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Creating motivation to kick the cigarette smoking habit

Smoking is one of the most dangerous habits, often called a slow killer. Smoking habit is a problem that can be viewed from several angles, medical, sociological, psychological etc. Creating the motivation to kick the cigarette smoking habit might be directly related to the cause of starting smoking in the first place.

Medical point of view

Smoking can induce creation of malign cells! This is the most important medical aspect that should be mentioned when talking about smoking. Affected areas are usually lungs and throat, although this does not happen immediately, of course. Usually, years are required for this condition to happen, but once it does happen, it could end tragically. To prevent this, the best thing that can be done is quitting smoking. It is not easy, several tries might be needed, but it is definitely achievable. As for other physical issues, there are coughing (usually in the morning), yellowish fingers and teeth, sometimes even bad breath. Also, people who smoke lose their smelling and tasting sense, so they cannot enjoy in food like other people.

Sociological/psychological aspect

People usually start to smoke in their teen years, when they try to establish an easier contact with other teens in their vicinity (usually from school) and to fit in better. The teen age is very sensitive for people, a time of intense emotional and psychological development and also a time when some bad habits like smoking and drinking might take place. Of course, when a teenager becomes an adult, bad habits remain and then the consequences come.


A person must stimulate and motivate himself if ceasing smoking is wanted. The mentioned physical problems will be gone and that should be the best motivator. What is better than being able to breathe easily in the morning and without that obnoxious coughing, which is usually followed by bad breath? In order to eliminate this bad habit, some things can be done. Some activity has to be included, something for fingers to be occupied with, because cigarette will not be present anymore. Also, there is help from certain medications; even therapy sessions can be used. Group sessions might be very helpful because they gather people who are fighting the same fight so they can give support to each other. It is essential to emphasize that kicking the cigarette smoking habit might be one of the most important things a person can do in life, since it will prolong that life and raise its quality.    

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