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Tips For Quitting SMOKING

SMOKING is the most common weapon for a human that he chooses for him self & most of Doctors are self addicted to this.
So here is few tips for our future doctors & a request please quite SMOKING.


To quit smoking is one of the biggest challenges to human willpower. Like any other addiction, the quitting smoking will cause actual physical and mental counter reactions to the body.

There are a lot of methods that will help you quit smoking. These include nicotine patches, hypnosis and prescription medication etc. However little do we know that there every single day we can fight against this addiction without the use of and medication. Dr. Arun Kumar, Fitness Head, Snap Fitness India takes the initiative to provide 20 easy ways to quit smoking for men.

Make a plan
To successfully detach from smoking, you need to identify and address your smoking habits, the true nature of your dependency, and the techniques that work for you. Take the time to think of what kind of smoker you are, which moments of your life call for a cigarette, and why. This will help you to identify which tips, techniques or therapies may be most beneficial for you.

Exercise/workout to beat cravings
Physical activity can reduce nicotine cravings and ease some withdrawal symptoms. When you want to reach for a cigarette, put on your running shoes instead, or just run on the spot. Even mild exercise is helpful, such as walking the dog or weeding the garden. The extra calories you burn will also ward off weight gain as you stop smoking.

Bet with a friend
You can even place a bet with a friend and set a date to quit smoking by a particular deadline. Let the friend serve as your support system to take you through it.

Avoid alcohol and fizzy drinks
Alcohol is one of the most common triggers, so try to drink less when you first give up. Fizzy drinks, cola, tea and coffee all make cigarettes taste better. So when you're out, drink more water and juice. Some men find that simply changing their drink affects their need to reach for a cigarette.

Manage stress
One reason people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you give up, you'll need another way to cope with stress. Try getting regular massages, listening to relaxing music or learning yoga or tai chi. If possible, avoid stressful situations during the first few weeks after you stop smoking.

Baking soda cocktail
Baking soda increases the pH in urine, which will slow the elimination of the nicotine already existent in the body. This results in less craving for nicotine. Consume a half teaspoon of baking soda three times daily. Another way to use baking soda to break the habit of smoking is to take two tablespoons of it, mixing it with a glass of water, and drinking this mixture after every meal.

Fruits and vegetables
Milk, Celery, Carrot, Fruits and vegetables when taken before smoking, develops a bitter after taste compelling the smoker to extinguish the cigarette half way through because of the horrendous taste it leaves in the mouth.

Quit along with a friend
If friends or family members want to give up too, suggest to them that you give up together. Their encouragement and solidarity could make all the difference.

Eating foods rich in Vitamin C
For example orange, lemon, amla and guava in more quantity cuts down the urge to smoke. This is because cigarettes deprive you of vitamin C supply, leaving you with a deficiency which the nicotine fills.

Reward yourself
In addition to the tremendous health benefits, one of the perks of giving up cigarettes is all the money you will save. Reward yourself by spending part of it on something that's fun.

Pay a fine
Make a deal with a friend so that every time you smoke, you pay a fine for that. This will help you curb your smoking habit.

Chewing cinnamon
It's an easy home remedy to reduce your longings for nicotine.

Salty food
Salty food items like chips, papad, pickle etc. can be consumed whenever one feels an urge to smoke. You can also put some salt on the tip of the tongue, which will help you to kill your urge for smoking.

The fragrance of dried fruits helps lower cravings to smoke.

Make non-smoking friends
When friends, family, and co-workers smoke around you, it is doubly difficult to quit or avoid relapse. Your social circles need to know that you are changing your habits so talk about your decision to quit. Include yourself in a social circle consisting non- smokers who will help you curb your smoking habit.

Sugar free candy or chewing gums distract one from the urge to smoke by keeping your mouth busy.

Cut back on cigarettes gradually (if you cut back gradually, be sure to set a quit date on which you WILL quit)- Ways to cut back gradually include: plan how many cigarettes you will smoke each day until your quit date, making the number you smoke smaller each day; buy only one pack at a time; change brands so you don't enjoy smoking as much; give your cigarettes to someone else, so that you have to ask for them each time you want to smoke.

Have your teeth cleaned
Enjoy the way your teeth look and encourage yourself to keep them that way.

Visualise your way to becoming a non-smoker
Take time out to visualise yourself as a non-smoker. You can close your eyes and begin to imagine yourself as one. See yourself enjoying a walk or a jog in the morning. See yourself turning down a cigarette that someone offers you. See yourself throwing all your cigarettes away, and winning a gold medal for doing so. Develop your own creative visualisations.

Believe in yourself
Believe that you can quit. Think about some of the most difficult things you have done in your life and realize that you have the guts and determination to quit smoking. It's up to you.

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