If you smoke a pack a day or less; pick a day, wrap your head around the process of quitting and your commitment to quit and then just do it on that day. If you smoke more than a pack a day, it is very helpful, even safer, to taper down to under a pack before you actually quit. If you have other addictions it becomes a little bit more complicated. First quit addictions such as alcohol, cocaine, meth. Most people do not like hearing that, but the problem is these other addictions can often create triggers to smoke cigarettes, so you can end up going back and forth if you do not quit these other addictions first.
Your body is already an expert at making you a non-smoker. The body detoxes you of nicotine in less than 48 hours. So your body has been trying to make you a non-smoker between every cigarette you have ever smoked. It is the habit that is the big hook for most of the people. This, of course, combines with nicotine as the addictive process, which then perpetuates the cycle. Hypnosis and self-hypnosis work in the same area of the brain where habits remain. The subconscious is the domain of hypnosis and the domain of habit in the brain and the body. This is why hypnosis works to stop smoking the easy way.
After you quit smoking, the good news is that within ten to fifteen years your chance of chronic illness from smoking reverts back to as if you never smoked.You can shorten that time period by considering proactive in your recovery. This is more noticeable in the first few days after you quit. Within two to three days your risk of heart attack or stroke drops tremendously. Your blood pressure drops, your breath smells better, your skin smells better, numerous other positive benefits occurred within a very short period of time. And of course, within two to three days all the nicotine leaves your system.
So the next question becomes: “how do you become proactive in your recovery?” It is good to quit smoking but in my view it is only going half way. The other half is becoming active in detoxifying and assisting your cardiovascular and respiratory system recovery. How do do this is by very carefully detoxing after you quit: drink lots of water, get lots of exercise, sweat, do a liver cleanse, do a cellular cleanse. Lose weight because toxins are stored in the fatty tissue of your body. Replenish your body nutritionally with a whole host of minerals and vitamins.
Get a good, solid, super nutritional diet. Eat the right foods and this will help shorten that recovery time considably. Shoot for, let's say, five to seven years for a full recovery, depending on how long you smoked and how much you smoked. The best way is to begin now … and you can do it!