Smoking: Not getting rid of smoking addiction? So change your daily routine in this way!



Tobacco and nicotine have profound effects on every part of your body, especially your lungs. If you want to quit smoking, you can control this habit by making small changes in your lifestyle. Health experts suggest that smoking is often linked to respiratory problems and diseases such as lung cancer.

However, it is important to know that smoking is also a significant contributor to heart disease. According to Dr Rachit Saxena, a cardiac surgeon at Narayana Hospital, Gurugram, if one consumes one pack of cigarettes a day, the chances of heart attack and stroke are almost double that of a non-smoker.

What do experts say :

Quitting smoking is important for a healthy life. Dr Rachit Saxena explains that smoking becomes an addiction where the brain becomes addicted to nicotine. Quitting smoking can cause symptoms like headaches, mood changes or low energy levels. In such cases, nicotine replacement therapy may be helpful. Additionally, making lifestyle changes can help quit smoking.


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Create distance:

Keep cigarette ashtrays, lighters and cigarettes away from your surroundings. Creating physical distance from these items can help in the process of letting go. Remove any signs of smoking from your bags, cupboards or drawers.

Change eating habits:

Eating small, frequent meals can help you stay on track. Carry fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks with you. Stay well hydrated throughout the day. Consider carrying candies as an alternative.


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Give yourself time:

Once you quit smoking, focus on your well-being. Take some time out for yourself. Engage in activities that help calm your mind, and you can even go for a walk. This will significantly assist you in your journey to quit smoking.