Why People Smoke and How They Can Quit

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Why and How to Stop Smoking

Maybe you’ve hacked up a lung, maybe you just realized that smoking is bad for you (it is). Smoking can not only lead to harmful life threatening maladies like cancer, but it can also chip away at your general health. It can affect not only your respiratory health, but the health of stomach, hair and skin. Not to mention staining your teeth. That being said, why do people smoke?

5 Top Reasons Why People Pick Up Smoking

The list below isn’t set in stone as a surefire prediction, but rather a statistical report of which peoples would be more likely to start smoking.

A Predisposition from Family:

Family values affect us, the extent to which will probably constantly be debated, but at the very least bleed-through effects from nuclear family or extended family. That means if your parents or even your cousins or grandparents smoke, you are at a higher risk of picking up smoking yourself.

Conforming to Societal Norms of What's Cool:

Yesterday’s Marlborough man is today’s pop culture trends of what is cool. Keeping up with the Jones’ is especially poignant if you, or a loved one is young.This can also be further exacerbated by peer pressure. Remember being healthy is cool, strong is the new beautiful.

Weight Loss:

There is a misconception between smoking and curbing hunger pangs, this isn’t necessarily accurate.

Stress Relief:

Smokers have reported that smoking helps relieve stress. This may involve a cathartic and social element much akin a drink or two after work. Although it may be stress relieving, there are healthy alternatives that we will get to below.

Now there are other reasons as to why people develop smoking but they delve into deeper demographics. Here’s how to quit smoking naturally the Ayurvedic way.

Removing Toxins are Key:

If you’ve been smoking for some time, you would need to detoxify your body from the buildup of toxins. This will take years in the case of smoking, but a large chunk of those toxins can be removed in 72 hours. Drink lots of cool water stored in copper containers. The copper has properties which helps with the detox.

Also consult our physicians, then use there herbs to quit smoking as supplements to detox. They are Ashwagandha and Brahmi.

Move Your Body:

Another great way to detox your body is through your skin. Your cardiovascular endurance may have taken a hit if you’re a smoker. Start with a gentle run, you may feel exhausted at the time, but the release of endorphins will make you feel a lot better. It may be a slow turnover to get the benefits, especially if you’ve been smoking for a while. But working up a sweat is a great way to help detox quickly.


There are other natural ways to quit smoking too, but quitting smoking is a journey, you will need to ensure your decision for a healthier lifestyle is supported by your immediate surroundings. No Ayurvedic smoking remedy or others will work without a conscious effort on your end and those who love you in helping you to quit. Make sure you have the right psychological headspace and support, even if that means ending difficult and negative relationships for a healthier you. At the end, you are all you’ve got.


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