There are two main reasons of nicotine addiction: psychological dependence and physical dependence.
Physical addiction is a state of body when some physical functions depend on those poisonous substances of nicotine. Nicotine affects various organ systems by its chemical activity. As a result of nicotine abstinence the human organism acts not the way it would act in usual situations. Your mood is changing to depression; you feel a lack of capacity for work; your cardio-vascular system accustomed to doping starts "pinging" and so on. However, everyone giving up smoking knows that all those symptoms pass quite quickly. Why then did those who quit start smoking again?
It's because of psychological dependence which appears from habitual course of actions: to smoke while driving, after having dinner, following a cup of coffee or a glass of brandy, etc. Many nicotine addicts smoke only under such conditions and can do without it at any other time. In theory, they cannot live without smoking at all. But when accumulating too much of habitual actions it means that a person uses nicotine as a crutch. Need to think over things? Have a smoke. Chat with a friend? How about a cigarette. Sex with your partner? Light up afterwards. Thus, psychological dependence is mostly caused not by nicotine use but by creating an internal behavioral stereotype. To break this stereotype is the most difficult thing in giving up smoking. But behavioral nicotine addiction treatments make it possible.
According to behavioral nicotine addiction treatments first thing to start from is to decide for yourself to give up smoking. If you do it because someone asked to but you are not sure, you'd better not even try. No modern therapies can help you in this case. You are going to hold out for several months, after what an invisible hand will give you a cigarette again. However, if you understand yourself the harm of nicotine use and are full of determination to fight for your health, then your chances to win are about 100%.
Sudden giving up smoking is a characteristic feature of will-powered people. During this their condition is extremely heavy with every cell wanting its nicotine dose. Despite the fact that all these strong-willed people do heroically overcome those sufferings of abstinent syndrome that's most painful impact lasts about 5-6 days.
One of the advices of the behavioral nicotine addiction treatments is to keep carrying a packet of cigarettes not to feel pressure on yourself. Besides, it strengthens your confidence in your decision.
You may also treat your friends-smokers who have not got used to you as ex-smoker and who can as a habit ask you for a cigarette. This way you are going to avoid annoying questions and even insults in the earliest period of your freedom from nicotine addiction.
Another useful advice from behavioral nicotine addiction treatments is to keep yourself from smoking when you are offered a cigarette in company. The best way to respond is, "I just smoked". This decline plays an important role to your psychological adaptation as smoking is strongly related to cooperative activities.
As it was already mentioned above, the most important thing is that you do really want to get rid of nicotine use habit. You may discover high-risk relaps situation and experience them for 3-6 months. And here again two more pieces of advice: 1) don't give up smoking gradually, it is necessary to do it once and for all (in case you are not sure that you will power? it's better to put it off for a couple of days); 2) use nicotine chewing gum - it will make your life much easier in the period of getting out of the habit.
Psychotherapies and hypnoses are purposed to create an aversion to smoking. Here belong: group psychotherapy, auto-hypnosis, hypnosis itself and others. Now coding is also very popular. It blocks the activity of drug centre in cerebral cortex.
Indeed there are a lot of nicotine addiction treatments. Which one to choose? Actually, it is your firm decision and will power to give up smoking that really matter and the way to achieve your aim is of secondary importance.
Remember that you are not alone who tries to give up the bad habit of smoking at the moment, not first, not last. Every year millions of people all over the world give up smoking so that never ever try it again; and they succeed.