Are you one of the more than 70% of smokers who want to quit? Then try following this advice.
1. COMMITMENT & EFFORTS
Know that it will take commitment and effort to quit smoking. Nearly all smokers have some feelings of nicotine withdrawal when they try to quit. Nicotine is addictive.a Knowing this will help you deal with withdrawal symptoms that can occur, such as bad moods and really wanting to smoke.
There are many ways smokers quit, including using nicotine replacement products (gum and patches) or FDA-approved, non-nicotine cessation medications. Some people do not experience any withdrawal symptoms. For most people, symptoms only last a few days to a couple of weeks.a Take quitting one day at a time, even one minute at a time—whatever you need to succeed.
2. OCCASIONAL SMOKING IS HARMFUL
Don’t smoke any cigarettes. Each cigarette you smoke damages your lungs, your blood vessels, and cells throughout your body. Even occasional smoking is harmful.
3. KNOW WHY YOU WANT TO QUIT
Write down why you want to quit. Do you want to
• Be around for your loved ones?
• Have better health?
• Set a good example for your children?
• Protect your family from breathing other people’s smoke?
Really wanting to quit smoking is very important to how much success you will have in quitting.
4. CONCERNED – WEIGHT GAIN
Concerned about weight gain? It’s a common concern, but not everyone gains weight when they stop smoking. Learn ways to help you control your weight as you quit smoking.
6. TRY NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
When you stop smoking, nicotine withdrawal may make you feel frustrated, depressed, restless, or irritable. The craving for “just one drag” may be overwhelming. Nicotine-replacement therapy can help reduce these feelings. Studies suggest nicotine gum, lozenges, and patches can help double your chances of quitting successfully when used with an intensive behavioral program. But using these products while smoking is generally not recommended.
7. ASK ABOUT PRESCRIPTION
To ease nicotine withdrawal without using products that contain nicotine, ask your doctor about prescription medications. There are pills that help reduce cravings by affecting chemicals in the brain. They may also make smoking less satisfying if you do pick up a cigarette. Other drugs can help reduce troubling withdrawal symptoms, such as depression or inability to concentrate.
8. GOOD NEWS
Remember this good news! More than half of all adult smokers have quit, and you can, too. Millions of people have learned to face life without a cigarette. Quitting smoking is the single most important step you can take to protect your health and the health of your family.
9. EAT FRUITS AND VEGGIES
Don’t try to diet while giving up cigarettes — too much deprivation is bound to backfire. Instead, focus on eating more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. A Duke University study suggests these foods make cigarettes taste terrible. This gives you a leg up in fighting your cravings while providing disease-fighting nutrients.
10. DON’T DESPAIR IF YOU FAIL
Examine the reasons why you felt it was more difficult at that particular time. It will make you stronger next time. On average, people who eventually stop smoking have made three or four previous attempts.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR SMOKING
These homeopathic remedies may potentially help someone stop smoking. I am going to go into some detail about the remedies to help people fight the addiction of cigarrettes.
Tabacum is basically homeopathic tabacco. It helps with the cravings of tobacco since it is diluted with this same substance.
Caladium is a homeopathic ingredient that favorably influences and modifies the craving for tobacco. It also influences and counters the symptoms of respiratory disturbances associated with smoking.
Nux vomica helps smokers from becoming too irritable when trying to quit smoking. This remedy also helps with throat issues associated with smoking.
Avena Sativa helps maintain vitality, endurance and stamina. Smokers lack these traits due to the tabacco affecting their lungs and health. This remedy helps to restore these to a certain extent.
Daphne helps with insomnia associated with trying to quit smoking. It also helps with the tabacco cravings.
Plantago helps lessen the tabacco addiction. This remedy makes your body feel disgusted with smoking the cigarette.
Staphysagria basically helps with smoker’s emotional problems. Smokers may experience depression, violent outbursts, irritability, and suppressed emotions. These type of emotions are common for people with addiction. This homeopathic remedy helps lessen these emotions.
See a HOMEO CARE CLINIC to see which remedies you may need.