Smoking 'Cold Turkey'
you have decided to quit smoking today, don't waste your time by trying
down a little at a time, or even using substitutes like nicotine
patches or gum
- really what's the point? Quitting smoking 'cold turkey' is really the
way to achieve your goal.
it is not really the only way to
quit, it is definitely the way that shows the best success rate. That
say, the majority of people who have successfully quit did it by going
will find people who did manage to quit using nicotine replacement
NRT, but all they have really done is to prolong the process. NRTs will
many of the thousands of chemicals present in cigarette smoke, while
introducing nicotine to the system. So the body is going through two
over a longer period of time. Quitting smoking cold turkey takes the
and all the chemicals out of your body in a relatively short time. You
suffer some pretty uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, but will know
will only last for the first few weeks: Using NRTs is just like
one drug for another, like a heroin addict using methadone to try to
who kick smoking through the use of NRTs really should be
they have had to go through a much longer drawn-out process, which
nicotine addiction to control both the method and outcome.
is really necessary to think of the quitting process as a new
start of a healthier lifestyle, rather than the end of something or the
a part of your life. Think positive and look forward to your new life
whiter teeth, fresher breath and clean smelling clothes, as well as a
smoking cold turkey will be much easier if you attack it in the right
you know that nicotine is an organic-based alkaloid of the same family
cocaine, morphine, quinine and strychnine?!
natural insecticide once sold in the US
under the name Black Leaf 40 was
actually nicotine! Pure nicotine could kill a human with just a few
making it more deadly than strychnine, arsenic, cyanide or rattlesnake
And you want to pay money to put this into your system!
'high' experienced in smoking is from dopamine, the same chemical which
produces the high from alcohol or heroin.
experts claim that heroin produces a numb dopamine high, alcohol gives
drunken dopamine high, while the alert dopamine high from nicotine is
likely to cause dependency.
of course you are going to experience withdrawal symptoms while
smoking cold turkey, but there are aids and systems to help you deal
symptoms and guide you through the ordeal more easily.
smoking cold turkey does not have to be a major battle; if you use the
system you should be able to quit smoking today without the need for
substitutes of any kind.
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