Why is it so Hard to Quit Smoking?

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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.

Kathy Garton
Kathy Garton

Over the past 50 years, I have been lucky enough to witness powerful changes in technology, nutrition, culture, and life in general, some good and some bad. Only from experience can you see the big picture of an evolving world. After getting past the excitement of frozen meals, furnishings made of plastic and the Internet, the reality began to set in. More illnesses, especially respiratory, cardiovascular and uncontrollable weight gain were becoming the normal conditions of society. Rewind 50 years and the answers are apparent.

Hi. I am Kathy and this site was created to share ideas and educate others on how to live a healthier, more meaningful life. I grew up on a farm where we raised our own food and animals for consumption. We never had air conditioning or a microwave oven and I felt as though we were living in the dark ages. What I would give to go back to that time.

I have been a professional writer for over 20 years and have always being drawn to the natural aspects of life. I also worked for a petroleum company for 15 years and discovered many facts about how this product impacts our world. Through years of research, it has become crystal clear that we are making our lives less enjoyable by taking shortcuts through unnatural, manmade means. There can be a happy balance and by learning where we went wrong, the best of both worlds is possible.

After years in corporate America, I moved to a 3-acre mini-farm where I continue my research and writing along with my kitties, Lizzie, Shadow and BK and bulldog, Bux.

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