In spite of every pack containing serious warnings and descriptive images about the carcinogenic and other derogatory health impacts that smoking can have on human health, millions of people in the United Kingdom still smoke cigarettes on a daily basis. It is easy to call it a bad habit and be done with it, but the truth is more complex than that. Smoking is a physical and psychological addiction which is easy to adopt but extremely hard to get rid of. However, it is possible to lose the habit and repair some of the damage before it’s too late. If you are on the road to quitting or have quit smoking altogether, here are five tips that should help you repair some of the damage you have done to your organs and accelerate the quitting phase.
As mentioned earlier, the dependence on nicotine is a very serious one and people usually have a hard time giving up on it completely. Even when you have brought down your daily consumption from a whole pack to just three or four, it is only a matter of time before the number slowly starts shooting up again. Aside from high chances of experiencing a complete relapse, there’s also the fact that smoking less isn’t exactly quitting and it will still damage your health as long as you are smoking even one cigarette per day. To help people who are seriously addicted to smoking and can’t quit at will, the National Health Service (NHS) has started promoting e-cigs as an alternative solution.
E-liquids with nicotine, bought from a registered and reputed vape shop UK are sufficient to satisfy the addiction in chain smokers, but with as much as 95% less damage than traditional cigarettes. While vaping nicotine cannot exactly be termed as safe, it is safer from every aspect as compared to cigarettes, but more importantly, going to a vape shop UK and buying your first vaping starter kit could be the most important step towards quitting tobacco completely and reversing years of damage that the tar and smoke has done to your respiratory system. There are very few strict restrictions on vaping in the United Kingdom, unless specified or implemented by an organisation within the premises or boundaries of their property.
Cigarette smoke hardens the blood vessels and especially the arteries, which then becomes rigid and incapable of the flexibility necessary to accommodate increased blood flow without interruption. Over time, this leads to faster plaque build-up and ultimately, heart attacks. While you are on the road to recovery, taurine can actively help, but only as long as you severely reduce or stop smoking, and/or shift to vaping. Taurine is primarily an amino acid found in fish that prevents and even cures endothelial dysfunction; a condition that ultimately leads to atherosclerosis in long time smokers when left unchecked and unattended.
Increased vitamin C intake is another proven way to benefit those that have hardened arteries due to the effects of long-term smoke and tar exposure. As observed during tests, a large dosage of vitamin C can indeed soften the blood vessels of those suffering from endothelial dysfunction, but this is only effective when the individual in question stops smoking completely. If they continue to smoke cigarettes, the vitamin C will stop being effective after just a few doses. In any case, this isn’t a solitary or long-term solution, but needs to be administered with adequate amounts of taurine to be truly effective in reversing the harm.
It is often said that the best way to reduce damage from smoking is to quit smoking and there’s no arguing with that logic! Hypnosis can help in this regard and when it is indeed effective, the effects can last a long time or even a lifetime in some cases. However, there are people who cannot be hypnotised and even in a percentage of people who can be hypnotised, the effects do not last or are not strong enough to make them quit completely. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a try if you are having a hard time quitting on your own. If it does work and the subconscious urge to smoke is removed, then reversing the damage is only a matter of time and conscious follow-up efforts.
It needs to be understood that diet alone can’t really do much if the individual is still on tobacco, but it can sure help the body to recover much faster from smoking-induced damage. We have already mentioned the effects of eating fish due to the taurine content in it, and now it is time to also add tomato to that list. Vitamin C-rich fruits in general, such as oranges, kiwis, cantaloupes, grapefruits, etc are also quite beneficial for repairing damage to the internal organs, caused by tobacco inhalation.
It is a common myth that people can’t be helped once they have smoked for a long time at a stretch, because it’s never too late to quit smoking. It can definitely become a much harder task when the addiction is long-term, but it’s never too late.