Smoking is a hazardous addiction that it cannot be solved easily. This is a bad habit which smokers cannot easily get rid of. However, we shall try in this article to present all the negative effects cigarettes have and how to throw them away.
It is a known fact that one cigarette is consisted of about 600 ingredients that when burned develop more than 7000 chemicals. Each one of this chemical is poisonous, but 69 of them are proved to cause the deadly disease cancer.
The American Lung Association claims “…that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, triggering over 438,000 deaths each year.” Smoking is not harmful only to yourself, but it also affects the surrounding, that is, people that arearound you, and usually people that you love.
There is a natural remedy that will help you quit smoking, and that is, baking soda.
Merrilyn Hope claims that” baking soda is recommended as a cure to help stop smoking.” Richard Webster is a hypnotherapist,specialist in the field of helping people with behavioral issues, who states“It can have an instant effect to stop you taking that cigarette which you imagine you really need.”
Baking Soda Technique
Many smokers try to quit smoking, but it usually lasts up to a year, and they again start the tedious habit. While they are quitting, they always imagine how well cigarette goes with a coffee or something else.
However, this technique will help you in finally quitting smoking. Please, be aware that this technique shouldn’t be usedfor people who are on certain low salt diet or those who suffer from hypertension.
Please read this article from Joanne Fanizza, Farmingdale, N.Y., explaining how she quit smoking, and presenting you the recipe:
“I read a newspaper article quoting a doctor who said to give up smoking, mix a tablespoon of baking soda in an 8-ounce glass of water and drink it, two times a day for the first week, then once a day for a second week. I had been smoking a carton a week then, or about 30 cigarettes a day. I drank 2 glasses on Sunday and Monday. It tasted like a flat Alka-Seltzer. On Sunday and Monday, I smoked two cigarettes. On Tuesday I think I smoked one cigarette and then quit entirely. I continued to consume the sodium bicarbonate drink for the rest of that week. I don’t think I even needed it the second week. I have not had a cigarette in twenty years.”
Source: Klein, S., 10 Crazy Ways Smokers Finally Kicked the Habit, Health.com
NOTE: By no means baking soda should replace the usage of a healthy alkaline diet. Like every remedy, it shouldn’t be consumed for indefinite period of time, as it may bring more harm than good. Use it for 5 or 6 weeks, and then make a pause for another few weeks before you start again. If you use regularlyhigh amounts of soda it will damage your kidney’s health.