It can be challenging, but nowadays quitting smoking can be made easy…
Thinking about quitting smoking is just half the work. The hard part starts when you skip your first cigarette in the morning. If you are a nicotine addict, that can feel like the most difficult thing in the world. There is no denying the fact that quitting smoking is hard, and it needs extreme willpower to follow through. However, technological advancements are making it easier with every passing day.
Nicotine patches and gums used to be one of the most common forms used to quit smoking. But more recently, there are many other practical solutions to quit tobacco. Here are some of the modern ways that can help you quit smoking within days.
Different studies have shown some very promising results when it comes to e-cigarettes. Research has shown that switching to e-cigs is the most practical and realistic alternative to smoking that works in most cases. Above all, different studies conducted in the USA shows that e-liquid has minimum health impacts when compared with other smoking alternatives like hookah, etc. The best part about e-liquids is that they come in a variety of flavours, and you can quit smoking easily one flavour at a time.
This centuries-old yet modern Chinese technique has many proven health benefits and, for many years, it has been used by people to help them quit smoking and other addictive behaviours. Acupuncture treatments use pressure points that have a direct correlation with certain parts of the body. The cranial nerves, accessed through the ears, stimulate the nervous system to suppress cravings which include the urge for cigarettes and, additionally, engage the relation response. Studies also show that acupuncture helps release endorphins, the feel-good hormones.
Find Acupuncturists in Essex via the Healthy Life Essex Complementary Therapists Directory.
Herbal cigarettes don’t contain additives and nicotine, but there are potential risks. Herbs are wonderful plants and many have fantastic medicinal properties. However, herbs can be extremely powerful and should be used with caution. For example, herbal cigarettes made of cloves sound fairly innocuous doesn’t it? But it is believed an excess of inhaled clove oil can raise the risk of pneumonia, bronchitis, and other types of lung infections.
If you would like to try herbal cigarettes, it’s worth checking with one of our Herbalists in Essex first.
Hypnotherapy can also be a very effective therapy for helping people once they are committed to quitting smoking. Smoking tobacco i.e. nicotine, is both a psychological habit and a physical addiction. To fully stop smoking, both the habit of lighting up that cigarette first thing of a morning, when you are having a drink, after dinner – and people have different ‘triggers’ that cause them to want to light up – and the actual nicotine craving need to be addressed. Hypnotherapy can help you address both these aspects.
A hypnotherapist will help you use the power of the subconscious mind to quit smoking.
Find a Hypnotherapist in Essex to help you quit smoking.
There is a lot of support available on the NHS for people who are thinking of quitting smoking. Wherever you live in the UK, there will be a local stop smkong service near you. You can ask your GP to refer you, or you can phone your local stop smoking service yourself and make an appointment with an advisor.
Quitting smoking is all about believing you can. It is not an easy thing to convince yourself that you are okay without smoking, but you can use certain tips to get through the process. Healthy distractions and eating habits, coupled with a genuine desire to lead a happier, healthier lifestyle, can help you a lot in this regard. For example, chewing your favourite nuts and dried fruit works amazingly. It is both wholesome and healthy at the same time.
If you are looking for a real detox after quitting, make sure to eat healthy foods such as raw vegetables as part of your routine. Not only will it keep you distracted, but it’ll also help you to avoid weight gains after quitting.
Lastly, it is crucial that you set realistic goals when it comes to smoking. Choose the alternative that is has proven benefits and is the most practical for you.