(If you’re not in Gainesville, then look for a NADA practitioner near you.) This will help you to get ready for the big day. Once you make peace with never taking another puff, and once you get through those first few months, once you quit for good — life becomes beautiful. I know that, from where you’re standing, it’s hard to imagine life without cigarettes. Let’s use the comments below as a community support group.
The nicotine in any tobacco product readily absorbs into the blood when a person uses it.
But all 14 attempts had one thing in common — I wasn’t ready. I’ve done it hundreds of times.” – Mark Twain Not convinced? You’re gradually psyching yourself up, reminding yourself of all the reasons you want to quit. You’ve told all your friends so that they can support you (and not tempt you, if they’re smokers). I recommend that you smoke your last cigarette at night. Again, just ask ex-smokers, and the successful ones all agree — go cold turkey. Don’t wimp out of this step with the patch or something similar. A few months down the road, when you’re craving a cigarette, you’ll remember how awful it was when you went cold turkey. Don’t expect the 2-Minute Drill to make everything okay. (A small percentage of people don’t experience the hell of withdrawal. If you’re one of these people, then you need to stay vigilant, especially 3-6 months after you quit.) Maybe I should have started with this part. And those of you who are getting ready to quit — come back to this article and post your thoughts, questions, and concerns whenever you need a little help. I’m Anthony Korahais, and I used qigong to heal from clinical depression, low back pain, anxiety, and chronic fatigue.