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I have a few family members that have struggled with smoking cessation. It is a very up and down process. They will be okay for a few months then something stressful happens and they pick it up again. No matter what they have tried, it seems like quitting will not stick. I think alternative treatments could be the next step. Maybe if they had something else to turn to when life got stressful they wouldn’t immediately turn to cigarettes. I think yoga is a great idea to try. Not only will it help with stress reduction it is also evidence B for smoking cessation. I also find it interesting that black pepper has been studied for smoking cessation. I never would have guessed that pepper had any health benefits. Maybe a combination of all of these alternative treatments might be the key to make cessation stick.
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