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How to stop or quit from a bad habit.

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Name: Do Huu Minh Khoa Class: Composition 1 Instructor: Miss Hamidah ESSAY 1 TOPIC: HOW TO STOP OR QUIT FROM A BAD HABIT "You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window," said Mark Twain, "You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs." These words hold the most important for people who want to quit from a bad habit, especially for those who have experienced harmful tendencies like tobacco consumption for years. Daily smoking leads to powerful addiction, eighty percent of most smokers have attempted to quit smoking more than once during the course of their smoking habit, but only fifteen percent of them are successful to overcome. Even though quitting takes hard work and a lot of effort ; people can quit smoking by doing the following steps, gradually but effectively. The first step to successfully change the attitude of smoking is to admit that he or she is having a problem, therefore it helps the smoker identify what specifically needs to be altered. ...read more.


The third step is to get support and encouragement. The quitter will have more chances to be successful if he is helped by others. His family, doctors, counselors or a partner who he relies on are the best sources. He should tell his family, friends, coworkers not to smoke around him or leave the cigarettes out. Talk to the doctor or counselor to give him more advice and ways to get rid of smoking effectively, he should be carefully observed and reminded by the doctors. There are also many programs available at local hospitals or health centers for anyone seeking help in recovering from smoking addiction and wanting to change that unhealthy habit. Becoming a part of a support group with people that have similar routines, he can share his problems, concerns, and victories. Another step is to learn new skills and change the routine. Try to distract himself from urges to smoke by talking with friends to reduce stress, going for a walk,taking a hot bath, reading a book ...read more.


Whenever he has a bad mood or depression, he should know that there are a lot of ways to improve his mood other than smoking. In conclusion, there are many factors everyone should take seriously, smoking is really a bad and hazardous habit that must be given up by any means. Because of smoking, smokers provide high risks in addictions, diseases and even risks in pregnancies. Smokers prefer their habit rather than caring about the negative effects, they ignores the consequences of smoking. It is not until they are ill that they realizes how life means to them and how they have destroyed it, especially for teenagers who starts smoking to show their maturity and at last, seeking for help and applying those miserable steps of quitting from a bad habit Life would be better and just by quitting, they can protect their dignities and make a safer environment for the world. ...read more.

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