To quit smoking is hard enough as it is. Probably the hardest thing you will ever do. Why make it harder by suffering through the side effects of nicotine withdrawal?
- upset stomach
- lack of concentration
WOW, that sounds like a lot of fun, huh?
It’s enough to make you not want to quit before you even stop smoking!
Don’t Do It Alone – Stop Smoking Aids Increase Your Chances of Success and Ease the Process
Millions of people die of smoking-induced lung cancer and heart problems every year. At the same time, millions try to get rid of the habit every year with varied degrees of success. When you are finally ready to quit, stop smoking with some help. A lot of this success or failure is owed to the type of stop-smoking aids chosen.
What Are The Choices You Have?
Since the dependency on nicotine is difficult to fight, you need to have all the support you can get; and in order to get the best support, you need to know what is available for you. Therefore, when you are ready to quit, stop smoking with one of the following…
1. Homeopathic Remedy – homeopathic medicine is incredibly effective and very safe. These tend to have zero side effects and are not overly expensive. Most homeopathic remedies are in the form of a spray or a small tablet that dissolves quickly in your mouth – both of these forms deliver the medicine very quickly by being absorbed under the tongue.
2. Nicotine Patch – this is one of the popular quit smoking aids because it is easy to use and quite effective in fighting off the habit. People love to use this method because it means that they do not have to worry about taking medication or withdrawal symptoms. Draw back? It can be quite expensive.
3. Nicotine Gum – this has the same ingredients as the nicotine patch but it is used differently. While the nicotine patch is pasted on the skin and left to work at its own pace, the nicotine gum is used as and when the craving for cigarette is felt. This works in two ways – (i) it reduces the dependency on the nicotine, and (ii) it replaces the cigarette smoking habit with that of chewing which some people find very helpful and calming.
4. Stop-smoking Tea – this is one of the popular natural quit smoking aids available in the market. Its popularity is owed to its fast action and lack of side effects. There are cases where the smoker could get rid of his/ her habit within a week with the stop-smoking tea. The tea has one hundred percent herbal ingredients and is comparatively low in cost.
5. Herbal Remedies – if you don’t like tea you can get an herbal remedy in a fast acting form such as oral liquid or dissolveable pills.
6. Nicotine-free cigarettes – this looks and even smells like the real cigarettes. However, they contain no nicotine. These quit smoking aids are best for the people who are highly addicted to the habit and have associated smoking with bowel movements and/ or sleep. This type of aid would need to be supplemented by medication that fights the ensuing withdrawal symptoms.
7. Counseling – this is one of the most critical quit smoking aids that most smokers ignore. In order to be successful you would need to know what you should expect when you quit or stop smoking. What are the withdrawal symptoms? How best to handle these? What are the medications available? How long does it take to get rid of the habit? What triggers me to smoke? What underlying issues make me want to smoke? These are only some of the questions that counseling would provide.