Natural ways to quit smoking

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Many people feel uncomfortable using harsh chemical treatments that are nicotine-based, such as nicotine gum, the transdermal patch, nicotine nasal spray and an inhaler. These products fall under the title of Nicotine Replacement Treatments and can be just substituting one nicotine addiction for another.

The best solution is to quit smoking and all nicotine-related products altogether. There are natural ways to quit smoking available to you. Here are some you can research and try for yourself.

Herbal Remedies

Cayenne Pepper: cayenne pepper is an excellent remedy to help quell the cravings for a cigarette. It desensitizes the respiratory system to tobacco and chemical irritants thereby thwarting the cravings for a ciggy.

Lobelia: This herb has been promoted to help people fight the effects of nicotine withdrawal and is found in many anti-smoking products. Having the shakes from nicotine withdrawals is no fun at all.

Ginger: Ginger is a wonderful herb for digestive problems. This is important because quitting smokers sometimes experience stomach problems such as indigestion, cramps and constipation. The main benefit of ginger for smokers however is its anti-emetic properties. This means it relieves the nausea some smokers feel as a withdrawal symptom.

St. John’s wort: One of the best known herbs for promoting a positive mental attitude, something people often need help with during the early phases of becoming a non-smoker. Staying positive is one of the best tools you can have in your tool bag while you are going through this transition from being a smoker to a non-smoker. Knowing that nothing happens overnight, keeping a good positive frame of mind is a good place to be in.

Korean ginseng: Is one of the most popular herbs in the world for stimulating energy and helping the body to deal with stress. This property enables ginseng to help alleviate the fatigue and anxiety related to quitting smoking. Ginseng is known to help reestablish balance in the body’s systems, which can be helpful to smokers as their bodies adjust to the absence of nicotine.

Peppermint: Peppermint has a relaxing effect on the muscles of the digestive system, combats flatulence, and stimulates the flow of bile and other digestive juices. The volatile oil in peppermint acts as a mild anesthetic to the stomach wall, which helps alleviate feelings of nausea. Where headaches are associated with digestion, peppermint may help. Peppermint also eases anxiety and tension.

*Lobelia and St. John’s Wort can interact with each other and also the rest of the remedies here.
Do NOT use them at the same time!

Chinese Acupuncture

Acupuncture is another natural quit smoking remedy. An acupuncture program targets specific points on the body to enhance relaxation and healing. The benefit on using acupuncture to quit smoking is that the acupuncture program is tailored specifically to your needs.

As you see, there are many natural ways to quit smoking. In the end, make a plan for yourself and prepare to beat your nicotine addiction. Don’t forget to include friends and family for support.

16 Comments on Natural ways to quit smoking

  1. There’s only one effective way to quit smoking: just quit. Then tell yourself you’re a non-smoker and act as if it’s true. If someone offers you a cigarette tell them, “I don’t smoke.” If you want to be a non-smoker then you have to do everything that non-smokers do. You don’t see non-smokers sucking on inhalers or snorting spray or any other product. Why? Because they’re non-smokers. It’s so retarded a moron could figure it out.

  2. It’s hard to quit cold turkey, just like any other drug, especially if someone has been a heavy smoker, and can cause pretty bad withdrawal symptoms, from elevated blood pressure to anxiety, just to name a few. Slowly reducing is much safer and easier, so it ca be more successful.

  3. 1. Find a way that might work for you
    2. Discuss quitting with anyone else living with you that needs to quit.
    3. Research your chosen method of quitting.
    4. Get any supplies you may need to help you quit.
    5. Use up existing tobacco products.
    6. Quit when YOU are ready.

    My hubby and I quit the 1st time and are nicotine free for 3.5 years.
    We were both very heavy smokers for more than 35 years.

  4. Also, a regimen of two tsps. baking soda, dissolved in one cup warm water, and throw tblsp. organic unsulphured molasses in there. Drink for a week and will help take nicotine out of system…

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