Will power

How to Quit Smoking?

Smoking is harmful for your health as it causes a lot of diseases. We see people around us who smoke and then suffer from diseases like heart attack, stroke, psoriasis and diabetes. Fortunately, there are some ways to stop smoking. However, if you keep smoking for a long time, you may end up dying or living a insufferable life.

The most important step in quitting smoking is to forget smoking by making yourself busy with activities. When our mind is focused on doing something or new things, we tend to ignore the urge to smoke. For instance, you can travel around the world, find new hobbies like gardening, baking or join a gym.

On top of that, do not sit with a person who smokes as he or she will try to make you smoke anyway. People these days do not want anyone to be better than them. Research has found that sitting with a person who has quit smoking will help you stop smoking too as the new habit will also rub on you.

What is most important is if you want to stop smoking, you should fight yourself. You are the only one who has the ability and will power to change yourself. According to experts, if you have the choice to smoke, you also have the choice to say no to yourself and stop doing it. No one is forcing you to do it.

To sum up, it is hard to stop something you usually do as it has become a hard habit to break, but if you fight hard you can get what you want. The step is just only to quit smoking. But first you must believe in yourself. As they say ‘you cannot change what is outside if you did not change what is inside’.

Written by Heitam Murad Abdul Jabar Mohamed, Year 11 student of Abedeen International School