It’s half way through the year and by now, many new year’s resolutions have long been abandoned. Often among the top health resolutions is smoking cessation. If you were one of the millions of Americans who resolved to quit smoking, you’re in good company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at any given time seven out of 10 smokers want to quit and half have attempted to quit. Although our New Year promises may be long gone, there’s no time like the present to try and kick the habit.
Quitting smoking can seem like a daunting task, with less than 5 percent quitting for more than a year. Many people, however, have greater success with the help of a health care professional. Those who consult with a health professional to develop a tobacco cessation plan are two times more likely to succeed for more than five months. Your health care professional can help devise a plan to help modify your habits surrounding smoking. This could help curb behaviors that could sabotage your success.
And if you experience many of the common symptoms associated with quitting smoking, homeopathic medicines can help provide relief. These medicines do not have any known drug interactions and are non-drowsy. One common complaint among people kicking the habit is the tendency to overeat. Antimonium crudum 12C can help manage this problem.* If you’re also dealing with nausea, anxiety, poor concentration and occipital headaches, Gelsemium sempervirens 30C can help.* It’s the homeopathic dilution of Yellow Jasmine and it’s also used to help relieve stage fright.* Finally, if you’re simply craving a cigarette, Lobelia inflate 6C can help fight those tobacco cravings .*
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*These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.