Stopping smoking | stop smoking tips
The calming effect of cigarettes is one of the reasons people become so dependant on smoking.
Dr. Hilary disagrees with this dependancy, "you can deal with stress, you can deal with anger, in better ways than reaching for the [cigarette] packet."
Thankfully if you want to stop smoking, there are plenty of options available to you to help combat the areas of stress in your life.
Make sure you make time for yourself. We know it sounds simple but things like relaxing in the tub or reading a book work wonders for your well-being.
But most importantly visiting your GP, and attending counselling sessions in addition to other nicotine replacement therapies are the key ingredients to success according to Dr.Hilary.
"Counselling enables people to deal with their issues such as anger or stress in a much more constructive way.
Anger management, stress management, relaxation techniques, exercise... these are all ways of learning how to deal with those things in a more constructive way."