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How to quit smoking

health-and-fitness Updated: Jun 24, 2012 00:09 IST
Dr Vivek Singh
Dr Vivek Singh
Hindustantimes.com
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Here's how you can stub the butt:

1 Stock up: Oral substitutes can be very supportive. These include sugarless gum, carrot sticks, hard candy, cinnamon sticks, coffee stirrers, coffee stirrers. straws and toothpicks.

2 Keep active: Exercising, taking part in other activities and indulging in hobbies also helps. Try and hang out with people who don’t smoke.

3 Mind your intake: Drink lots of water, choose tea over coffee, and avoid alcohol. Also, orange juice, and fruits like lemons and pomegranates provide your body with adequate levels of Vitamin C, that help you kick the habit faster.

4 Take salt: Licking a little salt with the tip of your tongue, or eating something salty will stop your craving for a smoke. Herbs like ginseng help too.

5 Avoid: Peas and corn should be avoided as they add to one’s desire to smoke.