How to Quit Smoking

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What is Smoking:

Smoking is the inhalation of the smoke of burning tobacco encased in cigarettes, pipes, and cigars. Casual smoking is the act of smoking only occasionally, usually in a social situation or to relieve stress. A smoking habit is a physical addiction to tobacco products. Many health experts now regard habitual smoking as a psychological addiction, too, and one with serious health consequences.

 



 

Everyone knows that smoking is harmful and addictive, but few people realize just how risky and addictive it is. Chances are that about one in three smokers who do not stop will eventually die because of their smoking. Some will die in their 40s, others will die later. On average, they will die 10 to 15 years earlier than they would have died from other causes.

 

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Symptoms of Smoking:

Signs and symptoms of cigarette smoking are frequently obvious even to a casual observer. Besides the confirmatory evidence (a person actually smoking a cigarette in public view), nicotine-stained fingers and teeth, the characteristic smell of smoke impregnated clothing and household items.

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Effects of Smoking:

• Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke.

• Heart disease and strokes are also more common among smokers than non-smokers.

• Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of cancers.

• Smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering.

• Smoking causes fat deposits to narrow and block blood vessels which leads to heart attack.

• In younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking.

• In younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking.

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Quit Smoking Remedies:

* Drinking lots of water will assist to detoxify your body. Water is a powerful cleanser and using it at this critical period in your smoking cessation journey, will help fight off cravings and lessen the withdrawal symptoms. It will also flush nicotine out of your body system.

* Smoking breaks down vitamin C therefore it is very important to take 5,000-20,000 mg. of vitamin C a day.

* Oats reduce or eliminate tobacco cravings, also, they reduce number of cigarettes desired even in those people not trying to quit.

* Mix fresh grated radish with 2 teaspoon of honey and drink it as a juice.

* Just like ginger, Lobelia helps to fight nausea.

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* Vitamin E is a very important antioxidant needed to repair cell damage cause by smoke.

* Chewing something or holding anything in the smoker’s mouth almost always work in exchange for the habit created by the cigarette.

* Vitamin A helps repair the mucus membranes which are damaged by smoking.

* This helps addicts overcome nausea, one of the common symptoms of smoking withdrawal. Nausea is most experienced in the first day to few weeks of smoking cessation and relying on ginger to pull through is a wise decision.

* The acidity in these 2 juices helps to eliminate the nicotine in the body system.


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