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How to quit smoking in summer - Expert tips

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A popular summer drink could help curb nicotine cravings for those looking to quit smoking this summer, according to the Daily Express.

How to quit smoking in the summer

Vinod Kumar, Head of Digital Marketing at, suggests that some simple lifestyle changes can help reduce nicotine cravings.

Summer fruits and vegetables

Vinod explained that replacing smoking with summer fruits such as apples, strawberries, and blueberries can occupy your mouth and distract you from reaching for a cigarette.

Vegetable sticks like carrots, celery, and cucumbers can also mimic the smoking habit when cravings arise. Studies have shown that people who eat more fruits and vegetables are more likely to stay smoke-free for at least 30 days.

Cold tea

Cold summer beverages can indeed help curb smoking cravings. Vinod recommends specifically cold green tea for its health benefits, as antioxidants and amino acids help reduce the desire to smoke and may even repair tissues damaged by smoking.

Summer walks

Taking walks, jogging, and other outdoor activities not only ensure that you get the most out of the summer sun and vitamin D when it's abundant but also serve as an ideal distraction to replace the smoking habit. Some studies have shown that physical exercises can reduce withdrawal effects and create motivation to refrain from smoking.

Meditation for stress relief

Meditation, yoga, or other stress-relieving activities can be conducted outdoors in local parks to make the most of the summer months. They promote relaxation, mental well-being, mindfulness, and self-control - all crucial for overcoming cravings and fostering discipline.

Avoid temptations

Summer is filled with temptations for those trying to quit smoking, especially social gatherings with friends who smoke or attending public events where smoking is accepted and encouraged.

While avoiding such situations can be challenging, Vinod noted that for those in the early stages of quitting smoking, it's crucial to avoid triggers at all costs.

Scientists have revealed that certain factors can shorten your life more than smoking.

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