Of course smoking is very bad for the health. You might enjoy a socially more active life while you are a smoker, but giving up smoking will give you benefits to your health which will far outweigh any positives for remaining a smoker. For a start, your lifespan will surely be extended.
Want to Quit Smoking?
Quitting smoking is tough; everyone who’s tried knows it. A new article in Psychology Today estimates that most of those who have tried to quit have relapsed within a year.
Richard Webster has devoted many years to helping people with behavioural problems, including people’s addiction to smoking. He published a booklet which accompanied some tapes called ‘Ezi-Stop’. This was published by Prestige Marketing 1995.
The alkaline nature of baking soda makes it effective in neutralizing acids in the body. An acid body can be made alkaline through taking a little baking soda each day.
Baking soda is suggested as a remedy to help stop smoking by Richard Webster and other experts in the field because it can have an immediate effect to stop you taking that cigarette which you imagine you really need. However, baking soda should never be substituted for eating a healthy alkaline diet.
Two Week Treatment: Also, it is not advisable to keep taking baking soda indefinitely. Use it for a couple of weeks, then stop for a couple of weeks before you start using the baking soda again, even if you have not managed to quit smoking yet. Too much baking soda taken on a regular basis is not good for your kidneys.
The Technique For Using Baking Soda To Stop Smoking
Simply put a touch of baking soda onto the tongue whenever you feel the urge to smoke. This technique is not recommended for people who are on specific low sodium diets, or who have high blood pressure.
Or you can mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a glass of water. Stir until the sodium bicarbonate is completely dissolved in the water.
Each time you need to smoke, rinse your mouth with this concoction.
You can also carry this mixture with you, in a small bottle. This way you can use it wherever you go, whenever you need to smoke.
Even more radical solution is soaking your cigarette in the solution. You will lose the desire to smoke very quickly.
Considering that smoking can actually GIVE you high blood pressure, I think that I would rather opt for a touch of baking soda, which might reduce my desire to smoke and do some good to my health in the long run, rather than take another cigarette.
“I read a newspaper article quoting a doctor who said to quit smoking, mix a tablespoon of baking soda in an 8-ounce glass of water and drink it, twice a day for the first week, then once a day for the second week. I had been smoking a carton a week then, or about 30 cigarettes a day. I drank two glasses on Sunday and Monday. It tasted like a flat Alka-Seltzer. On Sunday and Monday, I smoked two cigarettes. On Tuesday I think I smoked one cigarette and then quit altogether. I continued to drink the baking soda concoction for the rest of that week. I don’t think I even needed it the second week. I have not had a cigarette in 20 years.” Joanne Fanizza, Farmingdale
NOTE: This technique is not recommended for people who are on specific low sodium diets, or who have high blood pressure.