You do not ignore that the month without tobacco began on the 1st of November . In this article, we explain why you should sign up quickly. Once convinced, we will give you some valuable advice to endure…
Why sign up for the month without tobacco?
Simply to feel accompanied. Quitting smoking is difficult, but supreme , so receiving regular support and accompaniment during this ordeal will not be too much! You won’t be offended by being reminded of the harmful effects of tobacco on your health… Although.
The month without tobacco, is a foot in the stirrup to free yourself from addiction. This allows you to commit for one month. A month isn’t much… but it’s also a big step for a non-smoker. And so what do you have to lose? Ashtray breath? Seriously, try it!
The month without tobacco is…
- Telephone follow-up with a tobacco professional;
- A smoking cessation aid kit (provided free of charge);
- Entertainment offered so as not to crack;
- A smartphone application to share your doubts and advice with a real community of smokers determined to quit smoking.
Now tell us, what prevents you from registering right now? NOTHING. Go, to register, it’s this way!
Now that you’re convinced, here are some tips for hanging on…
Tip n°1: Get rid of the entire panoply of the smoker
The first thing to do after you finally sign up for Tobacco Free Month is to get rid of your smoking gear. Of course, we want to talk about lighters, matches, ashtrays, anything that reminds you of tobacco, get rid of it! And of course, be careful that you don’t leave a stray cigarette or two in your bag or pocket. The goal is to avoid any temptation.
Tip #2: Keep your hands busy
Tobacco causes physical and psychological dependence. Therefore, the gesture of smoking is anchored in your habits, your neural software. Keeping your hands busy will gently break this habit, tricking the system… For example, you can substitute a licorice chew stick, a sugar-free lollipop, or a pen for your cigarette.
Tip n°3: introduce new rituals
For most smokers, tobacco ends up becoming a true daily ritual… coffee break, afternoon cigarette before bed, after lunch, in short. You need to establish new rituals. For example, if you used to smoke before bed, you could set up a tea drinking ritual instead (yeah!). There are loads of them, you will surely find the one that blows your mind. Especially since some have very effective relaxing properties, which will also help you fall asleep… If you are used to smoking when you are upset, get used to, for example, writing down your discomfort in a small notebook.
Tip 4: Avoid contact with smokers
Just don’t play with fire… So sure, we’re not telling you to cut ties with the smokers around you, but let’s just say it’s best to avoid the evenings when you used to smoke your lungs out with friends… Unless you want to play Robinson on the island of temptation.
Tip #5: Use meditation
The benefits of meditation on physical and mental health are now scientifically proven. What is less known is that it also helps fight smoking and thus resist temptation. You can find many simple exercises to do at home when the urge to smoke is too pressing.
Tip 6: Read to quit smoking
There are many books on the subject of tobacco. This will kill two birds with one stone: you will be even better equipped to fight addiction and reading will allow you to occupy your mind to calm the urge to smoke. There is, for example, Géraud Guillet’s best-selling book, At the end of this book you will no longer smoke . Promising…
Tip #7: Be kind to yourself
Finally, the last advice we can give you is to take care of yourself during this period. Quitting smoking is a difficult, mentally and physically exhausting ordeal. Accept that you feel vulnerable and don’t blame yourself…even if you break down. It would be a double risk. Trust yourself, you will get there.
And you gentlemen, smokers or non-smokers? Share your experiences with us in the comments!
Otherwise, in case you don’t know, the month of November is also synonymous with Movember , an annual event organized by the Movember Foundation Charity that consists of inviting men from all over the world to grow a mustache to raise awareness of the population on male diseases. So the time has come, it’s time to become a sexy mustache lord…