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The Journey to Stopping Smoking

The Journey to Stopping Smoking

WELL DONE! This is the first step to achieving your goal of quitting this nasty habit. There are many redeeming qualities about being a non-smoker and think of all the money you’re saving. Let Feelgood Health help you along this journey….

Perks of quitting smoking

  • Don’t have to worry how you smell
  • Start being healthy again
  • No more yellow teeth
  • Save lots of money
  • And many more.…

Quitting day

The first step is planning the day you are going to quit smoking; set up a support system, such as a family member or friend that has successfully quit. Tell friends, family, and co-workers about your quit date and ask them nicely to not smoke around you. Pick a day that is not too far in the future (so that you do not change your mind), but which gives you enough time to prepare. Finally throw away all cigarettes and ashtrays.

What you can expect when quitting smoking

  • Irritability, Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Food cravings

Products to help with the side effects

The most well-known ones are such things as pills, gum and patches. These products do however have some cons such as the gum’s taste and some people have trouble sleeping when using the patches. The pills have proven to be most effective but have side effects like depression or suicidal thoughts.

However there are some alternatives….

The natural and homeopathic options have come a far way in last decade, there are products made from natural ingredients with no side effects whatsoever. There’s are many of different remedies to help you Stop Smoking, these remedies range from easing your anxiety to actually reducing the craving for cigarettes. Crave-RX and Triple Complex NicoTonic are specifically designed to ease cigarette withdrawal.

Also remember, the more you can help yourself while you stop smoking, the better your chances of success. Think of it as a time of healing. Exercise regularly, take time to relax, meditate, take up yoga, and start a new hobby.

In case you need more motivation…

What happens to your body once you’ve stopped smoking?

  • Just 1 day after quitting smoking, the risk of heart attack begins to decrease.
  • 3 days after quitting smoking, the nicotine levels in a person’s body are depleted.
  • In as little as 1 month, a person’s lung function begins to improve. 
  • 9 months after quitting, the lungs have significantly healed themselves.
  • 1 year after quitting smoking, a person’s risk for coronary heart disease decreases by half.
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