Treatment/Remedy that helps in 'Quiting Smoking'

My Hubby smokes 2, 3 Cigarettes a day, He is trying to quit smoking, but not able to.. I think one needs a strong will power to quit..

Looking for recommendation on any treatment/remedy effective? or any of your friends/relative taking any treatment and found effective, so far we haven't tried any treatment.
Please share whatever information you found useful on this topic..would be so thankful to hear.. more  

HOW TO QUIT SMOKING 1. ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU STARTED SMOKING IN THE FIRST PLACE? DO YOU STILL NEED TO SMOKE FOR THAT REASON? 2. ASK YOURSELF ‘ARE YOU DEPENDANT ON SMOKING?’ Following questions may help. a. Do you feel the need to smoke at every meal? b. Are you more than a social smoker? c. Is it a very bad addiction (more than a pack a day)? d. Is your cigarette smoking linked to other addictions, such as alcohol or gambling? (are most of the answers yes???) 3. REASON WITH YOURSELF WHY YOU WANT TO QUIT SMOKING. It helps you get motivated to attempt quitting smoking. Following are a guide. You can think of ‘n’ number of reasons. a. I will feel healthier and have more energy, whiter teeth, and fresher breath. b. I will lower my risk for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, early death, cataracts, and skin wrinkling. c. I will make myself and my partner, friends, and family proud of me. d. I will no longer expose my children and others to the dangers of my second-hand smoke. e. I will have a healthier baby (If you or your partner is pregnant). f. I will have more money to spend. 4. DECIDE WHEN YOUR ‘QUIT SMOKING’ PLAN STARTS. a. S = Set a quit date. b. T = Tell family, friends, and co-workers that you plan to quit. c. A = Anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting. d. R = Remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from your home, car, and work. e. T = Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit. f. S= Stay focussed on your goal to quit smoking 5. STAYING MOTIVATED. After quitting, you may feel dizzy, restless, or even have strong headaches because you’re lacking the immediate release of sugar that comes from nicotine. You may also have a bigger appetite. These sugar-related cravings should only last a few days until your body adjusts so keep your sugar levels a bit higher than usual. It will help prevent the craving symptoms and help your body re-adjust back to normal. a. Keep your hands/fingers busy: Squeeze balls, pencils, or paper clips are good substitutes to satisfy that need for tactile stimulation. b. Keep your mind busy: Read a book or magazine, listen to some music you love. c. Find an oral substitute: Keep other things around to pop in your mouth when you’re craving a cigarette- for example. low calorie soya pops may help. Other Good choices include mints, hard candy, carrot or celery sticks, gum, and sunflower seeds. A favourite sweet may help kick that post meal need to smoke. d. Stay active: Keep yourself distracted and occupied, go for walks, play your favourite sport. It also helps since you may start gaining some weight, as a part of quitting smoking, and also as a part of “ finding oral substitutes”. e. Drink lots of water: Flushing toxins from your body minimizes withdrawal symptoms and helps cravings pass faster. f. Find non-smokers to get through with the periods when there is a probability of you getting tempted to smoke, say your usual coffee break at work. Your smoker friends will ALWAYS say ‘OH! ONE DOESNT HURT’. And your non-smoker friends MIGHT say ‘ WHY EVEN ONE? STICK TO YOUR PLAN’. And you know what? Your non-smoker friends are right. even one matters. g. Keep a ‘Craving Journal’- make entries into a log book to monitor your daily progress. Note the moments in your life when you crave a cigarette as these are your triggers to smoking. Are there certain people or environments that trigger your cravings? Not only does this help you know your triggers, but it also helps in maintaining your resolve as your entries reduce over a period of time, giving you more confidence, and therefore helping in being persistent with Quitting. 6. Mood changes are common after quitting smoking as a result of nicotine withdrawal. They will be especially pronounced if you have been using cigarettes to manage your moods and relieve stress, depression, or anxiety, for example. After quitting, you may be more irritable, frustrated, restless, angry, or despondent than usual. You may also experience headaches, trouble sleeping, and difficulty in concentrating. However, these changes usually get better in 1 or 2 weeks as the toxins are flushed from your body and you find other, healthy ways to manage your moods. Let your friends and family know that you won’t be your usual self and ask for their understanding. NOTE: SMOKELESS TOBACCO, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SPIT TOBACCO, IS NOT A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING CIGARETTES. IT CONTAINS THE SAME ADDICTIVE CHEMICAL, NICOTINE, CONTAINED IN CIGARETTES. IN FACT, THE AMOUNT OF NICOTINE ABSORBED FROM SMOKELESS TOBACCO CAN BE 3 TO 4 TIMES THE AMOUNT DELIVERED BY A CIGARETTE. more  
HOW TO QUIT SMOKING 1. ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU STARTED SMOKING IN THE FIRST PLACE? DO YOU STILL NEED TO SMOKE FOR THAT REASON? 2. ASK YOURSELF ‘ARE YOU DEPENDANT ON SMOKING?’ Following questions may help. a. Do you feel the need to smoke at every meal? b. Are you more than a social smoker? c. Is it a very bad addiction (more than a pack a day)? d. Is your cigarette smoking linked to other addictions, such as alcohol or gambling? (are most of the answers yes???) 3. REASON WITH YOURSELF WHY YOU WANT TO QUIT SMOKING. It helps you get motivated to attempt quitting smoking. Following are a guide. You can think of ‘n’ number of reasons. a. I will feel healthier and have more energy, whiter teeth, and fresher breath. b. I will lower my risk for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, early death, cataracts, and skin wrinkling. c. I will make myself and my partner, friends, and family proud of me. d. I will no longer expose my children and others to the dangers of my second-hand smoke. e. I will have a healthier baby (If you or your partner is pregnant). f. I will have more money to spend. 4. DECIDE WHEN YOUR ‘QUIT SMOKING’ PLAN STARTS. a. S = Set a quit date. b. T = Tell family, friends, and co-workers that you plan to quit. c. A = Anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting. d. R = Remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from your home, car, and work. e. T = Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit. f. S= Stay focussed on your goal to quit smoking 5. STAYING MOTIVATED. After quitting, you may feel dizzy, restless, or even have strong headaches because you’re lacking the immediate release of sugar that comes from nicotine. You may also have a bigger appetite. These sugar-related cravings should only last a few days until your body adjusts so keep your sugar levels a bit higher than usual. It will help prevent the craving symptoms and help your body re-adjust back to normal. a. Keep your hands/fingers busy: Squeeze balls, pencils, or paper clips are good substitutes to satisfy that need for tactile stimulation. b. Keep your mind busy: Read a book or magazine, listen to some music you love. c. Find an oral substitute: Keep other things around to pop in your mouth when you’re craving a cigarette- for example. low calorie soya pops may help. Other Good choices include mints, hard candy, carrot or celery sticks, gum, and sunflower seeds. A favourite sweet may help kick that post meal need to smoke. d. Stay active: Keep yourself distracted and occupied, go for walks, play your favourite sport. It also helps since you may start gaining some weight, as a part of quitting smoking, and also as a part of “ finding oral substitutes”. e. Drink lots of water: Flushing toxins from your body minimizes withdrawal symptoms and helps cravings pass faster. f. Find non-smokers to get through with the periods when there is a probability of you getting tempted to smoke, say your usual coffee break at work. Your smoker friends will ALWAYS say ‘OH! ONE DOESNT HURT’. And your non-smoker friends MIGHT say ‘ WHY EVEN ONE? STICK TO YOUR PLAN’. And you know what? Your non-smoker friends are right. even one matters. g. Keep a ‘Craving Journal’- make entries into a log book to monitor your daily progress. Note the moments in your life when you crave a cigarette as these are your triggers to smoking. Are there certain people or environments that trigger your cravings? Not only does this help you know your triggers, but it also helps in maintaining your resolve as your entries reduce over a period of time, giving you more confidence, and therefore helping in being persistent with Quitting. 6. Mood changes are common after quitting smoking as a result of nicotine withdrawal. They will be especially pronounced if you have been using cigarettes to manage your moods and relieve stress, depression, or anxiety, for example. After quitting, you may be more irritable, frustrated, restless, angry, or despondent than usual. You may also experience headaches, trouble sleeping, and difficulty in concentrating. However, these changes usually get better in 1 or 2 weeks as the toxins are flushed from your body and you find other, healthy ways to manage your moods. Let your friends and family know that you won’t be your usual self and ask for their understanding. NOTE: SMOKELESS TOBACCO, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SPIT TOBACCO, IS NOT A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING CIGARETTES. IT CONTAINS THE SAME ADDICTIVE CHEMICAL, NICOTINE, CONTAINED IN CIGARETTES. IN FACT, THE AMOUNT OF NICOTINE ABSORBED FROM SMOKELESS TOBACCO CAN BE 3 TO 4 TIMES THE AMOUNT DELIVERED BY A CIGARETTE. more  
Instead of going for any medication first is a psychological counselling.First of all try to find out the reason for smoking. It may be any kind of stress, depression, anxiety or just social. Make him aware of the cause. Discuus the harmful effects with him everyday. You can try this: -if habit is to smoke after dinner, then offer him a fruit, chocolate or a stick of gum. -if the habit is because of loneliness then engage him in some activity. Along with above all you should try the nicotine supplement available in the market with the name Harbitol or nicorette. you can find at any drug store. Trust me and try these as they work. more  
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