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Old 01-30-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: 'da U.P. or Bust!
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Default Best Way To Detox After Quitting Smoking?

Hi, I've just quit smoking after 5 long yrs of at least a pack a day. The final straw was the forced consumption of the new Fire Saftey Cigs which have extra toxic additives which were making me immediately sick. I do think this was a blessing though as it finally broke me of the filthy, destructive habit. My question is this: what is the best way to detox my body of these toxins? Is there a supplement, drink, or special food that I should add to my diet to encourage my body to eliminate these poisons? Thank you in advance for any/all suggestions!
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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First of all congratulations on quitting smoking! It is a tough one - one that I am still unfortunately working on.

My understanding is that the body actually cleanses itself of the toxins pretty quickly and thoroughly. I have heard that one of the best things to do is drink lots of water though I'm not sure why and of course exercise. Maybe with lots of exercise you sweat it all out. Sorry could help more but again wanted to congratulate you.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Hi, I've just quit smoking after 5 long yrs of at least a pack a day. The final straw was the forced consumption of the new Fire Saftey Cigs which have extra toxic additives which were making me immediately sick. I do think this was a blessing though as it finally broke me of the filthy, destructive habit. My question is this: what is the best way to detox my body of these toxins? Is there a supplement, drink, or special food that I should add to my diet to encourage my body to eliminate these poisons? Thank you in advance for any/all suggestions!

Congratulations!
Yogi Tea!!!
DeTox Tea
People use this (in way too vast a quantity) to pass drug pee tests and it works.
And drink lots of good clean water.
And, if you don't exercise already, start .... sweat!!!
And start doing deep breathing ... anytime and anywhere and it's a great thing to do if / when you're craving a smoke.
Just breathe!

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Congratulations!
Yogi Tea!!!
DeTox Tea
People use this (in way too vast a quantity) to pass drug pee tests and it works.
And drink lots of good clean water.
And, if you don't exercise already, start .... sweat!!!
And start doing deep breathing ... anytime and anywhere and it's a great thing to do if / when you're craving a smoke.
Just breathe!
Excellent advice to which I'll add eating as many raw veggies/fiber as you can stand to help scrub the digestive system of the toxins your body will flush that way. Make oatmeal your friend for breakfast for the next few months. These toxins are some you don't want to linger in your lower colon at all!
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the kind words and advice, I greatly appreciate it! I like oatmeal so that's a plus and I already drink a lot of water so I just need to add raw fruits and veggies and try to get some exercise. It has not been easy to quit and frankly I don't think I would have been able to do it right now but these FSC cigarettes do taste terrible and were making me immediately sick. Being that my options were to either roll my own, buy non-FSC cigs online, or quit, I chose to just quit smoking. I've wanted to quit for awhile anyways so it seemed better sooner than later. I wish everyone who's trying to quit good luck and to just keep trying, eventually you will stay quit!
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Best Way To Detox After Quitting Smoking? (diet, exercise, water)


Drink a lot of water and I used tootsie roll pops, gave me something to do with my hands, just be aware the first 4 days are gonna be miserable, resign yourself that you are gonna gain weight, you really can start to lose the extra poundage after about 6 months smoke free. Tapering off did not work for me, I was still smoking.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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Bananas! GO BANANAS!

Wanna Quit Smoking?? Or have a Hangover?? Try 2 Bananas a Day - Fun and Food Blog

"Bananas can help people trying to give up smoking, as the high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal."

You naturally flush out the chemicals in about 3 days but its going to take 6-8 weeks for your brain to start to reset. For a couple months there you are going to be moody and get cravings. After you get past the 3 month marker it gets a lot easier for most. Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Congratulations. I would suggest you take that $4 aday you were spending and invest it in vitamin supplements and a gym. You will probably pick up some weight. With good exercise it will become muscle!
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:24 AM
 
Location: New York
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I am with you on quitting smoking =) Congrats to you! It is quite the battle.

Detoxing:
Drink Orange Juice for vitamin C. Orange juice is also known to help fight the urge to smoke.
Drink lots of water. You don't have to drink more than 8 glasses a day, but drinking water helps pass toxins quickly.
Sweat - whether its the use of a sauna or a workout sweat helps release the toxins & keep off the extra weight you may gain.

Also I've heard of these detox foot pad things. You place the pads on the bottoms of your feet before bed and then remove them in the morning. I heard it is pretty gross at the site of the pads and a reinforcement of why staying smoke free is important. I believe they can be purchased at your local drug store or even wal-mart.

Congrats to you and I hope you stay smoke free!! I'm on day 20 and I'm trying to detox FAST because I'm breaking out on my face SO bad. The doctor said it is the poisons trying to leave my body naturally.. o geezz I want this over with.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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I quit smoking today with a plan I planned since August. I'm also starting a detox diet and drinking 4 glasses of Detox Tea per day (Traditional Medicinals).

Well if any of the other posters that quit could respond here it would be good motivation, let me know if you quit for good. I was smoking 2 packs a day for 12 years. So I'm hoping I don't have too many obstacles.

I tried quitting like 4 years ago but found myself wanting to smoke, then I asked a fellow former smoker for advice and he said that you have to be ready to quit, so now after a few months of planning, and my uncle was just diagnosed with lung cancer (on thanksgiving), I decided today is the day to stop smoking. I just needed a few days to get my mental state prepared for quitting.
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