Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you – the days when the addictive habit seemed “cool” or alluring are long-gone now that most people are aware of the devastating effects that smoking can have on your body.
But quitting smoking can be difficult – after all, it is a legitimate addiction! While many people turn to pharmaceuticals to help them kick the habit, slapping on nicotine patches or chomping down on nicotine-flavored gum to help curb their cravings, there are natural alternatives.
Here are some researched methods to help you quit smoking naturally.
Why you Should Quit
It’s no secret that smoking is terrible for your lungs: the habit causes 80-90% of all lung cancers in the United States (1).
Smoking doesn’t just affect the lungs: it’s linked to developing cancer of the mouth and throat, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, voicebox (larynx), trachea, bronchus, kidney and renal pelvis, urinary bladder, and cervix, and causes acute myeloid leukemia. That’s because cigarettes and other tobacco products contain up to 7000 chemicals.
Cigarette smoke is particularly harmful to the central nervous system and cardiovascular system (2).
Other health effects include (3):
- Dull sense of smell and taste
- Poor vision
- Early menopause
- Poor dental health
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Persistent Cough
- Blood clotting
- Loss of appetite
- Erectile dysfunction
- Wrinkly skin
How to Quit Smoking Naturally
You’ll be free from your addiction in no time!