Monday, December 7, 2009

I Think Its About Time...

I am a person who never like a smoker, smoke or anything associated with it
And I dunt think I will change

Some say you can never understand why people smoke if you don't smoke as well
Well I DID TRY (pengakuan hebat)
and trust me its not just one puff, i did for one whole week
To really experience and know what kind of feeling smoking can give me

Well, I failed
At least to realise that smoking can release any level of stress or give me any booster to any sort of stuff
So in my diary smoking is just one stick full of nicotine that not only can burn your wallet but also burn your life.

But when I know I have to be there for someone who wants to quit smoking, little that I know it takes more than "you have to stop smoking" nagging bit.
I always thought that by giving a 'tough-love' kind of support, this smoker can actually be threatened and will quit on their own


It takes more than that.
Patience, strong will power (not just for them but you as well) and it is not an exhausted list

Here are some tips that I read from CHANTIX website. CHANTIX is actually a varenicline tablet that helps person to quit smoking

Your Quit-Smoking Role:

You might already know what it’s like when a smoker is trying to quit. It can be a difficult time. And while you can’t force anyone to quit, when the time is right, you can provide encouragement when they need it. Here’s what you can do:

Know that the beginning can be tough – The first few weeks during a smoker's quit can be the toughest. Try to create a stress-free environment whenever possible.

Focus on the positives rather than the negatives – Most smokers already know that smoking is bad for them and that they need to quit. Instead of telling them what they need to do, try to focus on their achievements. Tell them you're proud of them as often as you can, and support them with encouraging messages if they slip up.

Never tell a smoker they can have "just one" – No matter how much a smoker is tempted to smoke, or how challenged they may feel, you should not encourage them to smoke for any reason. Doing so may make it harder for them in the long run.

Provide support whenever possible – There are many things you may be able do help boost a smoker's confidence in their ability to quit:

  • Tell them that you're proud of their progress.
  • Offer to take breaks or walks.
  • Help them celebrate quit anniversaries.
  • Limit their exposure to cigarettes, especially if you are a smoker yourself.
  • Ask them if there's anything you can do to help.
  • If they slip up, encourage them not to give up.

Encourage them to speak to their doctor – Their doctor knows their medical history and can play an important role in helping them get the proper treatment.

Remember. Be patient and supportive. The smoker you are going to try to help is facing what is potentially one of the greatest challenges of their life. And give yourself a pat on the back, too. Helping someone get started on the road to quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for their health.

So, im telling you its not easy, but its worth it.
Go to CHANTIX for more details

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