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8 Natural Ways to Kill Nicotine Cravings for Those Trying to Quit Smoking (Video)

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by N.Morgan

Smoking is a dangerous habit that can lead to very serious health issues. I struggled with smoking a few years ago and I finally kicked the habit, but only after a major health crisis made it necessary. The best advice I can give is don’t wait until you are facing a health issue, quit NOW.

If nothing else has convinced you to quit smoking until now, then maybe these facts will. Out of 1.1 billion smokers in the world, 50% are killed by tobacco. According to CDC reports 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and women are caused by smoking.

By smoking cigarettes, you inhale over 7,000 harmful ingredients. Carbon monoxide (which displaces oxygen on hemoglobin in the red blood cells, thus causing lack of oxygen in the blood), arsenic, butane, and little glass particles (which increase the delivery of nicotine).  

What’s Happening to Your Body if You Are a Smoker?

It doesn’t matter whether you are an active or a passive smoker, lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are among the most dangerous things which could happen to your body.

Heart diseases, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, bronchitis, high blood pressure, asthma, heart attacks are many more scary diseases that you should have in mind if you are hesitating whether you should quit smoking.

The higher the amount of nicotine level in your blood the higher the level of cortisol (known as the stress hormone) which in long term compromises your immune system.  Smoking also leads to:

  • osteoporosis
  • hormone imbalance
  • problems with the blood sugar
  • infertility
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • sleeping disorders or insomnia

What Happens When You Stop Smoking?

Nicotine is very addictive because when it enters our blood system, it produces feelings of happiness by releasing dopamine (the reward and pleasure hormone). After a few minutes of the withdrawal period, you’ll feel a strong urge to light up a cigarette. As far as you go into the withdrawal period the more irritable and nervous you’ll be.

There are some claims which have shown that heroin and cocaine addictions are not as strong as nicotine addiction. No matter the reason why you’ve taken up this nasty habit, there are many psychological reasons why quitting is so hard.

Of course, the most ideal situation would be if you could stop smoking just by the snap of the fingers. However, that’s not as easy as it sounds. But don’t lose hope, it can happen.

There are many ways to give up smoking for good. And as mentioned above, quitting is a process and will certainly take a lot of time for many people but in the end it will be worth it.

Here are 8 useful methods that will help you during the process of withdrawal.

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  1. Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a state of subconscious change in a person. A person who is under hypnosis will follow an outer source and connect smoking with some nasty stimuli like worsened health, dry mouth, bad breath, etc, and make them believe that the urge for a cigarette will disappear. According to some studies, hypnotherapy will speed up the process of giving up smoking but it won’t contribute to long term quitting.

  1. Acupuncture

There are many therapeutic effects of acupuncture which yet have to be researched, but acupuncture has been proven effective in giving up smoking. Since acupuncture is a method of using thin needles, placing the needles at points that affect the lungs, airways and mouth will diminish the wish for the tobacco taste thus reduce the craving for a cigarette. Weekly visits to your acupuncturist will show results after a month.

  1. Magnesium

Magnesium is helpful in decreasing nicotine addiction by opposing NMDA receptors which cause releasing dopamine. After taking in magnesium a person’s satisfaction from smoking will be lowered. Magnesium will be most fast absorbed if it’s used as a powder. You can use it by NaturalCalm or in Epsom salt bath.

  1. Lime

If you are out of a nicotine gum whenever you feel like smoking, slice a piece of lime, suck on it and then chew the skin. The results will be almost as good as chewing 2 or 4 mg of nicotine gum. Limes are also packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.

  1. Exercise

Regular exercise will help you fight the desire for a cigarette. Even five minutes of intensive exercise will be enough in the process of withdrawal.

  1. Olfactory training

In an experiment, conducted on smokers who were exposed to the smell of the smoke of cigarettes and the smell of rotting fish or eggs while they were in the non-REM stage of sleeping for a period of one week, it was shown that many smokers smoked less during the week.

  1. Nicotine patch

The nicotine patch is another long-lasting solution for those who want to give up smoking. For even better results combine the nicotine patch with bupropion and varenicline or other drugs which target nicotine addiction.

According to a study smokers who used a patch with 44-mg per patch had more short term positive effects but in a period of 4 weeks, they had more negative effects than those who used a 22-mg dose patch over the same period. Anyway it is best to determine the dose of the patch depending on the individual, how much and how often does the person smokes.

  1. Mindfulness

The self- will have been proven as the most effective method in giving up smoking. You must believe that you are stronger than any craving and be victorious at the end of the withdrawal period.

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4. Bier, I.D., Wilson, J., Studt, P., & Shakleton, M. (2002). Auricular acupuncture, education, and smoking cessation: A randomized, sham-controlled trial. American Journal of Public Health. 92(10):1642-1647.

5. Brewer, J.A., et al. (2011). Mindfulness training for smoking cessation: results from a randomized controlled trial. Drug Alcohol Dependency. 119(1-2):72-80.


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  • Slimey

    I kicked my cigarette smoking habit by three things. Pipe. cigar, and DOUGHNUTS!!

    As they say, smoke a cigarette, enjoy a cigar, savor a pipe and ENJOY A DOUGHNUT!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Black Humor

    Vitamin B3 , nicotinamide form, binds partially to same receptors as nicotin. Reduces ”cravings” 30%-50% depending on individual. Cheap and can be found on most pharmacies. Then again, who wants to grow old in middle of boring sober health nazies? :cool:

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