If you needed another reason to quit smoking, how about this? Multiple studies over the past 20 years have seen a direct link between smoking and crime.
In fact, the CDC found that smokers had higher violent crime rates compared to those who did not smoke. In addition, a 2019 study from the University of Texas at San Antonio found that teens who vaped had an increased rate of delinquency.
If you’re interested in learning how to quit smoking, we have a few tips. Keep in mind that smoking is both a physical addiction (to nicotine) as well as a habit.
Figure out why you smoke. Is it to relieve stress, to fit in with your friends or just because you think it looks cool and feels good?
Make a plan. Set a date to quit, tell the people in your life what you’re trying to do and get rid of your “stash.”
Keep a Journal. Keeping a record of your triggers and cravings can be a very useful tool. Every time you crave a cigarette, make a note of the circumstances and feelings you experience.