What should I do to quit the habit of smoking?

Q. How can I quit smoking?

Answered by
Dr. Arul Amuthan L
and medically reviewed by Dr. Hemalatha
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 03, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jun 20, 2023

Hi doctor,

I want to quit smoking. What should I do to quit the habit of smoking? Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com. The decision taken is a great thing in smoking cessation. You may list the situation when you are tempted for smoking. Keep chewing gum with you. Whenever you feel to smoke, use chewing gum. You may also divert your mind by having coffee, tea, fruit juices, etc. In many countries, chewing gum (containing a small amount of nicotine) is available, which gives the same kick what we get by a cigarette. After a few days, gradually, we need to use normal chewing gum. In many countries, the herbal cigarette available, which does not contain nicotine. But, it gives the placebo effect of smoking. You may go for Yoga and meditation which gives the self-control and divert your mind more towards your profession. Body massage (with medicated oil) also helps to remove toxic substances from your body. Panchakarma of Ayurveda is another option to remove toxins from your body. Many Psychiatrists and hospitals run smoking cessation clinics. They prescribe low dose nicotine-containing chewing gum or herbal cigarette. They give counseling and practical to come out of thought of smoking. This is definitely helpful to you. Thank you.

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