If you smoke cigarettes, or if you live with a smoker now or have in the past, you are most likely familiar with the “smoker’s cough,” but why does it happen first thing in the morning while just getting out of bed, and how come it’s not a productive cough? When you have a chest cold or bronchial congestion from allergies, usually you can cough up some mucus and at least breathe or feel a little better, but for smokers, sometimes the only temporary relief that calms the morning cough is lighting up a cigarette, especially for the menthol addicts.
Did you know that a person’s breathing actually relaxes or slows down during most of the sleep stages to about 75 percent (except for during REM sleep), and so for a smoker, that’s when the tar moves in and compresses the alveoli, those tiny air sacs in your lungs that contract and expand… so upon waking, you immediately need to breathe at 100 percent again, and a smoker may feel like their chest is being compressed, as if they’re choking just trying to get a full breath. The irony is that the body is in a natural state of detoxification in the morning, trying to filter waste, and that is why the first morning urine is so concentrated, because the kidneys, the respiratory and the circulatory systems have slowed down during sleep and upon waking are looking to expel waste. Unfortunately, for smokers who light up first thing, they’re doing exactly the opposite.
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The pills, the patch, nicotine gum, hypnotherapy, and electronic cigarettes all have popular names, but most will fail the smoker who doesn’t understand the one aspect they all have in common, which reveals exactly what they are all lacking. Research reveals there are multiple reasons why people smoke, but even more reasons why they can’t quit, and those reasons extend far beyond the nicotine addiction.
Exploring and trying out options for quitting smoking can be overwhelming and turn out to be very expensive and frustrating. The greatest myth about smoking is that if you break the nicotine addiction, you can quit. But the nicotine addiction is broken in 3 to 4 days, so why is it that 95% of smokers who quit “cold turkey” return to smoking within 6 months? On top of it all, none of the programs mentioned above properly address the nicotine addiction in the first place, so the “weaning process” is severely flawed from the start, setting up the smoker for failure.
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Are you now, or have you ever been locked into one, two or all three of the following “bad” behavior rituals; cigarettes, fast food or a bad diet? You can transition from a bad 2012 routine to a great 2013 routine, where health, energy, immunity and vitality are your new “norm.”
Why do you smoke cigarettes? Is it for the relaxation or for the pep of it? Nicotine addiction only lasts 3 to 4 days, so why do most smokers who quit return within 6 months? They are addicted to the behavior rituals they have grown accustomed to doing, over and over, day after day. You can get the same results from the right herbs and supplements, without damaging your body, but who knew?
Start off with the breathing ritual: Inhale – hold – exhale … and do that as many times as you would if you with one cigarette. If you smoke a pack a day, that’s about 250 times you “breathe” that way; if you smoke two packs a day that’s 500 times! How will you replace that ritual, that behavior you’re so used to? Yoga practitioners and martial artists can train you on breathing techniques to reduce stress. You could go outside at work and practice the long inhale – hold – and exhale, just as if smoking. Every time you would take a break and go breathe!
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