How I Quit Smoking is a post that has helped many friends finally put down the cigarettes. Smoking is very harmful to your health. In every cigarette, there are over 4000 chemicals, 400 toxins, and 43 cancer causing carcinogens.
Lighting a cigarette is very harmful to your health. The end result varies between lung cancer, emphysema, possible stroke or heart attack. Some people end up with breathing holes inserted in their throats because of throat cancer from the toxins.
Because the chemicals in cigarette smoke are so addictive, some people will relapse after quitting smoking. From all of my personal experience and research I have found that becoming a permanent non smoker is easier when you incorporate healthy habits into your life.
How can you prevent someone from ever smoking? One suggestion is to ask your local coroner’s office to inspect a black lung taken from a person that has died from lung disease. A healthy lung has undamaged cilia ( tiny hairs ) and is pink in color. A smoker’s lung is black and the cilia are damaged. Tar coats the tissues of the lung and blackens the tissue.
Smoking claims around 5.5 million lives each year. The effects of smoking make life miserable for people that are addicted to smoking. Emphysema and shortness of breath are very painful. Gasping for air makes life difficult. Many people that have quit smoking comment that the addiction is extremely difficult to overcome. How can someone quit smoking? All of us were born without a cigarette in our mouth. Here is the path I took in 1998 to overcome this deadly habit.
1. Ask for Help.
2. Drink Plenty of Water
3. Go for Walks.
4. Keep a Sugar Free Mint with You.
5. Peel a Piece of Fruit or Munch a Carrot or Apple.
6. Use a Quitting Smoking Support Group
7. Use the Smoker’s Quit Line
I pray every morning that God will remove the desire for nicotine, cigarettes and anything that is harmful to my body. I drink one half my ideal body weight of pure water in ounces each day. If you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of pure water.
I walk at least 30 minutes a day and up to an hour most days. The fresh air will help the process of removing the toxins from your body.
The process of peeling a banana, orange or other piece of fruit is the same hand to mouth action of smoking a cigarette. I also frequently called the American Cancer Society’s Smokers Quit Line to help me during my first few days of being a non smoker. The counselors helped me over those tough spots. Check for your state’s toll free quit line.
The number for help to quit smoking in Washington State is 800-QUIT NOW.
It only takes around 3-4 days for most of the toxins to leave your body if you follow the above steps of walking and drinking water. Your body will quickly begin to start the healing process. Your body, hair and clothes will start to smell better. You will have much more money to take care of yourself once you quit smoking. A pack of cigarettes now cost anywhere from $7-10 per pack. Multiply that by 30 days and you have up to $300 or more per month to take care of your health. You will feel much better.
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