1. To stop Smoking, you can help yourself to calm nicotine cravings with medications, such as nicotine gum and patches. Some of these products can be purchased over the counter; others may require a prescription.
2. Smoking cessation classes and support groups are often used in tandem with drug therapy. These programs are offered through local Drug De-addiction centre.
3. Make a plan to quit smoking (deadline). Fix a date and start working on it in advance.
4. Inform your colleagues, friends and family that you are quitting smoking. Let them help you and support you. Be ready to face the urges and challenges of picking up the habit of Smoking again. It will take herculean efforts to leave Cigarette smoking once you have given up. Identify the things, situations, people, feelings etc which influence you to smoke. Avoid circumstances where you have to come across one of them.
5. Throw away all cigarette leftover, lighters, match boxes from your home, office, vehicle etc. Don't mingle with people who smoke.
6. Seek for a counseling help from a Dentist- As the dentist can help you in explaining the hazards of smoking on your dental and overall health. The dentist can prescribe your remedial methods as well. Introspect the hazards it has caused to you. They may apprise you of the hazards smoking has caused you or may cause in the future.
7. Exercise daily- It increases immunity and the urge of picking up the habit again goes away as you start feeling better and stronger with time.
8. Avoid being idle - Get yourself engaged with some hobby which keeps you completely occupied. This will take away your mind from taking up smoking.
9. Meditate. Do yoga.
10. Drink a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated. This will minimize nicotine withdrawal symptoms.