What is really the problem with people? It seems like, in front of the life and its hardiness, people turn to some things for reducing stress and justify behaving improperly and irresponsibly, saying that unhealthy attitude is nothing comparing to their real problems. What are we talking about? Smoking, drinking, being nervous all the time, eating too much, eating too much bad food, not being physically active and so on, these are all causes of some medical conditions such as cancer, heart attack, diabetes, mental breakdown etc.
This is a problem that might easily lead to the worst medical condition - cancer. The problem with this or any other addiction is in the fact that even when they know what might happen, people still continue on acting badly and unhealthy. They even try unwillingly to quit smoking and when asked if they are sure they want to quit, they say yes with certainty and faith, but that all fades away after only a couple of hours of not smoking. So, what has to be done?
Some say that no advice will be helpful until the person in question realizes the problem that smoking creates not only for themselves, but also for the people who surround them. Until that moment, all effort will be just a waste of time, nerves and strength. So, what should be done?
Just as people become addicted to cigarettes, they have to become addicted to life without nicotine. This means that they have to understand the dangers that smoking brings along and try to avoid them. And the only thing that can be done about it is leaving the cigarettes for good. A life without the cigarettes will eliminate the accumulated toxins from lungs, which will make a person breathe easier, without the infamous morning coughing. Food will start to have taste again, and the person will be able to run for more than a minute or two. And there is reducing the risk of getting affected by cancer, as the most important health benefit gained from quitting smoking.
How to do that, how to win the war? Well, just try everything available, everything you can to at least reduce smoking to a normal level. There are medications, patches, therapy sessions, cold turkey method (stopping suddenly without any help), etc. Whatever is used, people should put out the maximum effort in order to try and get rid of one of the unhealthy addictions.