Common alternatives when kicking the habit

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Common alternatives when kicking the habit

Kicking the habit can be quite a pain and going cold turkey does not always work for everyone.

But if you are thinking of quitting but do not know what to do, here are some common alternatives that people have tried.

Firstly, there are some people who try to make use of ancient remedies such as acupuncture. It has proven to have effect on some smokers but whether it works on all smokers is still debatable.

Much like acupuncture, laser therapy works on the basis of targeting certain areas of the body to stimulate brain activity. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of research to back this method up.

Another old school method is hypnotherapy where the cure lies in the power of alternative suggestion to either lessen the desire for cigarettes or to stay focused on not smoking.

One option to stay clear from is herbal cigarettes also known as “bidis”. These cigarettes contain no filter which means there is more nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide.

Creating a lot of controversy is the option of electronic cigarettes. There is a much debate on whether they are a “healthier” alternative to normal cigarettes or just as harmful. But current research gives them the benefit of the doubt.

Check out: Health24

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