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TIPS TO QUIT SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Posted On June 6, 2016
Did you know that smokeless tobacco products are as harmful as cigarettes? In fact, your body absorbs more nicotine when you chew them. The use of these products has some immediate effects on your overall well-being – stained teeth, worn down gums, mouth sores and more. Have bad breath? Once again, nicotine is the main culprit. And long-term effects of smokeless tobacco can be lethal – it may result in mouth cancer. Research has shown that they also raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If you are addicted to them, you are more at risk of having a heart attack. Here are the tips to help you quit this deadly habit:
Join a Support Program
Joining a support group or enrolling into a tobacco cessation program can give you great morale boost. Your doctor is the best person to guide you in choosing a suitable program.
Reach Out to Your Friends and Family Members
Don't fret if you can't find a suitable support community in your vicinity; remember, it is your family that can give you the strongest support. Your friends, too, can provide you the emotional support you need. Team up with a friend or a family member who is also walking the same path as you. In this way, you two can act as each other's pillars of strength, and sticking to the resolution will become easier for both of you.
Approach Your Doctor for Counseling
Psychological counseling can help you stick to your resolution. Advice from qualified medical professionals can go a long way in helping you give up your bad habit.
Keep Your Mouth Busy
Instead of chewing harmful tobacco products, munch on nuts, seeds and even sugar-free chewing gums. This will keep your mouth busy and suppress your urge for nicotine.
Kicking nicotine addiction and coping with the withdrawal syndromes are hard, but it's absolutely worth the effort. Now that you are armed with the right tricks and tips, we are sure, quitting will be a bit easier.
FB: Smokeless tobacco products can be lethal. These tips will help you come out of the clutches of this harmful addiction.