Survey Reveals Mental Illness High Among Smokers; Natural Remedies That Helps To Quit Smoking

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For those of you who think, smoking that butt helps to relieve stress, then you are completely wrong. A recent survey has found that smokers are a greater risk of developing mental illness.

The survey titled 'Choose Life' was conducted in five cities by two chest physicians. The survey was conducted at Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and Bangalore.

For the study, 1,000 men aged 25 to 50 years were taken into consideration. Of these, half were chronic smokers who smoked at least 10 cigarettes a day and the rest were non-smokers (the control group).

According to the study mental stress was 178% higher among smokers compared to non-smokers. Also, 25% smokers complained of broken sleep in comparison to 3% non-smokers.

smokers and mental illness

Around 63% smokers confessed they had mood swings in comparison to 26% non-smokers. Headaches, sore eyes were more common among smokers (77% ) than non-smokers (47%).

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Yet another alarming finding was that more than 65% men who smoked cigarettes had high blood pressure and 4 out of 5 smokers had higher levels of carbon monoxide (CO) as compared to non-smokers. There are the two factors that can have a serious impact on physical and mental health.

Listed here are few of the best natural remedies to quit smoking. Take a look.

smokers and mental illness

1. Drink Plenty Of Water:
Drinking plenty of water helps in flushing out the toxins from the body. Also drinking water helps in keeping you away from the cravings.

smokers and mental illness

2. Ginger:
The moment one quits smoking, there is a tendency to feel nauseous. Consuming ginger in the form of tea or just chewing ginger pieces helps in relieving the nauseous feeling and keep you away from getting tempted.

smokers and mental illness

3. Grape Juice:
Grape juice is one of the best natural detoxifier. The acids contained in the grape juice are helps to remove the toxins from the body and rejuvenate the system.

smokers and mental illness

4. Meditation:
Meditation helps to relax the body. Several studies have shown how meditation have helped one to quit smoking. A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin have shown how group meditation sessions have helped longtime smokers to quit smoking. 

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Story first published: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10:14 [IST]
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