If you are a smoker and suffer from those harsh looks from non-smokers, don’t feel alone. It’s kind of like a mother with an uncontrollable child. You don’t want the sarcasm, but feel helpless to control. Society likes to feel that they are in charge of taking care of the world, even when all of mankind is guilty of harboring at least one bad habit.
However, if you are tired of wasting money on cigarettes and being ridiculed by non-smokers, this article is for you.
Vitamin C and Potassium are the two key elements in decreasing your desire for smoking. It really doesn’t matter what form these ingredients take as long as they are substantial. Here is one example for weaning yourself off of the built-up toxins in your body as presented by Dr. Janet Starr Hull, Alternative Health & Nutrition Specialist:
At bedtime, every night before retiring, drink a medium glass of orange juice with 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar. The cream of tartar apparently helps flush out the nicotine from your system while the orange juice replaces Vitamin C. Do this for 30 days and chances are your cravings will minimize. It’s more natural and cheaper than the “patch” or prescribed medications.
Dr. Hull tried this personally to quit smoking and found it to be more effective than other methods. In terms of measurement, every cigarette that you smoke takes away approximately 25 milligrams of vitamin C. The cream of tartar replaces potassium that smoking robs from the cardiovascular system, and helps in balancing body pH, which typically becomes too acidic when toxins from cigarettes are present.
Any fruits and form of potassium should work in curbing the urge to smoke as long as you can stick with it every day for a month. In the meantime, change your habits of when you have a cigarette, such as no smoking in the car, waiting an hour after eating before lighting up and placing your pack out of reach so they are not as convenient.
Bad habits are hard to break. By having the desire and the tools to make the job easier, anyone can overcome an unwanted habit.