Smoking tobacco is a practice that began as early as 5000 BC. It was in the late 1920's that German scientists identified that smoking tobacco had a connection with the occurrence of oral and lung cancer. Thus, the first ever anti smoking movement was launched in an effort to bid goodbye to smoking. It is true that quitting smoking is not an easy thing to do. Just like any other addiction, smoking too can utterly destroy one and in order to quit it one needs the mental stamina and affirmation to get rid of the habit. It has been estimated that there are around 1.45 billion smokers in the world in 2010 which will rise to a 1.9 billion smokers by 2025. But in the recent years there has been a growing awareness about the risks that smoking poses for the body and a large number of the smoking population have taken up steps to quit smoking.

In order to quit smoking you have to insist to yourself quite a few times through the day that you are a non-smoker and simply not someone who is trying to quit smoking. It is necessary for you to have a clean self image which will help to instill confidence in your self and that will allow you to believe in your own self that it is possible for you to quit smoking. When you have decided to quit smoking you have to exercise the mental stamina to hold out. Even when you are overcome by the desire to smoke just the one cigarette, you have to remain strong and resist the temptation.

Now, during the first few days of your new reign, your day might seem unfulfilled without smoking. But there are always other substitutes that you can take inly to bridge in the feeling of emptiness. One can chew nicotine gums, cinnamon sticks and even use electronic cigarettes in order to give up smoking. Nicotine gums delivers nicotine directly to the body and is a branch of the nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The chewing gums are available worldwide, containing an approximate amount of 2 to 4 mg of nicotine. Also cinnamon sticks have a similar flavor to that of nicotine, so munching on that can definitely help. Electronic cigarettes replicate the act of tobacco smoking but it does not produce the smoke instead producing a haze when inhaled, leaving behind a flavor of nicotine in the mouth of the inhaler.

If you are not a gym person, now is the time to start if you are serious about quitting smoking. Daily exercise, power walking, yoga, taking a steam all of the above helps in relaxing your body. Instead of promoting your body to the ill effects of smoking, why not go out for a walk and get some fresh air or you might even pamper yourself by getting body massages. You need to feel good about yourself and need to convince yourself that you are not missing out on anything. Also remedial drugs are now available by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which will help you to quit smoking and sustain the habit.

Smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, heart attacks, emphysema, which can cause a pre death death as studies have revealed that smokers lose out at least 10 years of their fit life. So is not it worth it to quit smoking, when you get the benefit of a long and healthy life? You look and feel good about yourself and you would not want to smoke again when you are assured of a minty-fresh breath.