Smoking can negatively impact your spine and is bad for your overall health. Smoking can lead to back pain, an increased risk of osteoporosis, and higher rates of complications. Here are some tips for helping you to stop smoking:
- Set a quit date: Choose a day to quit smoking. Before that day comes, you should mentally prepare yourself to quit. Having a deadline helps to provide motivation and a goal to work towards.
- Find new coping strategies: Finding new coping strategies such as exercising, hobbies, and meditation can help to relieve stress without damaging your health. Engaging in these new strategies will help you to not rely on smoking as much.
- Identify triggers: Take note of what’s happening when you feel like you want to smoke. Identifying these triggers will help you to stop them from happening which will help you to avoid smoking.