Magnesium antagonizes the NMDA (N-Methyl-D-aspartate) that stimulate dopamine release. This helps reduce the addiction to nicotine. Magnesium also reduces nicotine’s bad effects on the NMDA by increasing GABA (Gamma amino butyric acid) synthesis which is a positive neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation. This lowers the satisfaction a smoker derives from nicotine
Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness where just particular or specific parts of reality are altered to put the person under compulsion to follow a cue from an external source such as a comment or a sound. It can influence a smoker to relate the smoking experience to something unpleasant which makes giving up even faster
People who smoke have benefitted from acupuncture which has helped them to give up. Acupuncture by inserting needles into certain places that are directly linked to the lungs, airways, and mouth. This reduces the craving for nicotine and the taste for tobacco.
Studies have shown that even working out with a moderate intensity routine for 5 minutes can create a short term reduction in the craving for smoking. Alternately, when you are trying to give up smoking and it induces stress and irritability walking is a great de-stressing exercise to calm your mind.
5) Nicotine Patch
Nicotine patches have been shown to work very well and many smokers trying to give up have found them helpful. Studies have found that the effect of the patches increase if combined with drugs like varenicline and bupropion. The doses of these medications are determined by how many cigarettes a smoker smokes in a day and how frequently they do. However never dose yourself and always consult a doctor.
6) Chewing a lime wedge
When you are trying to quit and get a craving, chew the skin of a lime wedge or lime slice. This reduces the craving because lime is rich in vitamin C which is a popular and powerful antioxidant.