Top 10 Ways to Quit Smoking

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6. Nicotine replacement therapy

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It is one of the ways to help your body overcome those powerful cravings that your brain so persistently sending out. NRT is one of the ways to obtain nicotine from other then smoking form. It comes in patches, inhaler or lozenge. The variety helps to alternate from one to the other in order to help a smoker overcome the withdrawing symptoms.

 

7. Bupropion

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It is a powerful atypical antidepressant also known as Zyban or nicotine antagonist, which helps smoker to reduce nicotine cravings as well as stabilize the mood.  In 2007 research have shown that Bupropion serves as a powerful smoking cessation aid.

 

8. Naturopathic medicine

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There is 5 known traditional remedies to help quit smoking. The first one, acupuncture, a hair -thin needles inserted into the strategical points to enhance one’s ability to overcome the addiction and stimulate acupuncture points. Second, an herb called Lobelia helps to fight Nicotine withdrawal and found in many anti-smoking products. The third herb called St. Johns wort, although primary used for depression often prescribed to help stabilize the mood of a person trying to quit smoking. The fourth- the root called Ginseng, helps to prevent the nicotine-induced release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. As a part of the addiction process dopamine sends “pleasure” signals after smoking. The fifth- Valerian, is another powerful antidepressant, which not only fights the withdrawal symptoms, but rather works as a mood stabilizer. Combined together those 5 naturopathic elements create a positive reinforcement in one’s attempts to live a healthier lifestyle.

 

9. Hypnotherapy

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Although the effectiveness of this method is still being research, some pilot studies have suggested that combined with medical  and behavioral therapy it helps patient to relieve the stress caused by nicotine withdrawal. Hypnotherapy sessions can be performed in therapist’s office or at home with audio or video CD.

 

10. Don’t quit when quitting

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Many people consider a failure and feel discouraged, when facing a relapse, on a contrary, sometimes it takes several attempts to finally get rid of the habit. The main focus should be on getting through one day at a time smoke and nicotine free.

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