Quit Smoking Permanently With Juice/Juicing Detox and More

In the United States approximately sixty million people smoke cigarettes. The latest research shows that cigarettes are responsible for more than twenty percent of American deaths. Smoking destroys vitamin C, which weakens the immune system. It is linked to heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease and impotency. Smokers also develop wrinkles, psoriasis, stomach ulcers and cataracts more than non-smokers.

Conventional medicine has developed patches and pills to help smokers quit, but adding more chemicals to an already toxic body prone to various diseases may not be the best approach.

The easiest way to conquer the smoking habit is to remove cigarette chemicals (nicotine and and forty three other chemicals that are known carcinogens) from the body, which cause the intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms that make it so difficult to quit. Withdrawal symptoms include depression, irritability, insomnia, headache, dizziness, poor concentration, feelings of frustration, fatigue and poor concentration. Having another smoke raises nicotine levels, which causes cravings and withdrawal symptoms to subside.

In addition to the physical challenges involved with giving up smoking, there is also psychological dependency. It’s a habit. Whether a habit is good or bad it takes time to develop and it is going to take time to break. Suddenly not doing what has been done for so long is going to feel uncomfortable and unnatural for awhile.

The easiest way to remove chemicals from the body and make quitting easy is to begin a fresh juice detox program. Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables (organic is best) are loaded with phytochemicals that are able to breakdown and flush toxins from the body. Not only will they remove deadly toxins from the body but they will begin to repair damaged organs.

 In order to be successful, try to consume at least five 8 ounce glasses of juice daily. Every time a craving for a cigarette develops, drink a glass of juice instead of lighting a cigarete. If you are in a situation where juice is not available, try eating nuts, seeds or chewing a piece of gum. The high nutrition content in fresh juice is often enough to make cravings tolerable or even eliminate them.

After a few weeks of daily juicing cravings and withdrawal symptoms should be diminished considerably. It’s a good idea to continue the juicing detox for several more weeks to give the body much needed nutrition and to fortify your new non-smoking habit.

Remember to be aware of the discomfort of psychological dependancy. The feeling that smoking is in some way beneficial and a necessary part of your survival. If you know someone who would like to quit smoking, going through the process together will help each of you realize this discomfort is deceptive and misleading.

To learn fruit and vegetable combinations that will provide maximum detoxification and good taste, get a good juicing book to guide you. Combining fruits and vegetables in the right combinations will make juicing a profitable and an enjoyable experience.

Improving your diet will also help make it easier to quit smoking. Consuming a nutrient rich diet will help flush the body of toxins. Eat foods mostly from plants sources such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Avoid foods that will hinder the detoxifying process such as fast foods, processed foods, high sugar foods and white flour products.

Individuals who consume diets or take supplements rich in vitamins A, niacin, E, iron and folic acid smoke significantly less than those low or deficient in these nutrients. High intake of the B vitamins will promote calmness during the day and deep sleep at night. Theanine (a green tea amino acid) and essential fatty acids are also helpful in overcoming smoking addiction. Herbs helpful with dealing with withdrawal symptoms are passion flower, lobelia, lemon balm and St John’s Wort.

Finally, avoid temptation. If people around you are beginning to smoke, leave the room. Deal with anxious feelings by going for a walk or doing some light exercise. Exercise releases endorphins which promote relaxation and reduce stress.

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jiberish 7 years ago from florida

Thank you, I've been waiting for this one. Great info, however someone like myself, who cannot have sugars and does not want to use substitutes, would have a harder time with juices. Thank you for keeping us on a path to natural health.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thanks for the info. Will pass it to people who need to stop smoking.


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LVM 7 years ago

Great advice. I'll have my smoking friends visit your hub.


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jeenie 7 years ago from Port Orchard, WA

Well, this makes sense to me, since we were trying to figure out how to do it. It's weird, today I drank more juice than usual and have only smoked 6 cigarettes, never thought about it til I read this article, Thank you LVM.


PSP Games 7 years ago

i dont get why people smoke ? its has no fun doing it still why people risk their lives...


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Great hub and helpful information here. Also would like you to visit my 'weird' quit smoking hub and comment on it. Mind if I link to yours please? Thanks for good common sense plus writing!


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cynfullz 7 years ago from Wethersfield, CT

Thanks for the informative hub...I'll be going to the store and stocking up on juices...particularly love V-8 Fusion, veggies and fruits in one tasty glass! Wish me luck with quitting...it's going to be a struggle, but I need to persevere and just do it!

Cheers!


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Marsha H 7 years ago from My Retro Kitchen in NY

Steve,

Do you mind if I call you Steve?

I suspect that you've never smoked? Because to suggest to a smoker that a fresh juice detox will "make quitting easy" made me chuckle.

I smoked a pack and a half a day for more years than I care to remember. I tried several methods to quit, with no success.

Finally, last May, I bought an e-cigarette. I haven't had a cigarette in 120 days.

The interesting thing is, I've gone from high nicotine juice to low nicotine juice in 4 months. And I'm not tweaking. Which leaves me to wonder if I was more addicted to the habit than I was the nicotine.

I hope that everyone that wants to quit finds their way. I feel so much better.


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RamonB 6 years ago

I quit 7 years ago using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), which worked great for me (I think everyone needs to figure out what works best for them). Like I said the NRT worked great for me, but I became addicted to it and only just broke that habit 6 months ago.

I know NRT is better for me than cigarettes ever were, but it is not without its own health concerns (nicotine is said to affect the cardio-vascular system). If I had to quit again I would make sure to wean myself off the NRT within 3 months like the manufacturers recommend.


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blackmarx 6 years ago from Rice Lake, WI

great hub. thanks for the tips.


ih8cigsweedmarijuana 6 years ago

I quit a long time ago, and it wasn't easy... But the self-hypnosis made it worthwhile and less stressful. Relaxation is more important for quitting smoking that most people realize


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

I quit almost nine years ago cold turkey and it wasn't easy, I would like to know more about the e cigarette for my husband, Can't seem to really get an idea if it is affordable, but I did see they had some cigarettes with no extra additives and would like to know why government allow the additives that are dangerous and keep ppl addicted.


Lisa 4 years ago

I can attest 100% to juicing to quit smoking. I started juicing detox. And I really didn't think I could quit smoking while on the detoxx (yes sounds pathetic, I know). Well about 1.5 days into the juice detox I ran out of cigarettes and just decided not to go get more. I literally had NO urge for a cigarette. I mean NONE. I can't explain it other than to say, it worked. I am still smoke free, and never had withdraw or any stop smoking symptoms ever. I was a 16 year smoker.

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