A Little Known Fact When Quitting Smoking And How To Stay Quit

Have you ever gotten yourself in a situation where you have quitted smoking for perhaps 1, 2 or 3 weeks, sometimes even months or years only to find yourself crawling back to square one as it if it was a snake and ladder board game? You find yourself picking up the cigarette and lighting it away again? I have to admit. I did. That is because I was lacking of something, of which I had to learn the hard way. And maybe this is perhaps why I am sharing my experience with you so you could avoid this mistake in the future. I’m sure you would know that most of time, smokers use the excuse of “releasing stress” to smoke. For some reason, this “release stress” has become a reality which in fact is not. The only reason you feel relaxed are due to the soothing of the nicotine addiction. The fact is… you do not need cigarettes in your life! The problem: Many have associated cigarettes can actually release stress that it became the truth. So after awhile, when a person which is going through the process on quitting smoking is incapable of handling stress, guess what he turns to? Cigarettes! The solution for this is, not only must you quit smoking, you must also: Find The Alternatives For Relaxation And To Release Stress! When you…

How to Support Your Health When You Quit Smoking

How to Support Your Health When You Quit Smoking

When you quit smoking, your body undergoes quite a change. You have to detoxify, and various body tissues need to heal. It’s a good idea to support your health as you go through the transition. In fact, good nutrition and healthy habits may make quitting easier. Here are some ideas and tips. Try to give your body lots of rest during this time. Without the “rush” of nicotine from cigarettes, you may feel washed out, nauseated, or otherwise generally yucky. Resting helps your body to build new tissue and heal. Resting does not mean you don’t move around; just try to take a break from all the running around and stress for a while. Exercise is said to help the body detoxify by increasing circulation and other ways. Few would argue that exercise is a boost to your health, whether you smoke or not. Incorporating regular exercise may help you quit if you use it as a distraction tool – maybe you could take a brisk walk or bike ride when you feel a craving for nicotine. Just don’t walk or bike to the store to buy more cigarettes! Your body will need lots of nutrients to support it during this transition. Vitamin C is said to be very important for soon-to-be-ex-smokers, and it is an important antioxidant vitamin. Magnesium is important for muscle relaxation and nerve…

Smoker Support - How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Who Want to Quit

Smoker Support: How to Support Friends and Loved Ones Who Want to Quit

Do you know someone who is trying to quit smoking, or is thinking about it? Whether it’s your friend or a family member, you may not be sure what to do to help them, or you may be unsure if you can help at all. There are some things that you can do to help the smoker in your life overcome nicotine addiction, and it starts by knowing what to expect. What to Expect When a person undertakes the cessation of smoking, he or she may experience a horrible set of withdrawal symptoms. The smoker may say mean or hurtful things, be impatient, angry, or generally be unpleasant to be around. It’s important that you do not take these things personally. Remember, it’s the addiction to nicotine that is talking, and when the smoker gets through the early stages, he or she will very likely apologize. In the beginning, expect very little from the person who is quitting. That person will need all of his or her energy to deal with the stress of quitting, and you are unlikely to get the same level of performance from your loved one during this time. The withdrawal process may involve insomnia, headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant physical symptoms. It’s hard for anyone to function when their bodies are undergoing this kind of detoxification, so be understanding when your loved…

Electronic Cigarettes - How Do They Work?

Electronic Cigarettes – How Do They Work?

It seems like everything is electronic these days – even cigarettes! The electronic cigarette is said to have been invented by a Chinese chemist, and is gaining popularity in various parts of the world today. What exactly is an electronic cigarette, and how does it work? Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery operated. The small button batteries fit inside the slender tube that is often made to look like a cigarette from the outside. (Some other models may look like ballpoint pens, and there are electronic pipes and cigars as well.) Inside the mouthpiece or cartridge of the e-cigarette, there is a reservoir filled with a flavored liquid. This liquid may contain nicotine, but it may not. When the person inhales, it triggers a heating element inside the e-cigarette to “vaporize” some of the flavored liquid. On some models, the user pushes a button to activate the heat. This vaporized liquid is then inhaled through the mouth, and is said to taste very much like tobacco smoke. If the e-cigarette contains nicotine, it could be assumed that the effect would “feel” like a cigarette as well. E-cigarettes do not produce second-hand tobacco smoke – they produce no true smoke at all, because there is no combustion (burning). Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit? This is an area that it not without controversy. Some argue that e-cigarettes do indeed…

How to Determine Which Method for Quitting Smoking is Right for You

How to Determine Which Method for Quitting Smoking is Right for You

If you have told others that you want to quit smoking, you have probably been given lots of advice. Some of this advice may be fine, and some may be ineffective, and still other advice may be harmful. What works for one person may not work for another. If you need some help determining which quitting method is right for you, look carefully into the various quitting methods. Here is a brief overview to help you get started in your research. Cold Turkey We all know that smoker who says he or she went “cold turkey” and never had another cigarette. But honestly, that’s pretty rare, and you may not be cut out for that kind of systemic jolt. However, it is an actual method and bears mentioning. Whether or not you go cold turkey depends on a few factors, such as: NRT Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is an option for those who prefer gradual withdrawal. NRT involves alternative means of delivering nicotine into your system. Lozenges and chewing gum that contain nicotine can be purchased over the counter. Nicotine patches require a prescription, and go onto your skin like an adhesive bandage. Inhalers that contain nicotine-laden mist also require a prescription. Electronic cigarettes are not considered a form of NRT officially, but they do deliver a nicotine-containing mist via a plastic tube that looks like a…

How Acupuncture May Help You Quit Smoking

How Acupuncture May Help You Quit Smoking

Acupuncture May Help You Quit Smoking. That’s the thinking. Acupuncture is a facet of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). One of TCM’s core philosophies is the notion of energy flow within the body. It is believed that this energy flow can be blocked or thwarted, and through methods such as acupuncture, the energy is said to be released to flow freely. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles into your skin. The location of the needle insertion is key – acupuncturists apply the needles along “meridians,” paths along which energy is said to flow. Acupuncture May Help You Quit Smoking, so how does this help someone who wants to quit smoking? When someone undergoes acupuncture for reasons other than smoking cessation, it’s often to relieve a health problem such as chronic pain or discomfort, or to induce relaxation. For a smoker wanting to quit, acupuncture may relieve some of the physical discomforts of quitting, and help the nervous tension that accompanies some smokers’ quitting efforts. Here are some of the issues smokers may face when quitting, and how acupuncture may help relieve those issues. Digestion Some smokers experience nausea and digestive disturbances when they quit. Acupuncture can be used to relieve digestive discomforts – the practitioner chooses the correct meridian that corresponds with the digestive system, and inserts needles accordingly. If the acupuncture does what it is…

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