From stress relief to a habitual act after dinner each night, smoking cigarettes is a popular task that most people struggle to quit. From possible cancer to severe tooth discoloration and bad breath, the reasons to quit smoking are easy to see. If you are one of the 42.1 million adults who smoke cigarettes, finding the best technique to quit is smart. Unfortunately, quitting "cold turkey" is not an option for everyone due to the uncomfortable side effects. Thankfully, using these out-of-the-pack solutions, you can permanently quit the habit.
Treat your Addiction with Drugs
While surprising to hear, smoking and chewing tobacco is considered a type of addiction. In many cases, you will try to replace this addiction with a new one to cope. However, certain coping mechanisms are even more problematic than smoking cigarettes, so discussing your options with your doctor is smart.
Many physicians are now prescribing medications that help smokers succeed in their attempt to quit. Certain antidepressants will lessen the cravings and withdrawal symptoms while attempting to quit. In addition, medications are now available that make the taste, smell, and feel of tobacco less appealing.
It is important to note that these medications are available by prescription only because they can cause other side effects.
Although medications are effective for many patients, holistic treatments are also available. Non-invasive and natural, these treatments offer physical and emotional help for your smoking addiction.
Here are a few holistic options to consider:
If All Else Fails, Smoke!
If prescription medications and holistic help is not working for you, it may be time to smoke. However, do not reach for your traditional pack of cigarettes.
While millions of people try and fail to stop smoking each day, 60 percent more people are successful in their attempt to permanently quit when using electronic cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes look similar to a traditional cigarette, but they contain a battery, heating element, and flavor cartridge inside. The electronic system eases cravings due to the various flavor cartridges and allows users to complete their habitual tasks. However, after inhaling, you exhale a non-toxic vapor.
The e-cig system offers a method to smoke without actual smoke or nicotine. You can complete the act of smoking and receive the pleasant feeling from the flavorful vapor, but you will not be inhaling toxic chemicals into your lungs.
Quitting smoking is obviously a great way to live a healthier life, but it can be challenging for many people. These out-of-the-pack ways to break the habit can help.Share
8 April 2015
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