Unconventional Ways to Kick Your Smoking Habit
We have mentioned quite often that smoking is one of the more difficult habits to get rid of, and there is no shortage of smokers who have tried to kick the habit, but failed. A feature on WebMD shared a few creative ways that other people have used to stop smoking, when everything else has failed.
The Workplace Challenge. Smoking cessation can be tied with competitive challenges based in the workplace, a method that worked for 34-year-old Melissa Gold of Washington, D.C. Having the boss’ support for the entire affair is an important factor; in the case of Melissa, the challenge in itself was the brainchild of her boss.
At the time of the six-month no-smoking challenge, Melissa worked for the Manhattan PR agency Bratskeir & Co. Smokers had $5 a day – the cost of a pack of cigarettes back then – taken out of their paychecks and placed in a quit-smoking fund for six months. This was matched by Bratskeir. The participating employees split the payment of anyone who faltered or got caught smoking.
Gold shared: “I think the final payoff came to around $2,000, plus he [the owner] took all of us out for a celebration dinner.”
Tough Love. Call it the quit-smoking boot-camp approach, if you will. This method based smoking-cessation programs on boot-camp strategies. Robert Brown, director of the How Quit website, shared: “I’ve found that quitting smoking is less difficult when you believe you can do it. As a former Marine, I had the belief in myself and knew that I could do it on my own. But there are thousands, maybe millions of smokers who aren’t ex-military or highly disciplined and need help to quit.”
Other alternative quit-smoking methods included getting a new hobby, and using candies and mantras.Tags: nicotine cessation, no smoking, no smoking boot camp, quit smoking, stop smoking