How not to break after quitting smoking

do not smoke after quitting

I decided to quit smoking, but did NOT light it again.

This topic is not new, already quite a lot of people who quit smoking, are bored, but have not lost their relevance.
I am writing this post now and I think that I have not smoked for a long time, I am not attracted to smoking, I don’t even think about cigarettes, but for someone this is a whole problem, the fight against the desire to smoke again. I will try to help you no longer return to tobacco.

So, when I used to smoke, and I smoked a lot, sometimes a lot (I will have to make a separate post about it). Naturally, I tried to quit smoking, in my early attempts I unconsciously quit, I just realized that it would be worse if I did not stop smoking. Later, the understanding and awareness of throwing still intensified, but at some point I still returned to the cigarette.

How not to smoke after you quit or plan to quit.

You can smoke in two cases:
1. With physical dependence on nicotine for the first time after giving up a cigarette. This is different for everyone, but on average 2-10 days.
2. When there is no physical dependence, but the habit remains, there is an interest in checking yourself after a while, various situations when it is usually accepted to smoke.

If you smoke at these moments, then later you will want to smoke more, while you may think that these are “test” cigarettes or puffs that in no way connect you with further smoking. That's all. You lit up again.
Slow. Neatly. Unaware.

Even if you have iron will and nerves of steel and you endure the continued desire to smoke - why force yourself and mock yourself? Such smoking is not worth the torture.

Variations of smoking after quitting, and how to get out of them.

If you tried to smoke after a long time, you may not start smoking again. I know one person who tried this way to smoke one cigarette a year (for a holiday) after quitting. Why he smoked, I don’t know. Perhaps he was trying to test himself - whether he had completely quit smoking, or tried to experience pleasant feelings from smoking, as he used to be a heavy smoker. But I remember very well that such experiments ended for the first time with bronchitis, and the second time also with some kind of respiratory disease. From one smoked cigarette.
After that, he stopped such experiments. Looking at this, I decided not to smoke even once a year.
The more time has passed since the failure, the less will be the desire to smoke again. But this is all very individual.
You can continue to not smoke without any effort, but this also has a catch. Smoked - nothing bad happened, you can smoke again, even after, for example, a week. There can be no way back, in this way you can return to smoking without noticing it. This is especially true for the use of various smoking novelties, which are considered less harmful and do not exude stench. Do not start smoking and do not test yourself.

Now let's move on to the case if you recently quit. The less time has passed from your last cigarette, the more you will want to smoke. And you can find yourself various excuses and reasons to smoke again. What to do in such a situation? Or experiencing physical cravings a second time, trying not to smoke. Or, start again and plan the next quit smoking when it seems to you that you are ready for it.
Because of such moments, people are afraid to quit smoking and begin to associate quitting smoking with something tough, unpleasant and painful, and sometimes impossible! In this case, I think it is better to try not to smoke, helping myself with various means that facilitate smoking cessation and nicotine addiction. The choice here is wide - these are pills to facilitate smoking cessation, nicotine patches, sprays, and chewing gum, etc. You can choose the option for yourself.
But smoking while taking these drugs, trying to drown out the nicotine need - is impossible. No need to justify yourself with what is written on the package, they say it is necessary to stop smoking after so many days. You had the negligence of smoking when it was not necessary. You need to get out of nicotine addiction as soon as possible - these drugs will help you. No need to try to smoke. This option, even with the desire to smoke, is preferable to health than to start smoking again and plan to quit later.

If you have heard enough or think that quitting pills, nicotine patches, and other drugs do not help much when you quit smoking, then they will help you alleviate smoking abstinence. But do not rely only on them. Remove physical dependence, it will be easier further - day after day. This is a real chance to quit smoking.

Knowing all this - give yourself a setting in advance so that it does not happen - you will not light it. Under no circumstances. Not a single puff of a cigarette, nor an electronic analogue, nor a hookah, nor a cloud of smoke next to a smoking person, no nicotine and tobacco. Take care of your lungs - they will still come in handy.

Recovery from smoking cessation

Recovery after smoking cessation

Recovery after quitting smoking or how to quickly eliminate the effects of smoking.
What you need to adhere to when you no longer smoke in order to restore your body faster and better.

How much the body is restored after smoking, even if you quit and never smoke more, is there something left in the body or the body is restored to almost its original state - when you have not smoked yet, it is not known. All pictures and articles on the Internet with content - what will happen to the body if you quit smoking, indicating a complete recovery in a certain period of time and a decrease in the risk of dangerous diseases are certainly nice to look at and look at, but not everything is as simple as it seems.

In any case: Life without cigarettes will be more pleasant, easier to breathe, and well-being will be better.

Getting rid of nicotine addiction is a transition to a healthier lifestyle, so you do not need to try to eat more, or take certain vitamins or supplements. This must be done constantly and in moderate dosages. If you no longer smoke - your body does not receive toxic and carcinogenic substances, let it recover in a normal and sparing mode. Vitamin-mineral complexes, healthy food, fiber, fruits and vegetables - should always be present in the diet, so try to adhere to proper nutrition whenever possible - without shock doses of vitamins or just on some healthy food that seems to you. The diet should, whenever possible, be healthy and varied.

If you think that you no longer smoke and this is the maximum benefit for your body - at the moment this is possible. By quitting smoking, you have greatly reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke, cancer, and other related diseases. You have returned to a normal and natural state - without dependence on nicotine and the poisons of cigarettes contained in the smoke. The rest is restoration and improvement of health, but for this you quit smoking?

Terms of recovery.
No need to wait for any period after which you will be cleaned and restored from past smoking.
You no longer smoke - you do not supply your body with muck and nicotine. You live a normal life without nicotine addiction. But if you still consider and plan when you will feel better, and not even remember that you once smoked, I had this period a little over a year. I felt (and now too) fine, thanks to playing sports and eating right. I’ll also say that I know many people who began to look and feel better after quitting smoking, even compared to the period when they had not started smoking.
All this is due to physical activity and normal nutrition, together with the rejection of cigarettes.

Nutrition and diet.
As already said, for normal life and the maintenance of all vital processes in the body, it is necessary: ​​Proper, healthy, commensurate with physical activity nutrition. The diet should be dominated by easy-to-digest foods, rich in fiber and essential nutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates). If you have not thought about your diet and diet - it's time to do it now. The recovery period after smoking may be accompanied by increased appetite, where you can easily and quietly gain weight. I will not compare the harm from smoking and overweight, but it is unnecessary to change one for another. This is especially true for former overweight smokers.
Fatty, fried, sweets, foods with a high glycemic index, sweet soda, sugar, fast food, junk food, alcohol. Alcohol is not recommended for consumption in life, and especially during the recovery period from smoking and nicotine addiction. Firstly, in order not to break loose, and secondly, this also adversely affects our health and alcohol contains a large number of calories - this is a high-calorie product. Alcohol contains the so-called “empty” calories, which do not bring any benefit to humans.
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, legumes, durum wheat pasta, cottage cheese, eggs, fish, dairy products, olive oil, fish oil, poultry, seafood, berries, still water are all welcome in your diet.
Also, some people may think that they replenish with all the missing nutrients and vitamins with excess food, and improve their condition and recovery. This is completely wrong. In this way, you can only gain excess weight and increase the load on the heart, already loaded from smoking.
Make yourself a good habit - eat right and normal. This will greatly improve your health and extend your life.

Sports and active physical activity.
Depending on your condition (both at the time you quit smoking and after, your smoking history and physical fitness, you should be very careful about physical activity.
The body is actively recovering from the accumulated poison and tar, it can be said to be rebuilt to work in a healthy, proper mode. During this period, active physical activity should be postponed. In terms of time it is individual, but usually is 1-3 months. During this period, it is better to start light walks, especially before bedtime, and begin to monitor the diet if you have not done this before. Active sports, running, swimming, training in the gym, various martial arts and attending group exercises such as aerobics, zumba and Pilates are all ahead. Prepare for them in advance.

Vitamin and mineral complexes.
Vitamins and minerals - it is advisable to always take an additional source. Especially during periods of stress for the body. Recovery from nicotine intoxication is one such case.
Remember that vitamins are not a medicine, but biologically active components, they contribute to the necessary metabolic processes in the body. Take vitamin complexes according to the instructions after a meal without exceeding the dosage.
There are no special or special vitamins that are worth taking more than others, or only them.
Each vitamin is responsible for the regulation of individual processes in the body. For example, a “bunch” of B vitamins,
Thiamine (Thiamine) B1 + Pyridoxinum (Pyridoxinum) B6 + Cyanocobalamin (Cyanocobalamin) B12
which is quite active and is used for many ailments and for prevention. Multi-vitamin, or as they are also called poly-vitamin complexes, as a rule already contain all the necessary composition to maintain the body. Do not exceed the dosage - with an increased dosage, allergic reactions may occur.
The intake of vitamins is not accompanied by noticeable sensations for the body, such as caffeine (agitation) or melatonin (drowsiness).

Sauna, hammam and bathhouse.
It is quite acceptable and normal to regularly visit the sauna, hammam or bath, during the recovery period from smoking. These procedures have a very favorable effect on the body as a whole and on the respiratory system, provided there are no contraindications and personal intolerance.

Water and drink.
Drink as much as you need. We are talking about clean still water. Try not to replace water with other drinks, even those that you consume in large quantities.
No need to adhere to any formulas and clear directions. Thirst will tell you the required amount of water consumption. However, in some people due to improper metabolism and especially in old age,
thirst may be reduced or absent altogether. Therefore, conscious control of the intake of water is necessary, since thirst may not occur, and a deficiency of fluid in the body will adversely affect health.

Various ailments.
He himself has repeatedly heard from people who quit smoking that in the first three days the state of the body improves so much that it feels like you never smoked, it is especially felt and noticeable in the first few days after quitting. Later, apparently, people get used to the normal state and do not feel euphoria from the natural state of the body without nicotine intoxication.
It is possible and permissible that after quitting smoking, you may experience various ailments. Starting from the first days of quitting - withdrawal symptoms, and constant feelings with the accompanying thoughts that you didn’t need to quit smoking ... Of course, a person compares himself: smoked - did not get sick, quit - I feel bad.
I got pharyngitis, and later bronchitis, about 1,5 months after quitting smoking. It can be said out of the blue, - I did not get cold and did not contact with sick people. Naturally, I went to the doctor.
Of course, I didn’t want such a continuation after giving up cigarettes, but perhaps the features of my body gave such a variant of events. I do not associate my smoking history and the number of cigarettes smoked with the “pay” for getting health after quitting smoking. I know people who quit smoking, having a longer smoking history than mine - they had no complications after quitting cigarettes.

The condition of the person who quit smoking is in any case better and more cheerful than if the person continued to smoke. The way out of nicotine addiction is very individual and depends on many factors: smoking experience, amount of smoked, lifestyle and age. But in any case, even with complications or exacerbations of chronic diseases of the body during smoking cessation (which are very rare). Do not confuse possible withdrawal symptoms immediately after quitting smoking and rebuilding the body in the future. The effect of cleansing the body is more positive and important than continuing to smoke and feeling, on average, bad, but stable.

New culinary preferences and a new rhythm of life.
It is quite natural and normal that after giving up cigarettes, the body is cleansed and does not spend extra energy on neutralizing various poisons and harmful substances that constantly get inside when smoking. There is a real surge of strength, an improvement in the sense of smell and taste buds. All vital functions of the body improve. Against this background, different preferences may appear, for example, there may be a need for herbal teas, a craving for certain foods or dishes that you were previously indifferent to. The desire for active physical activity is a tendency to run and physical activity. If this happens to you, it is a manifestation of positive side effects after quitting smoking. The main thing is that new preferences fit into a healthy lifestyle.

Take care of your body and do not force it to work at the limit - overeating, active sports, excess vitamins and dietary supplements. If you “take care”, the risk of getting sick will be minimized, and your recovery will go more smoothly and quickly.