10 Natural Ways to Quit Smoking

Teenager having a  therapy session

Today, as many as 68% of people who smoke cigarettes say they wish they could just quit. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and they have good reason for saying so. The main cause of many diseases is smoking, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking is also a high risk factor in lung cancer, strokes, and heart disease. Even though there are many reasons to stop smoking, the actual act of quitting itself can prove to be a challenge – even for the person who is the most self-disciplined. There are medications that can be helpful, but many people today would prefer a natural way to quit smoking. Here are the top ten natural ways to quit smoking.

10. Behavioral Therapy

This type of therapy is used to help people change a variety of unwanted behaviors and smoking is one of them. Participants will learn that instead of reaching for a cigarette, there are alternative ways to deal with change and stress patterns that lead to smoking. This method can take several months before the new behaviors are learned.

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Lucey Knight is a Texas native with a charming wit and shining personality. Writing is truly her passion. She loves to write poetry, short stories, articles and she is currently working on her second book. When asked how she got her start in writing, Lucey had this to say: “As a young child I was very imaginative and quite a talker. Around age 8, I was given the nickname of “Lucey” by my Grandfather. He always said I reminded him of the Peanuts character, Lucy who gave advice. Throughout my early years in school I took creative writing classes and submitted my work to contests. Over the years as an adult, I became a mother of four and had little time available for my writing. Today, at 45 my children are grown and I now work for a company that affords me the time to follow my true passion. And now continues a journey I started long ago in an attempt to sharpen my skills and expand my creativity and hopefully will lead to much success.”