By the question "How to quit smoking?" both smokers themselves and their relatives are asked. Often, they independently look for ways to help convince or even force a person to part with a cigarette. However, none of the existing methods will help to get rid of addiction if there is no desire to do so.
The "Easy Way" by Allen Carr lucidly explains how nicotine causes addiction and debunks all the myths associated with cigarettes. During the entire time, while a person is reading a book or taking a course, he can calmly smoke, as before, and after completion, smoking cessation occurs by itself due to the realization of its meaninglessness.
It is difficult to convince a smoker of the dangers of smoking, he himself must come to this. But! You can tell a little fairy tale, after which some smokers comprehend and quit.
Try to talk about the effect of smoking on the lungs, briefly:
The components contained in tobacco smoke destroy the cilia located in the walls of the bronchi, which remove mucus from the bronchi. Each person imperceptibly swallows about 100 ml of mucus.
In addition, smoking causes the so-called goblet cells to produce more mucus - a collapse occurs, a traffic jam in the city! The cilia cannot cope, there is a lot of mucus, it remains in the bronchi ... This is exactly what smokers spit out in the morning ... In 10 years after the onset of the smoker's cough, shortness of breath appears. Why? Because, this mucus clogs up small bronchi - brochioles, the mucus in them becomes organized, thickens, and the patient begins to lose access to the alveoli. This is called obstruction. This is an irreversible process. Many years later, at an advanced age, this hard-core smoker will take 20 minutes to go to the toilet, since any acceleration will cause shortness of breath and choking ... Unfortunately, this fairy tale has a happy ending only for those who quit smoking on time. Health to you and your loved ones!
Until a person comes to this on his own, nothing can be done, he himself must want to quit smoking. He understands perfectly well that this is harmful. This is the same dependency, perhaps a very important reason is needed
I quit last time and has been working for two months. I'm not going to again. It turned out that at work I dropped a pack of cigarettes into a bucket with anti-corrosion emulsion, took it out quickly, but the cigarettes got wet. I myself just wanted to give up the case. But (!) Still dried them and smoked a couple. I was turned inside out for a couple of days (it came out on the weekend) my head cracked so much that I thought I would hang myself. I did not sleep, I kept running to the white horse. Happened! As soon as I think about smoking, immediately the memory of pain.
The funny thing is that the lads smoked everything neatly laid out (on the battery) cigarettes and no one complained.
I think this should be "ointment" or a harmless patch on cigarettes to sell, for those who want to quit. Three degrees, so that the third would take the most persistent with some disgusting smell or a complex of sensations that create a persistent barrier.
Do not overpersuade. Heavy smoking can be associated with constant stress or nervous tension and is a relatively simple and effective remedy for smoking. By eliminating smoking, but not eliminating the cause (for example, hard nervous work, crisis, etc.), you only change one problem for another and it is not clear what will be worse for your health.
There is nothing more pointless than trying to teach someone about life. Firstly, a person is almost always aware of what he is doing, and secondly, such "concern" is just an attempt to raise himself above the person. No matter how you deny, this is always the case, this is a little worm of arrogance, seasoned with justification of good intentions so that you do not feel a catch. Learn to accept people as they are, and not to instruct on the "true path." You will get nothing but irritation from them. And yes I am doing the same now =)
Anna, any smoker knows about the harm of smoking much more than non-smokers - they feel it on themselves. This is to a lesser extent true for teenagers who have just started smoking, who smoke a little and have not yet shown negative effects. Nevertheless, even they know about the dangers of smoking.
On the other hand, any smoker is terribly enraged by non-smokers "persuasion to quit smoking" who think that in order to quit smoking it is enough not to get a cigarette from the pack and not light it .
If you really want to help a smoker get rid of a bad habit - give him a book by Allen Carr, it helped a lot.
Well, and in conclusion, a quote from Mark Twain: " Quitting smoking couldn't be easier - I've quit thirty times already. "