Coming up on Stoptober, many smokers will finally put their beloved or loathed cigarette out of their minds. And you can achieve that with the aid of technology. Here are five strategies for quitting that pricey and unhealthy habit.
For many people, giving up smoking is exceedingly difficult. Some smokers “cold turkey” and throw their cigarettes in the trash. However, some people actually need assistance to overcome their addiction, especially given that it is Stoptober.
Using technology to combat smoking
Let's first examine what occurs when you give up smoking during Stoptober. Your risk of suffering a heart attack immediately decreases on the first day. This is because smoking tobacco causes your veins to narrow. Your blood pressure and heart rate will be lower one day after you stop smoking.
Your taste and smell receptors start to recover after 48 hours, in part because of the myelin that covers the nervous system. Faster nerve impulse transmission is made possible by the fatty material.
Your blood circulation will dramatically increase and your breathing will become better after two weeks. In most circumstances, the desire for cigarettes would also be significantly reduced. Although it is difficult, you must have patience; nonetheless, after six weeks, withdrawal symptoms should be largely gone.
A year later, there is a 50% reduction in the risk of heart failure. Your lungs are also improving, you observe. Additionally, the fact that you may cough more between nine and twelve months indicates that your body is repairing itself. Thus, you'll be less prone to feel worn out.
Want assistance during Stoptober?
The advantages clearly show their value (apart from the huge costs you save). But it's easier said than done to give up. You might be able to get those stink sticks out the door with the aid of this gadget.
#1 Smartwatch and good software
Your health is a specialty of the business Somatix. They have also created online resources to assist you in giving up smoking. This consists of a unique smartwatch and cutting-edge software. It keeps track of when you smoke and tells you what it does to your body. Yes, it does; it serves as a reminder of how much it costs, both physically and monetarily, and all of those aspects are challenging.
#2 Brain exercise aids in quitting smoking
A few volts on your brain can work miracles, despite how bad it sounds. Direct transcranial stimulation comes first. Stickers are applied to the head to stimulate new brain impulses that reduce the desire to smoke. A magnetic coil is put on the head during transcranial magnetic stimulation. Your brain is activated by a rise in pulsation.
This is admirable although you may find it a little extreme. Even the researchers acknowledge that it occasionally fails. They nevertheless have hope. According to Dr. Panagis Galiatosos of the American Lung Association, a sizable portion of the patients in his clinic are emotionally affected by nicotine's effects. Additionally, he is employed by Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Medicine's Tobacco Treatment Clinic. Isn't hope at least hope?
#3 During Stoptober, artificial intelligence
A friend can occasionally be helpful when trying to stop smoking (we'll get to that). But, much like Florence, that friend or acquaintance doesn't always have to be actual. When you want a smoke, she is trained to ask you the correct questions.
Florence is an example of artificial intelligence that the WHO helped create (World Health Organization). She allegedly assists you with significant inquiries and diverts your attention when you actually desire a fag. When you feel the need to smoke, she is programmed with all the knowledge on regression and promptly offers you helpful advice on quitting.
#4 Is smoking electronic cigarettes smoke?
We smokers—that is, just me, the author of this article—have certain advantages thanks to the e-cigarette. According to the notion, when using an electronic cigarette, users efficiently reduce their nicotine intake from several milligrams to nothing.
Theoretically, this works for two reasons: when you reduce your nicotine intake, your desire for cigarettes decreases. On the other hand, the urge to “do something” never really goes away. Unsurprisingly, licorice and lollipops are popular starting points for former smokers. Otherwise, is vaping healthy? Not quite.
#5 Community-focused apps for Stoptober
Your immediate surroundings when you wish to start smoking again are one of the things that are above reproach. The ones that give you a break are they. Not always pleasant, but frequently required. However, in addition to friends and family, you can also contact those who, like you, are having difficulty quitting or who have already quit and want to support you.
The statement “yet sometimes the very people you don't know are decisive” sounds startling. Who among smokers hasn't heard the countless tales of a friend who gained weight quickly?
All of us who smoke do. But ideally a total stranger using QuitNow! SmokeFree and SmokingLog can explain this better. The majority, nonetheless, speaks English. Should you become fluent, perhaps you'll also meet people?