Do you smoke a cigarette after every meal?
Do you light one up at work when you are trying to concentrate?
Do you go for another one to unwind at the end of the day?
Smoking is a common problem. Many people have turned to it over years for one reason or another. However, smoking has serious consequences for you, your health, and your quality of life. On top of that, society as a whole has begun to turn against smoking and many cities and states have banned smoking in the workplace and/or public places such as restaurants. Quitting smoking has become a necessary achievement if you want to live a healthy and full life in our society.
QUIT is a four-step method to quit smoking. Like the acronym ROY G BIV you learned in elementary school to remember the colors of the rainbow, QUIT is an acronym to help you remember the four steps.
Q stands for "Question Yourself About Your Smoking". It is important to question yourself about your smoking because this will give you an understanding about why you want to stop and why you smoke.
U stands for "Understand What the Problem Is". Equally important as questioning yourself about your smoking and is making an effort to understand what the fundamental problem is. Many people will say they have a problem but have no idea what the problem is. There are many reasons why people smoke and it is important to understand what drives you to smoke even if you have quit smoking before.
I stands for "I Am the Sole Decision Maker in My Choice to Stop Smoking". It is important that you stop because you want to stop not because someone else wants you to stop. You are the one who makes the decisions about you every moment of every day. You can't blame others for your decisions.
T stands for "Take Control and Think Positive". We cover different ways to help you stop smoking for good as well as other information that will aid you in your journey to stop smoking.
And there you have it - QUIT, the four steps to stop your smoking.