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Planning to kick the butt? Make cinnamon your best friend

Planning to kick the butt? Make cinnamon your best friend

These spice sticks can curb your craving for a ciggie.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma |Updated : October 16, 2015 9:41 AM IST

Tobacco or smoking addiction can cause irreparable to your well-being. Despite several warnings, people take the puff nonchalantly and before they realise, they reach a stage from where turning back is difficult. If not smoking, many people take to chewing tobacco. Smoking and tobacco cessation therapies don t just recommend cold turkey methods. They support you and help you find different methods of distraction to curb those cravings. It may include constant counseling or providing helpful aids like low nicotine cigarettes, exercises and outdoor activities, replacing the cigarette with healthy snacks or juices and much more. You may also like to read about how these 9 tips can help you stay away from smoking.

One such ingredient that has been used for a very long time for tobacco or smoking cessation is cinnamon. If you are trying to quit smoking, try chewing on a small stick of cinnamon to distract yourself. In all likelihood, you will not miss your cigarette or tobacco. Besides, curbing the urge to smoke, cinnamon s health benefits make it an ideal natural remedy for this cessation. It exhibits anti-cancer properties and also keeps your heart healthy, thus lowering the damage your addiction may have caused to the body. You can also try these 4 natural remedies to quit smoking.

In a 5-day plan to quit smoking designed in 1964[1] which received recognition from the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society and even the World Health Organisation, chewing on cinnamon sticks or small pieces of cinnamon several times a day was recommended.

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This remedy is safe and very simple. So what are you waiting for? Kick the butt and pick some cinnamon instead.

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  1. McFarland, J. W., & Folkenberg, E. J. (1964). How to Stop Smoking in Five Days: By J. Wayne McFarland & Elman J. Folkenberg. Prentice-Hall.
  2. Glasgow, R. E., Hollis, J. F., McRae, S. G., Lando, H. A., & LaChance, P. (1991). Providing an integrated program of low intensity tobacco cessation services in a health maintenance organization. Health Education Research,6(1), 87-99.

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