Quitting smoking, you CAN do it!

Smoking is one of the hardest addictions to quit and it’s been said the more times you attempt to quit the harder it gets! Most people try and quit with nicotine patches, gum, inhalers, mints and prescription medications which all contain harmful chemicals with horrible side effects.  Here at Boyd’s we have a few products you can use to help make the process a whole lot easier:

R-77 will help with withdrawal that comes with smoking cessation.

G-40 is great for fighting the dependency that a person has to the nicotine. It detoxifies the blood which will help your body rid itself of nicotine faster and ease the cravings.

V-C15 will help calm your nerves and ease the stress of quitting.

Finding something to keep yourself, especially your hands, busy is a major issue people have that makes them start smoking again.  Chewing a cinnamon stick will keep your hands and mouth occupied so there is less of a chance of lighting up. Chewing gum, eating crunchy veggies or fruit, drinking lots of water, exercising, taking up a new hobby and even acupuncture.  Most importantly do not trade one bad habit for another, for example eating bad for you sugary/fatty foods when you’re bored or craving a cigarette!

Willpower is a major part of quitting you have to have the will and drive to quit.

These products and tips can help ease some of the symptoms of quitting and help you on the road to living a smoke-free life!

What happens after you quit smoking?

Within 20 minutes of smoking that last cigarette begins a series of changes that continue for years.

20 minutes:

  • Blood pressure drops to normal ranges
  • Pulse rate drops to normal
  • Body temperature of hands and feet decreases to normal

8 hours:               

  • Carbon Monoxide level in blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal

24 hours:

  • Chances of heart attack decreases

48 hours: 

  • Nerve endings start regrouping
  •  Ability to smell and taste is enhanced

2 weeks to 3 months:        

  • Circulation improves
  • Walking becomes easier
  • Lung function increases up to 30%

7 to 9 months:          

  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decrease
  • Increase ability to handle mucus, clean lungs, reduce infection
  • Body’s overall energy increases

1 year:                

  • Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker

5 years:

  • Lung cancer death rate average former smoker (one pack a day) decreases by almost half
  • Stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker
  • Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases

10 years:               

  • Lung cancer death rate is similar to that of a non-smoker
  • Precancerous cells are replaced

 

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