How to Quit Smoking Naturally

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: General Health
Last Reviewed 03/28/2014

As we head into a brand new year, many of us will be making resolutions—and near the top of that list for many is to quit smoking naturally. Few resolutions can have such a dramatic impact on your health.

How to Quit Smoking Naturally

Health Benefits When You Quit Smoking Naturally

  • Within 20 minutes of your last cigarette, your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

  • After eight hours, your carbon monoxide levels will have dropped and your oxygen levels will return to normal.

  • By the end of day two, you'll notice an improvement in your senses of taste and smell. 

  • After two weeks to three months without a cigarette, your risk of having a heart attack will drop, and your lung function will improve.

  • After one year, your risk of heart disease will be cut by 50 percent, as will your risk of lung cancer after five years. In short, I don't know anyone who has quit smoking naturally for any length of time and is sorry they did. Your chances of being happy without cigarettes are close to 100 percent. 

Yet, as beneficial as it is to quit smoking naturally, it can be a tough row to hoe. Fortunately, you can make it easier.

Nicotine addiction occurs because nicotine binds with specific neuroreceptors in the brain. As the nicotine dissipates from the brain, the receptors literally cry out for more. This is the premise behind the gum and patches containing nicotine.

There's a product called Sulfonil that binds with nicotine receptors and blocks the craving even more effectively than nicotine itself. The U.S. patent states that Sulfonil is "the preferred agent for performing this function." It’s designed to be used from the day you stop smoking to reduce nicotine cravings.

Take two capsules upon awakening, one every four to six hours during the day, and two more at bedtime. You'll only need to take it for as long as cravings persist (three days to two weeks). Sulfonil is available directly from the manufacturer, Thorne Research at 800-228-1966 or www.thorne.com, or through your health-care provider or pharmacy.

Now it’s your turn: Have you found a habit that helped you quit smoking naturally?

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