Expatriates may wish to quit smoking to avoid having to make a claim on international health insurance policies, but people undergoing this lifestyle change have been advised to not put too much pressure on themselves.
Life coach and motivational speaker at rasaru.com Rasheed Ogunlaru said that "you need to be your own best supporter" when abstaining from tobacco.
"Know yourself," he suggested, noting it is important to realise the benefits becoming a non-smoker will bring.
Furthermore, understanding the ways a person is typically motivated can assist them when quitting smoking, such as through setting up a support network, raising money for a charitable organisation or establishing a strong drive to give up, the life coach stated.
"You've really got to want to do it for you," Mr Ogunlaru noted.
It only takes 24 hours for lungs and blood pressure to show improvement and three months for circulation and breathing to have gotten noticeably better when a person gives up smoking.