How to Quit Smoking ! Instantly or Gradually

There are two ways to quit smoking. First is "Cold Turkey", which means stopping it instantly all together and second is quitting it by gradual reduction, by cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke daily. The method of gradually quitting by cutting down number of cigarettes seems easy with less withdrawal symptoms. But what seems can't always be true. The cold turkey method of quitting is famous for more withdrawal symptoms and no addicted person want to face those symptoms. Before you choose any of these methods to quit smoking, it is better to understand the pros and cons of these methods and then make an attempt. It is necessary to know because out of every 100 only 50 succeed in quitting and failure rate of one of these methods is quite high.

Quitting Smoking Gradually

Lets tell you the truth. In very rare cases the person trying to quit smoking by gradually decreasing the number of cigarettes get any success. To be precise, out of those 50 people who succeed in quitting on 2 adopted the method of quitting  gradually. It means that its success rate is just 2 to 4%. There are some reasons behind failure of this method. 
  • The very important reason behind its failure is the prize that you get for quitting it for few hours. The prize is cigarette itself. You keep waiting just to get one puff.
  • Another reason is that the reward value keep increasing. As you increase the time interval between each cigarette, the value of the same cigarette increases in your mind.
  • Instead of do doing something creative and utilizing your time, your mind thinks about the next cigarette and you keep watching the clock tickling.
  • The continuous thought of cigarette itself is the reason behind the failure of this method.
  • No one can always has someone to watch over him/her. If you decide to cheat then no one can stop you. The chances of cheating in this method are quite high as you have access to your addiction.
Who can succeed in quitting smoking gradually ?
Those who succeed by using this method either prepared well or had strong will to quit their addiction. Only if you really want to quit and have some emotional reason to quit then you can quit by using this method. The only benefit of choosing this method is the less occurrence of withdrawal symptoms as your body don't crave much for smoking. By slowly increasing the interval between two cigarettes you fool your own body. If you have a scientific mind, some emotion reason and strong will to quit then you can succeed in quitting smoking gradually.

Quitting Smoking Instantly

This cold turkey method is more successful and more than 95% of the successful candidates choose this method. Some of the features of this method that make it a better method to quit smoking are given below.

  • It takes less time. Quitting Smoking Instantly makes a person struggle for a few days but within a week his/her dependency on cigarettes in gone. Withdrawal symptoms may irritate you for 2 to 3 days, but after that you become an ex-smoker who is just making his/her health better. On the other hand it takes months to quit smoking gradually.
  • You can utilize your time more easily without cigarettes in your mind. In this method there is no reward for not smoking cigarette for a day, so you don't think about it. Instead you think about a better health and try to concentrate on your work which makes it easier for you to quit smoking.

If you really wish to get rid of smoking addiction the get rid of it instantly. If you go for gradually decreasing the quantity then most probably you won't succeed. Whatever method you choose ! Strong will power is the key. Unless you wish to do it, you can't succeed. So do it yourself.
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