- Why Are You Quitting?
- Prepare to Fight
- Supplement Your Cravings
If you’re considering quitting smoking cigarettes, you probably know every statistic in the book. Smoking harms almost every organ of the body, it raises your risk of cancer and increases the likelihood of heart disease. The list goes on and on. Instead of scaring you with more facts, check out these helpful tips on how to kick the habit.
Find Your Reason
First things first, you will never quit until you find a real reason. Attempting to stop smoking for something you don’t believe in will probably not work. Think about why you truly want to quit, whether it’s saving your kids from secondhand smoke or reducing your risk of cancer. Find your reason to quit and stick with it.
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Get Ready for Withdrawal
Before you quit, you must understand that you are physically and mentally addicted to nicotine. Quitting with any method will inevitably bring about withdrawal symptoms. During the first few days of quitting, your withdrawal symptoms could include, but are not limited to:
- Nausea, and more.
Supplement Nicotine Cravings
If withdrawal symptoms become too strong to ignore, you have a few options. You can give your body a little nicotine through patches or nicotine chewing gum. These supplements however are not always the best solution because they’re still nicotine. You will need to eventually start weaning off of them as well.
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Quiet Your Symptoms with Acupuncture
When fighting your way out of nicotine addiction, withdrawal symptoms can become very uncomfortable. Silence these cravings with acupuncture. Dr. Stolman at Stolman Acupuncture has been practicing acupuncture therapy for nicotine addiction for over 20 years and is always ready to help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 877-773-2022.