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No matter how much one enjoys smoking, the truth of the matter is that smokers are liable to die young.

Smoking is responsible for many health problems including heart, lung and kidney diseases, stroke, blood vessel disease, cataracts and in some cases, cancer.

According to reports, nearly every organ in the body is affected adversely by smoking with tobacco smoking reported to cause 87% of lung cancer.

Getting addicted to smoking is generally easier than quitting the act and at such, it is always advisable you don't start in the first place.

Women who are pregnant expose themselves to the risk of certain pregnancy complications as well as their unborn baby to the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) which kills the baby.

To quit smoking involves a steady and slow process because there is no high and fast route to it.

Check out these five (5) ways to quit smoking;

  1. Ginger

One of the major withdrawal effects of smoking is nausea. So when attempting to stop smoking, it is very ideal you look for a way to overcome the nausea feeling and one of such ways is by ingesting ginger. You could take ginger in capsules, tablets or tea form as this will help to calm your stomach and eliminate the nausea feeling.

 

  1. Ginseng

The medicinal properties of Ginseng cannot be overemphasized and it also does a good job of fighting one's craving for smoking. Adding Ginseng powder to your soup, cereals, juices or oatmeal could help you fight off that urge of smoking. Ingesting Ginseng in the morning will help fight off the craving to smoke all through the day.

 

  1. Grape Juice

One of the major ways to quit smoking is by eliminating the toxins in your body as this will help conquer the addiction as well as the withdrawal effects. Nicotine is one of such toxins and once one is able to eliminate it from the body, the cravings and withdrawal effects fade away. One of the ways to eliminate this toxin is by ingesting grape juice daily because the acids in the juice does a good job of detoxifying the body and rejuvenates one's system.

 

  1. Meditation

Meditation does a lot of good to one's mind and mental well-being and when it comes to quitting smoking, people who meditate regularly are likely to overcome the addiction because it is all a thing of the mind. Meditation helps one to control his/her emotions which is key to overcoming the craving and withdrawal effects associated with smoking.

 

  1. Water

The importance of water cannot be overemphasized. It helps the healing process and facilitates one's recovery from smoking while trying to quit the act. Water detoxifies the body, flushing the system and speeding up the healing process. Nicotine (Cigarette) is very addictive and difficult to get rid of, however, regular intake of water helps to flush the toxins out of the body. While trying to quit smoking, it is only natural you feel nauseated and water helps to counteract this nausea feeling.

 

Smoking kills and should not be encouraged. So if you are looking to quit smoking whether its tobacco, nicotine, marijuana or any other substance, these are some of the ways to achieve this. Consistency and determination are key.

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