Quit Smoking Remedies

by Sam Malone

Smoking is known to kill thousands of people around the world. It is said to be the main cause of many chronic diseases such as Mouth, lung and stomach cancer, asthma and bronchitis, tuberculosis, heart problems, much more. Every cigarette contains nicotine which is extremely addictive. It stimulates different parts of the brain and is also known to simulate a feeling of pleasure in the central nervous system. Nicotine also causes increase in adrenaline production which accelerates heart rate and increases blood pressure. Beside all of this, nicotine also affects the level of some hormones and the body's temperature.

It is all of these sudden changes that occur in that body that smokers refer to as pleasure. These changes are the primary reason why one would find it difficult to quit smoking. The fact the nicotine is a chemical easy to tolerate, is easily available and completely legal makes it probably the most difficult drug in the world. Smoking is by some considered more addictive than cocaine.

Nicotine creates addiction very quickly. Once hooked onto smoking, if a smoker quits, he or she would necessarily experience withdrawal symptoms such as anger, anxiety, frustration, headaches, excess appetite, high blood pressure and a constant craving to smoke. Most smokers acquire the habit from their peers and even from imitate people on a social scale. Some people even smoke in order to be part of a social group. They call it social smoking. What is even scarier is the fact that smoking not only affects you, but also those who are around you. This is because second hand smoke is equally dangerous to passive smokers.

Here are a few methods to quit smoking:

  • Eat high alkaline foods.
  • Eat grape seed extract. This repairs lung damage and helps quit.
  • Drink grape juice.
  • Mix grated radish with about 2 teaspoons of honey. Blend it and drink up.
  • Chew licorice sticks. It is a tried and tested substitute for a cigarette.
  • Drink orange juice twice a day.
  • Dissolve 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a glass of water. Drink with every meal. This will suppress the urge of a post-meal cigarette.
  • Increase intake of Vitamin C, E and A.
  • Consume Oats. They suppress the urge for smoking and substitute nicotine.
  • Switch to nicotine patches or Nicotine gum for a short span of time. These contain nicotine but are less harmful than cigarettes. Try this for a few weeks and then try to quit completely.
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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