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The researchers from the University at Buffalo in the United States also found that a balanced diet helps the smoker stay longer away from cigarettes.

The researchers from the University at Buffalo in the United States also found that a balanced diet helps the smoker stay longer away from cigarettes.

One of the explanations for this relationship may be the fact that fruits and vegetables worsen the taste of cigarettes. For scholars, these findings are doubly beneficial as they help to quit smoking while encouraging the adoption of a healthy diet. Five ruthless tips to quit smoking Nicotine does not just create chemical dependence in the smoker, but also psychological dependence as it becomes an outlet for anxiety. "Holding the cigarette between your fingers, taking it to your mouth and even combining it with a cup of coffee becomes part of everyday life and abandoning these habits can be very difficult," says psychologist Maria Teresa Cruz Lourenço, coordinator of the group of support to the smoker of the Cancer Hospital. She and other experts suggest seven tricks to cheat the urge to smoke at a time when it is still difficult to quit swallowing. Avoid places with many smokers "Staying close to temptation in the first few days without a cigarette can be very difficult," says psychologist Laura de Hollanda Batitucci Campos of Integrated Oncology Clinics (IOC). She also suggests avoiding alcohol, since drinking is closely linked to smoking. "Over time, it's easier to get along with other smokers," says 2. Break the routine

For most smokers, smoking is part of a routine. Some smoke early on waking up to a cup of coffee. Others, infallibly, after lunch. Therefore, to deceive the will to smoke, it is essential to break these habits.

3. Focus on another activity

"In the early days away from cigarettes, the ex-smoker has extremely dangerous willpills, but lasts only a few minutes," says Laura. In these moments, the best way out is to be distracted by some activity that requires concentration and which preferably keeps your mouth and hands busy. When you feel you are going through one of these peaks, get up and go brush your teeth, drink a glass of water, or chew something

4. Seek support from family and friends

Trying to involve friends and family in the fight against smoking can make quitting a lot easier. "With more allies in this fight, everyone gets more motivated and there is no temptation to live so closely with someone who smokes and has no goal to stop," says Laura.

5. Do not develop another addiction

According to psychologist Maria Teresa, cigarette smoking acts as an escape valve of anxiety for most smokers. So quitting smoking is only part of the problem. "The anxiety still needs to be extravasated in some way and the danger is the ex-smoker investing in unhealthy habits for this, such as consuming high-calorie foods." The support of a nutritionist can help overcome this obstacle, making combating addiction less painful.


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