How to Quit Smoking Naturally!

by on January 18th, 2010 at 7:00 am

With all the stress in our everyday lives, it’s no wonder that quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do. In the United States, an estimated 24.8 million men and 21.1 million women smoke, and 400,000 Americans die each year from smoking. With statistics like these, why would someone want to continue smoking?

According to the American Council on Science and Health (ACSA), most people smoke because of a belief that it helps them with their daily routine. Studies have shown that nicotine may make some individuals’ physical reactions speed up, thereby showing the user that they can work “better” with a cigarette.

However, this real or perceived benefit should not be accepted without acknowledging the dangers of smoking. Nicotine is highly addictive and it causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS, illegal drugs, car crashes, fires, murders, and suicides combined. Studies have also shown that 4 out of 5 people actually want to stop smoking, but have never achieved their goal.

When a smoker is trying to quit, he or she is likely to become psychologically distressed because they feel as if they cannot function without a cigarette, often causing a relapse. Though it may be a tough task, smokers can quit; the only thing needed is a good strategy plan.

Quitting smoking naturally can be so daunting, here are some simple tips:

  • Stay away from other smokers
  • Be cognizant when you want to light up to avoid smoking out of habit
  • Develop coping strategies, such as breathing exercises or yoga classes
  • Replace cigarettes with chamomile tea to help with anxious feelings
  • Give yourself a present each time you hit a “mile marker” without smoking
  • Try meditation classes; they will teach you how to relax and stop ‘mind chatter’
  • Make a list of reasons why you want to quit smoking and post them in your home
  • Carry hard candy or gum with you to help with cravings and dry mouth
  • Join a support group, or start one of your own, to encourage and help you

Smoking is an addiction, and addictions are hard to break. However, there are herbs that can help you, like Wild oats and Gotu Cola. These herbs can actually re-vitalize the brain and soothe the nervous system.

Remember, when at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. No matter how many times you fail, know that you are making a positive effort towards your goal. If the temptation gets overwhelming, go for a walk and start enjoying the benefits of not smoking instead!

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4 Responses to “How to Quit Smoking Naturally!”

  1. FRAN

    May 22nd, 2010

    i AM TRYING TO QUIT SMOKING BEFORE MY HEALTH GETS ANY WORST. i MAY HAVE COPD. I AM GOING TO TRY TO QUIT COLD TURKEY, I HAVE TRIED ALMOST EVERY OTHER WAY. I AM VERY LOW INCOME I WOULD BE VERY THANKFUL FOR ANY MORE HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME. PLEASE DONT GIVE MY E-MAIL ADDRESS TO ANYONE ELSE., OR TRY TO SELL ME ANYTHING. I REALLY CAN NOT AFFORD TO BUY ANYTHING ELSE.
    THANKYOU AND THANKYOU FOR YOUR HELP.
    FRAN

  2. P.Gough

    May 25th, 2010

    Hi Fran, I will definitely talk to our Director to if there’s any way we can help. Best wishes!

  3. jennifer

    Jan 6th, 2011

    Keep trying Fran! I have been smoke free for 8 months and it is the BEST thing I have ever done for me and my family! It wasn’t easy but it was oh so worth it!

    Bless you & Native Remedies!

    Jenn

  4. Melissa

    Jan 6th, 2011

    Hi Fran… I am trying to stop smoking as well. In the middle of reading Allan Carr’s The Easy Way to Stop Smoking book. I’m only on chapter 6 (started the book last night) but I can already see a difference in my thinking. I bought the book from Amazon for less than $10. It’s worth a try for you too. Says the book has a 90% success rate. No drugs, no nicotine. You may even be able to find it at the local library. I believe there’s a website associated with it as well. I’m ready to be free from the nicotine!

    Good luck to you!

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