Herbal & homeopathic remedies for Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)

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Learn about arguably the most effective HERBAL + HOMEOPATHIC (Dual-Modality Approach) Remedies - including Chromium Picolinate & Gotu Cola - which help you quit your habit permanently by keeping balanced mood & well-being, and soothing common nervous tension while quitting cigarettes.

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

Natural Herbal & homeopathic products for Smoking Cessation (Nicotine Addiction)

General description & overview of Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing a lot many diseases and affecting the overall health of smokers. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.

Some facts first

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States as well as all over the world. Between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 12 million premature deaths, including 4.1 million deaths from cancer (about one-third of all cancer deaths), 5.5 million deaths from cardiovascular diseases, 2.1 million deaths from respiratory diseases, and 94,000 infant deaths related to mothers smoking during pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking results in more than 400,000 premature deaths each year—about 1 in every 5 U.S. deaths. Another 25 million U.S. smokers alive today will most likely die of a smoking-related illness.

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In 2006, 29.6 percent of the U.S. population 12 and older—72.9 million people—used a tobacco product at least once in the month prior to being interviewed. This figure includes 3.3 million young people aged 12 to 17 (12.9 percent of this age group). In addition, 61.6 million Americans (25 percent of the population) were current cigarette smokers; 13.7 million smoked cigars; 8.2 million used smokeless tobacco; and 2.3 million smoked tobacco in pipes.

Due to the unpleasantness of the withdrawal symptoms, many people who try to quit smoking end up replacing the cigarettes with some other type of addiction. Luckily, there are a number of herbal & homeopathic(includig bio-chemic tissue salts) ingredients which will help to address the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Continue reading to learn more...

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Symptoms of Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)
  • Smoking increasingly more than usual

  • Urgent need to smoke despite efforts to decrease intake

  • Tolerance to nicotine decreases, thus causing the smoker to increase nicotine intake to derive the same effect

  • Withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit

  • Personal and professional life is affected due to extensive time spent smoking, e.g. your partner may be tired of you always going outside for a cigarette or you get into trouble at work because you are always out of the office for a ‘smoke break’

  • Excessive amount of time spent on the obsession in general with the acquisition, purchase and use of cigarettes and tobacco

  • Continuing to smoke even when you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that makes smoking even more dangerous, such as a heart attack or a stroke

     

    Natural remedies, medicines & cures for Smoking Cessation (Nicotine Addiction). Passive or secondary smoke also increases the risk for many diseases. There are approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths and 46,000 deaths from coronary heart disease per year among nonsmokers.

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Causes of Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)


Why & how do people get addicted to cigarette smoking?


The nicotine in cigarette smoke causes an addiction to smoking. Nicotine is an addictive drug just like heroin and cocaine:

  • When taken in small amounts, nicotine creates pleasant feelings that make the smoker want to smoke more. It acts on the chemistry of the brain and central nervous system, affecting the smoker's mood. Nicotine works very much like other addicting drugs, by flooding the brain's reward circuits with dopamine (a chemical messenger). Nicotine also gives you a little bit of adrenaline - not enough to notice, but enough to speed up your heart and raise your blood pressure.

  • Nicotine reaches the brain within seconds after taking a puff, but its effects start to wear off within a few minutes. This often leads the smoker to get another cigarette. If the smoker doesn't smoke again soon, withdrawal symptoms kick in and get worse over time.

  • A typical smoker will take 10 puffs on a cigarette over a period of 5 minutes that the cigarette is lit. Thus, a person who smokes about 1 1/2 packs (30 cigarettes) daily gets 300 “hits” of nicotine each day.

  • Smokers usually become dependent on nicotine and suffer physical and emotional (psychological) withdrawal symptoms when they stop smoking. These symptoms include irritability, nervousness, headaches, and trouble sleeping. The true marker for addiction, though, is that people still smoke even though they know smoking is bad for them - affecting their lives, their health, and their families in unhealthy ways. Most people who smoke want to quit.

In large doses, nicotine is a poison and can kill by stopping a person's breathing muscles. Smokers usually take in small amounts that the body can quickly break down and get rid of. The first dose of nicotine makes a person to feel awake and alert, while later doses produce a calm, relaxed feeling.

Nicotine can make new smokers, and regular smokers who get too much of it, feel dizzy or sick to their stomachs. The resting heart rate for young smokers increases 2 to 3 beats per minute. Nicotine also lowers skin temperature and reduces blood flow in the legs and feet. It may play a role in increasing smokers' risk of heart disease and stroke.


Alternative medicines, remedies & cures for Smoking Cessation (Nicotine Addiction). Cigarette smoke is a complex mixture of chemicals produced by the burning of tobacco and its additives. The smoke contains tar, which is made up of more than 4,000 chemicals, including over 60 known to cause cancer. Some of these substances cause heart and lung diseases, and all of them can be deadly. Some of the chemicals found in cigarette smoke include cyanide, benzene, formaldehyde, methanol (wood alcohol), acetylene (the fuel used in welding torches), ammonia, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide.


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Herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)


Due to the unpleasantness of the withdrawal symptoms, many people who try to quit smoking end up replacing the cigarettes with some other type of addiction. This may be an addiction to prescription medication such as Zyban and Champix which are variations of antidepressant drugs, sleeping tablets or tranquilizers, nicotine patches, gum, microtabs, lozenges, inhaler, nasal spray, inhalatorsor, or an addiction to food. While you will definitely experience the health benefits of giving up nicotine, no one wants to replace one addiction with another!

A healthy diet, adequate exercise as well as natural and holistic treatments such as acupuncture, massage and herbal and homeopathic remedies can also help the smoker overcome nicotine addiction. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are a safe and effective means to reduce nicotine cravings (without giving you more nicotine) and will also help to prevent weight gain and alleviate anxiety and irritability. Basically, natural and holistic treatments not only lessen the urge to smoke, but also help you to restore balance in your body.

There are a number of herbal ingredients such as Avena sativa, Garcinia cambogia & Gotu Cola which will help to address the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. They reduce nicotine cravings and balance the mood.

Herbal & homeopathic cures for Smoking Cessation (Nicotine Addiction). Smoking also damages the arteries. Because of this, many vascular surgeons refuse to operate on patients with peripheral artery disease (poor blood circulation in the arms and legs) unless they stop smoking. And male smokers have a higher risk of sexual impotence (erectile dysfunction) the longer they smoke.

They are very popularly used in herbal formulas:

- To support balanced mood
- To maintain emotional equilibrium and well-being
- As an excellent nerve tonic
- To support balanced appetite and healthy metabolism
- To maintain healthy brain functioning, including memory and concentration

Similarly, St John's Wort, Scuttelaria laterifolia & Chromium Picolinate are used in conjunction as they:

- Support the nervous system in preparation for quitting
- Maintain serotonin levels in healthy balance
- Support healthy blood sugar levels
- Promote the healthy functioning of the immune system

Then we have homeopathic bio-chemic tissue salts like Natrium Phosphate, Kalium Phosphate & Natrium Muriaticum which are used together to:

- Support the nervous system while quitting smoking, reduce irritability and restlessness while you stop smoking naturally
- Ensure systemic balance of bio-chemic tissue salts in the body
- Optimize health at the cellular level
- Soothe the nerves while you stop smoking
- Help with the symptoms of common nervous tension

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An all-in-one herbal & homeopathic remedies program that supports balanced mood and well-being and soothes common nervous tension while quitting cigarettes

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Helpful dietary recommendations in Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)

As cigarette smokers face a greatly increased risk of heart and respiratory disease, of the cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, stomach, pancreas, bladder and rectum as well as a form of leukaemia, the best advice is obviously to give up smoking completely. Still, for those who do continue smoking, a change in diet will help to nullify some of its harmful effects.

Poor nutrition combined with high consumption of saturated fats, salt and alcohol, all increase a smoker’s risks of developing a serious disease; although, cutting down on them and following a tight nutritional regime, will also only limit the damage.

Some of the vitamins needed are:

  • Vitamin C – This powerful antioxidant is consumed in fighting out the free radicals in smoke and to prevent the formation of nitrosamines – cancer forming agents made from nitrogen compounds in food. Research suggests that smokers have at least 30% less vitamin C in their blood than non-smokers. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good sources of this vital vitamin. These fresh fruits and vegetables including grapes, citrus fruits, peppers, tomatoes and broccoli additionally contain a lot of bioflavonoids, which also have excellent anti-oxidant properties that help in further neutralizing the free radicals.

  • Vitamin E – The above argument stands true for vitamin E as well. It is also a potent anti-oxidant. Vitamin E is mainly found in avocados, wheatgerm, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils.

  • Beta carotene – Beta carotene is also found in low quantities in smokers, and smokers with extremely low levels run an increased risk of lung cancer. Beta carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, is found in dark green or orange vegetables such as spinach and carrots, and in orange fruits, including apricots and mangoes.

  • B vitamins – Smoking is supposed to deplete the body of B vitamins due to increased load it puts on the liver’s function of filtering toxins out of the blood. Vitamin B12 is used for the detoxification of cyanide which is present in cigarette smoke. These B vitamins can be found in whole grains, lean meat, fish and offal.

Diet for a non-smoker

Many smokers feel that they will put on a lot of weight once they give up smoking. It is not entirely untrue. Nicotine suppresses the appetite and even dulls your taste buds. It also increases your metabolic rate; hence you may end up gaining some weight if you are not careful.

You should try to reduce your intake of fatty foods when you first give up smoking and instead go for starchy foods such as potatoes and pasta. If you crave for sugar, reach out for fresh fruits than sugary foods.

Additionally, the cravings associated with the withdrawal of nicotine might be reduced if the rate of excretion of nicotine through the kidneys is reduced. This is possible if your urine becomes more alkaline. Hence, increase the intake of alkaline foods and decrease the intake of acidic foods.

Therefore, when you make up your mind to give up smoking, for the first few days, reduce all sources of protein in your diet (like meat, most cereals, fish, eggs) and increase the intake of potassium and magnesium rich foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. Milk products can be taken as though they provide you with protein also, they have an equally high calcium content in them and calcium is alkaline in nature.

Herbal supplements & cures for Smoking Cessation (Nicotine Addiction). Many smokers, when they give up smoking, increase their intake of snacks like cold drinks and snacks, just to keep their hands and mouth busy, which were otherwise kept busy by cigarettes all day. Well, chew a sugar-free gum to keep your mouth busy and for your hands…..you only can find out the best use of them!!


Some most effective home-made remedies for smoking:

  • Lemon – Whenever you have the urge of smoking a cigarette, suck a lemon. Just put a few drops of lemon on the tongue to create a sour taste in the mouth. Additional advantage is that you may use it as many times as required. It is rich in vitamin C also!

  • Aniseed – Another wonderful home remedy is aniseed. Fry aniseed in clarified butter and store in a bottle. Chew half a teaspoon whenever a strong urge to smoke comes up. It shall help you in killing the urge.

  • Caraway seeds – Mixing aniseed with caraway gives even better results. For this, take 50g each of caraway seeds and aniseed, and mix black salt to taste, soak in lemon juice and stir well with a spoon. Let them dry in the shade. Then roast on a hot plate and store it in a bottle. Chew ½ a teaspoon whenever required. It shall also take care of any flatulence, decrease in appetite and firm the digestive process.

Dos & don'ts (precautionary measures) in Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)

Is there a safe way to smoke cigarettes?

No. A strict, plain no. All cigarettes cause damage to the human body. Hence, any smoking is dangerous. Cigarettes are the only legal product whose advertised and intended use - smoking - is known to harm the body and cause cancer.

Research has confirmed that even smoking as few as 1 to 4 cigarettes a day can lead to serious health outcomes, including an increased risk of heart disease and a greater chance of dying at a younger age.

Spit, oral, smokeless, chewing, and snuff tobacco, snus (sounds like "snoose") - a type of moist snuff first used in Sweden, smoking pipes or cigars, clove cigarettes (kreteks), bidis, hookahs, are all different forms of tobacco and are equally dangerous. Even if the health risks were smaller for some tobacco products as opposed to others, all tobacco products contain nicotine, which can lead to increased use and addiction. Do not think tobacco is safe in any amount or form.

Quit smoking now! It helps even the lifelong smoker.

It is never too late to quit using tobacco. The sooner smokers quit, the more they can reduce their chances of getting cancer and other diseases. Within minutes of smoking the last cigarette, the body begins to restore itself.

The time gone by after your last fag and the changes already taken place inside your body are as follows;

After 20 minutes of quitting - Heart rate and blood pressure drop.

After 12 hours of quitting - Carbon monoxide level in the blood drops to normal.

After 2 weeks to 3 months of quitting - The circulation improves and lung function increases.

After 1 to 9 months of quitting - Coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.

After 1 year of quitting - The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.

After 5 years of quitting - The stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker 5 to 15 years after quitting.

After 10 years of quitting - The lung cancer death rate is about half that of a person who is still smoking. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decreases.

After 15 years of quitting - The risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker's.


Homeopathic medicines & cures for Smoking Cessation (Nicotine Addiction). Say no when offered a cigarette, and the more often that you refuse, the more you will be testing your willpower and the easier it will become

Some benefits of quitting fag, which one notices straight away

Kicking the tobacco habit offers some rewards that you'll notice right away and some that will show up more slowly over time. These benefits can improve your day-to-day life a lot.

  • Food will taste better.

  • Your sense of smell returns to normal.

  • Your breath, hair, and clothes smell better.

  • Your teeth and fingernails stop yellowing.

  • Ordinary activities leave you less out of breath (for example, climbing a flight of stairs or doing light housework).

  • Quitting also helps stop the damaging effects of tobacco on how you look, including premature wrinkling of your skin and gum disease.

Nicotine replacement therapies

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) are medicines that help decrease or stop a smoker's withdrawal symptoms by giving controlled doses of nicotine without the other harmful chemicals of cigarette smoke. NRTs are sold as patches, gums, inhalers, nasal sprays, or lozenges. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved all of these products to help people quit smoking. Patches, gums, and lozenges are available over the counter, but you will need a prescription for inhalers and nasal sprays.

Behavioral Treatments

Behavioral treatments employ a variety of methods to assist smokers in quitting, ranging from self-help materials to individual counseling. These interventions teach individuals to recognize high-risk smoking situations, develop alternative coping strategies, manage stress, improve problem solving skills, as well as increase social support.

Some other useful tips to make your quest more successful:

  • Join a gym and start exercising at least three times a week

  • Spend more time with non-smokers and you will find yourself not wanting to smoke quite as much

  • Involve yourself in other activities such as painting, scrap booking, playing golf, building puzzles, swimming, or writing poetry.

  • During stressful situations when you really need to blow off steam, squeeze a stress ball, have a work-out at the gym, go running, listen to loud music or phone a friend who can offer support.

    Practicing good dietary regime & taking some precautions as discussed above, along with the mentioned herbal & homeopathic remedies can definitely provide you with the long awaited & deserved smoking-free life.

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Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in Smoking (Nicotine Addiction)

The Stop Smoking UltraPack

An all-in-one herbal & homeopathic remedies program that supports balanced mood and well-being and soothes common nervous tension while quitting cigarettes

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