India has a significant number of smokers. Smoking kills more than 900,000 people in India every year. But the country still has 106 million adult smokers, second only to China according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Tobacco consumption has been linked to cancer, lung disease, cerebrovascular disease, etc. It can hasten the onslaught and progression of Non-Communicable disease.
Though, trends released by the WHO (2018) show a decrease in smoking in India, introduction of smoking in newer forms such as hookah (sheesha) in urban areas which mainly attract the youth, are a cause for concern.
Workplace pressures and the desire to fit in the work culture are also some reasons that can contribute to increasing trends of smoking among urban women. A report released by Assocham Social Development Foundation on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018, stated that social and casual smoking is on the rise among young women aged 22-30 years, across 10 urban Indian cities.
So, the reasons for smoking can be multi-factorial. Smoking cessation requires a lot of motivation, resources and support. A Health and Wellness Coach can be a facilitator for you in this journey. Health and Wellness Coaching employs a holistic approach to the issue at hand which helps you to get to the core of the problem which can help you get on the right path of progress. A path that is unique for you, your goal and challenges.
Very often, the path to quitting smoking is long and tedious. The Health and Wellness Coach can help one stay on track, plan and execute strategies that can help him in any moments of weaknesses or relapses which helps the clients navigate through difficult situations(be it social, emotional or behavioral) so that he is working relentlessly towards his goal.
“One of the secrets to life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” – Jack Penn
This is what Health and Wellness Coaching aims for. It will help you to reach your smoking cessation goals, by helping you to stay true to your goal, gain skills, knowledge, resources and confidence to attain it, gather your stumbling blocks to create your stepping stones to success.