Steps to Quit Smoking

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What is Smoking:

People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their family members or friends smoke. Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco or cannabis, is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled.

 

 

Smoking is an unhealthy behavior that can become an addiction. Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems.

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Symptoms of Smoking:

Some common symptoms of smoking include:

• Low level of Oxygen in blood.
• Smokey stink in clothes and hair.
• Nicotine stained fingers and teeth.
• Low tolerance for exercise or any other energetic activity.
• Smoker’s permanent cough.
• Cold hands and feet.
• Fatigue.
• Hypertension.
• Rapid heart attacks.
• Dyspnea.
• Anosmia.

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Health Effects of Smoking:

* Tobacco smoke contributes to a number of cancers.

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

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

* Smoking causes around one in five deaths from heart disease.

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

* Carbon monoxide robs your muscles, brain and body tissue of oxygen, making your whole body and especially your heart work harder.

* One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.

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Smoking Remedies:

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

4. Just like ginger, Lobelia helps to fight nausea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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