quit smoking tips

what you need to EAT after you quit smoking and Why

Avoid Cravings and Weight Gain!    Many people are afraid to quit cigarettes because they fear weight gain and cravings or other withdrawal symptoms. You may find that as a smoker, you don’t have to eat as much to fuel your body; that smoking acts as a form of  appetite control. You may be reluctant to give that up! Do you skip meals, especially breakfast? At what cost? Not only do you miss out on much needed nutrition, you inhale all the poisons and toxins of the cigarette – a double negative whammy! What you probably don’t know is that many of the […]

Toxic nicotine replacement ‘therapy’ in pregnancy… under researched & dangerous?

Many women quit smoking easily as soon as they discover they are expecting a baby; others unfortunately struggle to quit even though they may want to. A new program in the Hunter Valley, Australia is attempting to address this issue and is aimed at reducing smoking rates in pregnant Aboriginal women by the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). The program also plans to provide Nicotine Replacement free of charge to the families of those seeking to quit smoking, making it a family affair where members can presumably provide support and accountability to each other. There is no question that […]

Winter Blues? 7 simple steps you can take to lift your mood

Are you just a little bit over winter time and hiding under trackies and your doona! I know I am. I am starting to think about the coming summer and how I might look in my swimsuit! (Yikes!) How will you be? Fit, slim and happy or pasty, sluggish and overweight? Of course making the decision to quit smoking is the single best thing you could have done for your health, but don’t spoil it or make it hard for yourself by eating poorly. Winter can be a time when we miss out on our fix of sunshine, vitamin D and exercise.We may […]

Watch Your Language Please!

When you think about how to quit smoking what sort of language do you use? Are you thinking quitting is hard? Are you trying to quit? (Whatever that means) How often do you hear someone say “Oh quitting smoking is worse than coming off heroin!”? Or “It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do”! One reason people say this type of thing is that they LOVE to gossip, create dramas and appear knowledgeable and important.The other is because language like this is also both a reflection of current beliefs and the cause of them.  The more times you repeat it, the […]

So You Think You’re a Rebel Punk Rocker? HUH? HUH?

It’s so interesting isn’t it, that humans just love to get attention and be significant! The thing is though – exactly who do you want the attention from? Take the example of a punk rocker. Picture the spiky hair, multiple earrings and metal spiking, grungy clothes and evil SNARL! The Bad Language! Let’s NOT even think about the music (apologies to any punk fans out there). They so badly want to be different, yet in the end they all look the same as each other. That is to say equally ridiculous. That however is not the point. The point is […]


If you need a little extra motivation or help on how to quit smoking, or a reality check on how you are really seen as a smoker; ASK YOUR FAMILY and friends. They will give you some quit smoking tips. They will tell you about those little things they see or experience that you are not even aware of. Especially ask your kids…because they are so honest aren’t they – the little darlings. Things I know Kids Won’t Miss: Being left to watch TV or amuse themselves because you are always outside smoking. Hearing you, ahem … ‘Coughing your guts […]

Quirky Quit Smoking Tips for those who “Love” Smoking.

Are you one of those smokers who “loves smoking” yet would really like to quit but are a bit scared? Here are some interesting quit smoking tips that you may find useful. I’ll bet that when you smoke you always use the same hand to smoke with, smoke your favourite brand and smoke your cigarettes in the same locations and situations. Am I right or am I right? Yes, I thought so. So before you actually quit; what I am suggesting you do is this: Change hands! Change Brands Change time & location What??? Ok let me explain. When you […]