These Amazing Drinks Can Help You Fight The After Effects Of Smoking

By: Niharika Choudhary
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To be able to quit smoking is one of the hardest decisions that smokers have to face. They go through a lot of stress and changes while trying to accomplish their mission of quitting the butt.

This is the time when they need a lot of positivity, encouragement and support of their loved ones.
Nicotine is a mood-altering drug found in tobacco that makes your brain get addicted to smoking. This is the reason behind your being vulnerable at the time of quitting smoking.

It is correct to say that the first few weeks after quitting that smoke are the most difficult for the person who has quit smoking and he/she might take around 8 to 10 weeks before he/she finally adjusts to this change.

Apart from craving for a cigarette, a person who has quit smoking also goes through some physical and mental changes like excessive sweating or feeling cold all of a sudden, headache or nausea.

The person might also end up in getting less or no sleep at all. He/she would be suffering from regular coughing and respiratory problems. Mood swings and irritability are also some of the common signs.

In this article, we are sharing some of the beneficial drinks that can help you deal with these physical and mental changes while you have quit smoking.



Milk is said to spoil the taste of cigarette.

Cigarette tastes bitter after having a glass of milk.

So, drink a glass of milk before each time you crave for a cigarette.


Holy Basil Or Tulasi Tea

Tulasi tea gives you relief from your respiratory disorders.

It helps in treating regular cough, bronchitis or asthma.

It has antibacterial properties that help in treating the infections of the respiratory tract.

Tulasi tea is also loaded with antioxidants that help in the regeneration of skin cells.


Orange Juice

Orange juice will not only curb your urge to smoke, but will also make up for the deficiency of vitamin C that was caused by smoking.


Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice is an excellent cleanser for the lungs.

You can either have the whole fruit or its juice.

The astringent property found in pineapples treats the mucus accumulated in the lungs and also eliminates the toxins from them.

Regular consumption of pineapples helps in the proper functioning of the lungs.


Ginseng Tea

Ginseng has properties that fight the effects of nicotine at the time when one is smoking or has quit smoking.

Though one should not have ginseng tea daily, it should only be taken 3 to 4 times in a month.


Green Tea

Green tea helps in cutting the risk of lung cancer caused by excessive smoking.

People who quit smoking and have at least a cup of green tea on a daily basis are more successful in fighting the risks of lung cancer than the people who don't.


Amla Juice

Amla juice controls the activity of the free radicals in the body caused by smoking.

It is also a rich source of vitamin C that suffices the deficiency of vitamin C caused by smoking.

Amla juice also reduces the level of bad cholesterol and helps in maintaining the cardiovascular health.

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Story first published: Friday, March 11, 2016, 2:00 [IST]
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