Breathing In The Air

Breathing In Healthy Air​

The harmful effects of smoking are known to all of us; there are a million and one reasons to avoid cigarettes, from lung cancer to t​hose ugly stained teeth.

Yet thousands of people still pick up the habit, whether out of curiosity or peer pressure, and subsequently have a hard time stopping.
It's no wonder though as cigarettes are designed to be highly addictive!

If you're a smoker looking to quit or know someone who is trying to kick the habit, try out these tips to help in the quit journey.

1.       Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate raises serotonin and dopamine levels in your body, which improves your mood and relieves stress.

This is similar to the effect that the nicotine in cigarettes have on your body, the "soothing" effect smokers claim makes them feel better. Only with dark chocolate you're not damaging your lungs!

As all other things, dark chocolate has to be eaten in moderation though! ;p


2.       Sugar-free mints

In a social situation, such as at a party or with a group of friends who are smoking, you might feel uncomfortable with your empty, idle hands and nothing sitting between your lips.

This may make you crave for a cigarette, or want to try one to see what all the fuss is about.

When that happens, start chewing on sugar-free mint instead. It will keep your mouth occupied for a considerably long time, allowing that craving to subside by the time you finish the mint.

Plus, it's sweet!

3.       Exercise

Sounds familiar? It is similar to the effect that cigarettes have, except without all the harmful consequences. Not only that, exercise can also help you lose weight and keep fit!

Yoga is an exercise that is a great alternative to smoking, especially for those who smoke when they're tired or stressed.

The deep breathing techniques of yoga relax the body and neutralise nicotine cravings, helping you to stay away from cigarettes.


For more information, please visit I Quit​ or call QuitLine at 1800 438 2000