Are you one of the millions of smokers in America who’s looking to quit? Then I’ve got some news for you: there are 13 different herbs that are known to be able to help you quit smoking. However, there are important steps to take before starting your journey.
Number 1: Switch to an organic additive-free brand of tobacco. Most cigarettes contain all kinds of chemicals that keep you smoking them. Nicotine is just one of the addictive chemicals added to cigarettes to make them almost impossible to walk away from.
Number 2: Don’t try patches, gums, or other pharmaceuticals. They may be able to help for a little while, and may even get you past that last “need” – but they are expensive, and have many side effects.
Having gastrointestinal pain and respiratory problems are some of the reasons you should quit smoking. The patches, gums, and other “smoking aids” should have a warning because of the severity of their side effects.
In the UK, Champix–an anti-smoking drug pushed by Pfizer–was the cause for 80 deaths from 2006 to 2011. Half were suicide. Champix and Chantix seem to be the same drug (varenicline) but are marketed differently. Why? Probably because Champix was the cause of 80 deaths.
So get off the pharmaceuticals and read this list of healthy alternatives to anti-smoking aids. All of these are herbs, and they are best used as teas, but they can also be found in tablet form or as a liquid extract. These herbs are known to help with the physical and mental stress linke with quitting smoking.