Using Herbs to Quit Smoking Cigarettes
Want to Quit Smoking? How Herbal Blends Can Soothe Your Nicotine Fix
With an organic herbal smoking blend alternative, you can quit smoking tobacco — and not be a flaming A-hole in the process.
Seen this ad?
“I’m Henry Hill, and I quit smoking with a pharmaceutical — side effects may include farting, seizures, and heart attacks….”
You don’t need to be a Hollywood movie star or a Wiseguy to wonder if there’s a better way to quit smoking than a freaking heart-fart attack.
Can you effectively quit smoking cigarettes with a tobacco alternative like an herbal smoking blend?
Stats to Cough On
Using herbs to quit smoking by slowly replacing tobacco over time drastically increases your chances of quitting. By themselves, quitting smoking by the numbers can be a little intimidating. Odds are if you white-knuckle a smoking fix, you’re bound to fail — 9 times out of 10.
About 70% of the 46 million smokers in the US want to quit. But just going cold turkey, 95% will fail, according to a 2014 study published in the National Library of Medicine. With the help of a smoking cessation program, 20 to 40% will manage to quit for a year or more.
There are prescription drugs you can take that will double your chances — like that one on YouTube for Chantix featuring Ray Liotta from the movie Goodfellas. But most include side effects that could land you in a nursing home or an awkward Tinder date.
Those are your risks as an ex-smoker on prescription drugs like Chantix — side effects like heart attacks and flatulence. Any questions?
of 46 million US smokers want to quit
will fail when trying to quit cold turkey
Healing Herbs to Quit Smoking
Is there a natural alternative to kick the ashtray? Absolutely! The herbs are here to help you. Though success varies for each individual, it is possible to wean yourself off cigarettes with organic herbal blends.
By mixing tobacco with organic herbs, and gradually increasing the herbal content of the blend, you can eventually become totally tobacco free with less stress — no white knuckles — minimal anxiety — in fact you hardly even want to murder anyone.
Quit smoking — naturally — and not be a flaming A-hole in the process. How Zen is that?
Cessation Sessions — Blending With Herbs
I always rolled my own cigarettes. It saved money, and I could trick myself into thinking it wasn’t so bad for me. But that gunk I hacked up in the shower every morning didn’t lie. My throat burned. My lungs ached and never felt healthy. Everyday, I needed my cigarette fix — like every habitual smoker with a monkey on their back.
So I started mixing my tobacco with various organic herbs — mugwort, lobelia, passion flower, and others. I began with a 60% tobacco-herb smoking mix, gradually working down to 40%, 15% and then down to nothing. The withdrawals were subtle — I hardly noticed. Gradually, it got to where I couldn’t smoke more than 15% tobacco without getting a headache or wanting to puke. Using these herbs to quit smoking a was a fairly gradual and smooth process.
Today, I am 100% tobacco free — not a nicotine monkey in sight.
Three Herbs to Help Quit Smoking & Curb Nicotine Withdrawal
Lobelia is incredibly effective as a smoking cessation agent, as it binds to the same receptors in the brain as nicotine does. But unlike tobacco, lobelia can relieve a number of respiratory ailments. In fact, it’s known to ease muscles and improve blood flow. It can even be used as a topical to relieve muscle pain and joint lumps triggered by rheumatoid arthritis.
This herb features a variety of beneficial components such as triterpenes, flavonoids and coumarin derivatives among others. It has a subtly sedative effect that can relax the mind, ease insomnia, and calm digestive problems. Because of its subtle hallucinogenic properties, mugwort is often called a “dream herb.” In fact, it’s often used in sleep pillows to induce lucid dreaming. Mugwort’s ability to ease the mind, relax the body, and improve sleep can help with nicotine withdrawal.
3. Passion Flower
Dried as a leaf and smoked or used as a tea, passion flower has a long history among Native Americans in North America. It is known to balance moods, deepen sleep, and ease symptoms of withdrawal. In a 2001 study for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, passion flower extract performed as well as oxazepam but with fewer short-term side effects. It is known to help balance blood sugar and ease the cravings of addictions like nicotine.
Three Bear Blend Herbs to Help You Quit Smoking
Our most aromatic blend, the Original Bear Blend has a mild relaxing and soothing effect. The Original blend has herbs like mugwort, rose petals, calendula flowers, and lobelia that produce a floral, full-bodied smoke.
Earthy and energizing, our Vizion Bear Blend inspires clarity and awareness. The Vizion blend brings together a wonderful combination of herbs like gingko biloba, yerba mate, lobelia, mugwort, and calamus. Its earthy tones with a slight hint of tobacco flavorings make it the perfect tobacco substitute.
Activating and flavorful, our Amazon Bear Blend inspires balance and alert relaxation. The clove flavor makes a nice tobacco substitute. The Amazon blend combines herbs like clove, lobelia, vanilla bean, calamus, and mugwort to create an unforgettable delicious flavor.
All Bear Blends are made from the finest herbs; 100% USDA certified certified organic, biodynamic and fair trade. The blends are hand-crafted in a USDA certified organic facility in Southern California.
Bear Blends can be used as a tea, a smoke, a vape or an incense. They contain no marijuana, are completely legal, and will not cause a false reading on a drug test.
Chill out — meditate — relax — nothing to stress about. Now put that in your pipe and smoke it.
A freelance writer for hire, Matt Gallagher is the face and voice behind Web Copy Magician. He enjoys Bear Blend as a tea to spiritually reconnect with nature and the therapeutic wonders of chlorophyll.
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