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15 Natural Ways To Help You Quit Smoking
It’s hard to believe that there was a time in history, not too long ago, when smoking was actually considered “healthy.” It didn’t become especially stigmatized until the 1960s when the United States Surgeon General suggested a link between smoking and cancer, which ultimately lead to bans on advertising and the requirement of warning labels.
The World Health Organization (WHO) today reports that approximately six million lives are taken by tobacco each year, with 600,000 deaths from secondhand exposure. Despite the knowledge that we have acquired over the last several decades, smoking continues to remain a large part of our society.
Why Cold Turkey Is Effective
If you are ready to finally take the leap and kick the habit for good, experts recommend that you do it all at once, “cold-turkey,” rather than gradually weaning off of cigarettes. The reasoning is that it’s better to go through a tough few days rather than drag it on for weeks or months. The first three days are typically the hardest and by the end of the fifth day, the desire for a cigarette has waned significantly. If you can make it to day 10 you have hurdled the biggest goal and are on your way to a smoke-free life. By this point, your risk for a heart attack has already begun to drop and your lung function is already beginning to improve. Not to mention all that extra cash in your pocket!
A Natural Approach
Rather than spending money on expensive medications and patches, some of the most effective methods to help you quit smoking can be found right in your own home. While there is no magic bullet, there are some natural and safe tips to help you conquer your journey of addiction and reclaim your body.
15 Natural Ways To Quit Smoking
1. Water: Water has the amazing ability to help the body heal itself. Nicotine is an extremely addictive toxin that permeates throughout your tissues, making it difficult to get out of your body. Drinking ample amounts of water throughout the day helps to detoxify your body. The more you drink, the more nicotine will be excreted from your body. Drink a glass of warm water with lemon when you wake up, and then another two glasses between each meal.