Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals; hundreds are harmful, and about 70 can cause cancer. Smoking increases the risk for serious health problems, many diseases, and death. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Nicotine in any form is a highly addictive substance found in tobacco. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people are addicted to nicotine than any other drug, which may be as addictive as alcohol, cocaine, or heroin. Withdrawal symptoms, weight gain, and stress are the three main reasons people “light up” again and again.
HERE ARE WAYS TO NATURALLY DETOXIFY THE BODY OF NICOTINE:
1. DRINK WATER. LOTS OF IT.
2. CHANGE YOUR DIET.
4. KEEP YOUR MIND OCCUPIED
Here’s the thing: by not smoking – and, ideally, following the above-mentioned advice – your body will naturally detoxify and heal itself from past nicotine use.
But the truth is that you’ll still experience cravings, and some of these episodes can be rather intense. Keeping your mind busy via work or play (preferably the latter) will help suppress some of the inevitable impulses to drink or dip tobacco.
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When a craving is present, delve into the task at hand. During your free time, open up an app you enjoy on your phone, or challenge your brain with some fun activity. Distraction works wonders on cravings, and your body will continue to naturally detoxify.
5. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS OR MEDITATION (OR BOTH)
Mindfulness is just experiencing thoughts as they arise without judgment; as a sort of distant observer. You needn’t dwell on thoughts that make you want to head to the corner store for a pack. Acknowledge the thought (craving), but don’t interact or overthink it. These feelings will fade, and your body will continue to detoxify and heal itself naturally.
Various types of meditation exist – transcendental meditation (TM), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), focused attention meditation, Zen meditation, etc., that are powerful mind and body practices. 15-20 minutes a day (minimum) is all you need to reap the benefits of meditation; which, in this case, will optimize your body and mind to detox from nicotine. Source