mouth something to do to help fight your cravings. Chew on sugarless gum, suck on peppermints or hard candy, or snack on sunflower seeds and carrots. Healthy, crunchy foods often work best because they help satisfy your mouth’s need to be busy.

Get accountable

Find a family member, friend, or support group who can hold you accountable. Let them know if you’re having a tough day and need some support. Our expert team at Arsenio Medical can help too — just let us know what your needs are.

In fact, you should contact our office right now to set up an appointment to get started on kicking that nicotine habit once and for all. Let’s make this a year to remember!

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