Water Therapy & Nicotine

The good news is that it is helping fresh quitters during the initial weeks. Smokers who have been smoking cigarettes for a long time get used to nicotine, a strong drug. As the body is used of having nicotine on an every day basis, the body craves for nicotine when people stop smoking or is in the gradual process of quitting.

Water effectively helps in flushing out of the toxins, which include nicotine from our body. The more the water consumption, the more is the elimination of toxins. On an average, a person who has that urge to smoke should double his intake of water.

Marvin.

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  • I'm not sure that anything that quickly removes nicotine from the body will be of help to smokers trying to quit.

    Remember that nicotine replacement therapy is just that; It replaces the nicotine in cigarettes with a more controllable source of nicotine. It is far easier for most people to reduce their nicotine consumption gradually rather than stopping suddenly.

  • Hi Valcano, here are some stop smoking symptoms.........

    After 20 minutes

    Blood pressure and pulse return to normal

    After 1 hour

    Your circulation improves, your hands and feet feel warmer

    After 8 hours

    Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels fall, oxygen in your blood returns to normal

    After 1 day

    Your lungs begin to work better, carbon monoxide removed from your body

    After 2 days

    Your taste and smell improves, nicotine is removed from your body

    After 3 days

    Breathing becomes easier, your energy levels increase

    After 2 to 12 weeks

    Withdrawal symptoms begin to ease, walking and daily tasks become easier to do

    After 1 to 2 months

    Withdrawal symptoms have stopped, your breathing and energy levels continue to improve

    After 6 months

    Risk of heart attack, cancer and other smoking related diseases begins to fall

    Marvin.

    Stop Smoking Tips

  • What has what you have just posted got to do with water though? i drink loads of water, but that doesn't help me to quit. :confused:

    Most of us know the standard 20 minutes does this...1 hour does this...ect ect doesn't have much effect when the craving is still there though. ;)

  • 8 glasses a day, still craving all day.

    I'm on day 12, I'm sure most of the toxins have been flushed, i'm swimming and drinking tons of water. In actuallity, water is my life now haha, and still... I really really really want to light one up. But I won't. I'm better than that. And the flushing out only works for three days, cause you are nicotine free after that.... after three days, it is all in your head. And don't let your guard down, because your head is as evil as the drug itself.

    Vike

  • On my Second day and finding it hard going. Loads of water isn't helping...just makes me rush to the toilet more often than usual. :D

  • Can I also add, sudenly increasing your water intake can hold side effects.

    A healing - crisis with symptoms that are flu-like and headaches might happen in the first few days.

    It's best to sip it, rather than drink pints in one go...

  • Good advices Seren,

    How are you doing now Sunny,

    Well done viking,

    Hey guys let us know how you are doing now.

    Marvin.

  • Heya marv!!

    More to the point how you doing?!!

  • Rofl my youngest had one of those dummies, way cool lol

  • quit smoking systems detox /cognitive thinking to quit totally

    Drinking water helps to keep the bodies toxin levels low. It IS effective in anyones attempt to quit as long as that person is serious in the attempt. This of course is the same for any quit method . In my own experience I bought herbal detox pills and researched opinions on the 'cognitive thinking processes' behind a persons attempt to quit ( so important).

    I can only speak from experience but Allen Carrs books help but I found the method I promote at : ihelpyouquit.com ( Time you were free from.....)

    were the most helpful. Read also my own downloadable Quit Story....

    ..I hope some of it may help anyone out there.

    Malbraman

  • Thank you for your input malbraman, simplicity,

    It would be very helpful if you could use your personal experience to support us. People here are working together, we form a large network of support of which is non judgmental, we quit our own way and we come from our own backgrounds. we hold 1 thing in common ~ we no longer wish to smoke.

    If you want to support and give help then may I suggest you talk about your quit and offer questions and answers that have a more personal feel.

    My heart sinks when I read such posts that assume that what worked for them will work for everyone.

    Well done in your quit x x and yes water intake is a marvelous yet pure simple way to help your body x x

    Please do refrain from advertising ~ Buffy

  • Thanks Buffy for your comments re my first post here on this site. In response I do intend over the next few weeks to offer advice and support to those trying to quit. I can confidently say that each person that I know who has successfully quit has done this using their own unique method. Yet yes there are some common denominators and I think these often overlooked details are often the most important ones.

    The most important of these is going into a quit attempt with a serious mindset. The pressures that come to bear will be too great for the feinthearted.With a real desire there are many different methods that can help steer the quitting smoker to a position of strength from which a sustained non smoking life can be enjoyed.

    I found that the process of detoxing helped. This may of course have been the placebo effect BUT it helped me through the difficult early days. It may not work for others. On the other hand I never had success with nicotine replacement therapies as I never found a way to wean myself off them. More organised and self disciplined people I know have done this successfully.

    Finding a process or method that you have faith in is half the battle. Time however is the real key. The longer you stay off cigarettes the easier it becomes. This is not a cliche but simple fact. If only new quitters can fully understand this then with patience and as said earlier a strong will a smoke free life can be rediscovered.

    Later this week I intend to give advice to those who might feel that they lack the will to succeed....for this can be accomplished too and is generally needed if the non smoker is not to return to smoking at a later stage.

    MALBRAMAN

  • I feel like I am sitting in on a very BORING lecture during my college days (yawn). Someone wake me up when it's over and the discussion begins.

    Cindy

  • Boring lecture agreed!

    Sorry for boring you or anyone with my previous post. This was not my intention but I agree it was dry to say the least.

    Anyway what I was trying to get across was the fact that most people quitting ,fail to understnd that it isnt the method that matters but the BELIEF in it.

    If you want to quit you probably will with the support of honest forums such as this and maybe a prop in the form of detox aids etc.Everyone out there probably already knows that limiting alchohol and drinking plenty of water will help too.I made clear I think ,my negative thoughts on nicotine replacement therapies because thats how I found them. You may be different.

    Once again apologies to anyone yawning at this type of post, I am new to posting to forums .

    But I do want to help others and having failed in at least 6 other quit attempts myself over many years I am just trying to pass on how and why I managed it finally so that other can benefit.

    Malbraman

  • I am sure your intentions are good but what you fail to understnd is that people don't like to be spoken down to in such an arrogant manner. Everyone is different some people have been through life experiences many people never even hear of in a lifetime. If you read our posts we are all supportive of each other and nonjudgmental.

    So if you read over your posts (and notice how randomly thrown in to threads that you haven't even replied to) I hope you can see why I find your attitude a little annoying, some people here, if you care to look, are finding it very difficult to quit and if NRT is the thing to help them through then I am all for it! I don't think they need someone to pop along and tell them that they have got it all wrong.

    I really hope that your latest quit is the eternal one but an ex smoker can never really say that they will never ever smoke again they can only believe they won't. You are no different from the other non smokers here we are all amazing people for not smoking regardless of anything else.

    I don't mean to offend you but I hope you understand why I am a little offended by your posts.

    ~ Buffy x

  • 'arrogance'

    Point taken. But I can only comment re my own experience. NRT didnt work for me so I am passing that on as my experience of it. As I have said it may be that others find it works for them. Great if it does and for those that this is the case please post your experience of it and help others too.

    As for my so called arrogance and talking down to people that really is over the top and uncalled for.I have 'life experiences' too you know.

    I lost my wife to lung cancer three months ago and in fact this was the reason I tried to quit in the first place, a reason why I created my own website dedicated to helping others to quit and the reason why I started my posts here just yesterday.That is not arrogance -far from it . My 'experience' is not a memory that makes for pretty reading. The slow painful death of someone you love watched in a drawn out way over many months and for which you feel partially responsible given that we shared the habit is not I can assure you a pleasant experience.

    My 'latest quit' is nothing of the sort you suggest.I have strong reasons why I am here at all passing on advice. I may be guilty of using language that appears detached from what you would prefer me to use but in fact I believe that if you will just be a little more patient I can help others here and that is what I intend to do . I believe that this is what this forum is all about.

    I do not have absolute answers, nor do I feel that I am an expert on this subject, who could ever say that.I do believe that someone out there may just benefit from something, even a detail, I may have to say. It comes from the heart not the brain but once again I can only comment from my own experience.Anyone out there , even just one person who having read anything I write regarding smoking that quits as a result is my ONLY reason for posting here.

    That is not arrogance Buffy.

  • Hello mal x x

    Well now we are getting somewhere x x

    I am sorry for your experience with your wife, it is an awful shame that we find ourselves in this sad position before we find the strength to make the change ourselves , how on earth do you see your partially to blame? it was her choice, as you make your choices too x x

    I do not feel my comments where over the top i acted on what info you chose to post. Arrogance is about enforcing impressions on others regardless of how they feel.

    Your quit was so driven how can you explain to people or expect them to feel the same?

    Does this not prove my point further? that a quit is so individual, NRT is great for people who want to quit. Cold turkey is all good too for those who so choose but, many of us end up cold turkey through bad experiences.

    we need your support around here, what you have been through should not be in vain x x

    Please, don't obsess just read what people post and answer from your heart. post a thread too ~ tell us how long you quit, why you quit etc

    ~ Buffy x

  • Hi Buffy

    Totaly agree with your last post.

    Mal

    it would be more help if you just told us your feelings. also I do know what its like to watch someone you love dye this way. I lost both my mum & dad One lasting 2weeks and one 6 months after being told. I nursed them both to the end LInda xx

  • Hi Buffy,

    Ok its been a bumpy ride my intro to this forum but perhaps that is a good thing.I think we may well get along a little better from this point on and more importantly find ways that we can agree on some quit smoking issues ( and agree to differ on others!)

    As for NRT I actually dont deny that it does work for many people. I just couldnt wean myself off it.A mate of mine swears by patches and he no longer needs to use them and is back in a degree of control. So they worked for him.

    My main problem over the years was always a lack of willpower in certain situations.......namely pubs!

    Perhaps I will start some threads next week and as you suggest respond more directly to others. Will leave this thread now as I am sure other readers have read enough and probably realise that we are both passionate about this cause and that has to be a good thing too .

    Thanks,

    Malbraman

  • Thank you Mal x x

    Look forward to hearing from you again, take care x

    Hey Linda x x keep missing you :rolleyes: hope you had a good weekend x x

  • Hello everyone!

    It has been long time I didn't get a chance to pariticipate here... sorry

    Well I was sick then I got an accident :( still have sling to support my broken shoulder. I missed pariticipating here...so I just want to tell you all I am back...

    Marvin.

  • Ouchy >_< sorry to hear that Marvin :(

    Welcome home :D

    ~Buffy x

  • Hi Valcano, here are some stop smoking symptoms.........

    After 20 minutes

    Blood pressure and pulse return to normal

    After 1 hour

    Your circulation improves, your hands and feet feel warmer

    After 8 hours

    Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels fall, oxygen in your blood returns to normal

    After 1 day

    Your lungs begin to work better, carbon monoxide removed from your body

    After 2 days

    Your taste and smell improves, nicotine is removed from your body

    After 3 days

    Breathing becomes easier, your energy levels increase

    After 2 to 12 weeks

    Withdrawal symptoms begin to ease, walking and daily tasks become easier to do

    After 1 to 2 months

    Withdrawal symptoms have stopped, your breathing and energy levels continue to improve

    After 6 months

    Risk of heart attack, cancer and other smoking related diseases begins to fall

    Marvin.

    Stop Smoking Tips

    this is so great.. i hope i'll be able to quit for long enough to see the results!:)

  • Thank you Buffy, I am getting well, it may gonna take a couple weeks...it just a damm situation...anyway have to deal with it.

    Oh yeah justquit you could get good result...

    Marv!!! (thank you for my new name)

  • finally helped

    after another of my "friends" gave me a smoke last time i quit i came up with this idea. dontgivemeasmoke.com/

    Now they all get the idea loud and clear

  • You guys got any idea about this cough problem after almost 1 and half year quit? :D dammm confused now...

    Marv

  • Might be asthma or such like :( need to go and see your doctor on that one ;)

    Well done for being quit still!!!

    Applause!!

    ~Buffy x x

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