How much does smoking harm the human body? Lots of. It strongly affects, directly, the respiratory tract: a mass of toxic resins settles in the lungs and thereby increases the risk of cancer. The state of the blood worsens, immunity decreases. Nicotine irritates the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract (trachea, bronchi) and increases the risk of inflammation of the esophagus and stomach.
Smoking is a drug
Only drug addiction manifests itself not so strongly. It is characterized by irrepressible cravings and the desire to smoke.
When a smoker understands all the problems that smoking leads to, each of them begins to look for his own method of getting rid of the habit. Many cannot quit this addiction due to lack of willpower. Units that can easily quit forever.
Ways to help you quit smoking
Medical methods include:
Assistance from a narcologist. The main thing is complete trust in the doctor. He prescribes medications: sedatives and stress relievers. However, this method is not entirely effective, since the medicine does not add willpower, and nicotine addiction cannot be eliminated.
Nicotine patch. It is attached to the body and releases a small dose of nicotine, thereby helping to endure a period of acute desire to smoke.
Sprays from smoking. It also has a low dose of nicotine, which reduces the craving for smoking. But it tastes disgusting.
It must be remembered that at least from a patch, at least from a spray, or chewing gum, it will also be necessary to wean. This is a huge minus.
Folk and alternative methods include:
Acupuncture, or simply acupuncture. This is a very common method of treating many diseases, especially in the eastern regions. The method consists in blocking certain centers that are responsible for smoking and pleasure.
Electronic Cigarette. It brings much less harm, but for people who want to quit smoking forever, this is a huge trap.
Food substitutes. This method consists in jamming, some kind of seeds, or sweets, the moment of the greatest desire to smoke. This method is rather dubious.
Homeopathy.Taking medications, the basis of which is a complex of various herbs and inflorescences. Homeopathy still divides people into different opinions. But there is no evidence of particular effectiveness.
Sports and physical activity. This is only suitable for people with good willpower. This method can be used only as a companion, but not the main one.
As can be noted, all the methods provided here will only work if there is willpower and a desire to break with a bad habit. The main thing is a positive attitude towards the final result, and then any of the methods provided will become effective.