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Why Nicotine Withdrawal is Actually Good for You



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every smoker is afraid of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms but do you have to

really worry about that the answer may surprise you hi Nasia

Davos here in this video you will learn why nicotine withdrawal is actually a

good thing I know this may sound very very weird to some of you but all I ask

is for you to listen with an open mind because being terrified of the

withdrawal it prevents you from quitting and when you experience the withdrawal

and you see it as a bad thing this can make you relapse and maybe you've been

there but when you understand why the withdrawal is good for you this can help you

go through it easily so keep watching to find out 6 reasons why withdrawal is

not as bad as you may think and why you should embrace it

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more videos that will help you stop smoking so what is nicotine withdrawal

nicotine withdrawal happens when nicotine and toxins leave your body

withdrawal starts around 30 to 45 minutes after you smoke a cigarette so

when you're a smoker you have withdrawal every day and all day long the thing is

that when you stop smoking when you stop supplying your body with nicotine you

have more intense withdrawal that eventually ends some examples of nicotine

withdrawal symptoms are cough brain fog agitation smoking dreams tingling in

your hands and feet physical and mental cravings or anxiety now of course you're

not going to experience everything but if you want to learn more about the

nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to face them check the links I added for

you in the description so let's get to it

why embrace the nicotine withdrawal well

first of all is not worse than a common cold when you have a flu you have

symptoms like fever you feel shaky and you feel tired you have those symptoms

because your body is trying to fight off the toxins

and the infection the same thing with the nicotine withdrawal you have nicotine

withdrawal symptoms because your body is fighting off the drug and the toxins

reason number two the withdrawal is temporary it's not gonna last forever

the nicotine withdrawal will end as long as you stay nicotine free now all the

withdrawal symptoms that you may experience they can last from a couple of days to a

couple of weeks depending on each person but if you're using nicotine substitutes

or if you vape this is gonna prolong this is gonna extend the nicotine

withdrawal because you keep supplying your body with nicotine

the third reason why you should embrace the withdrawal is that it is not harmful to your health

it's actually helpful for example if you experience cough and chest pain this may

seem bad but what really happens is that the muscles in your chest contract so

they can expel all the mucus that has been accumulating in your lungs all

those years so it looks bad but it's a good thing or if you experience tingling

in your hands and your feet this happens because oxygen is finally flowing

properly properly to these areas of your body or when you have physical cravings

it's because you have less and less nicotine in your body or if you

experience signs of depression and anxiety it's because your brain starts

regulating dopamine the feel-good chemical in your brain naturally so that

you can feel good without needing nicotine so that your emotions are not

controlled by nicotine anymore and so that you can feel rewarded without

nicotine because quitting smoking and this has been proven by research time

and time again quitting smoking decreases depression and anxiety even if

you have chronic depression and anxiety and it increases happiness but for you

to reach that point you need to go through this adjustment period that we

call withdrawal now the fourth reason why you should embrace the withdrawal is

that you can easily overcome it if you change your perspective your frame of

mind if you change how you see smoking the mental addiction in 1971 during the

Vietnam War 20% of the US soldiers with heroine addicts they were addicted to

heroin and the government was worried and

that's why they created the Special Action Office of Drug Abuse

Prevention to track those soldiers and see what's going on and prevent them

from relapsing so what happens is that after leaving the war only 5%

of the soldiers that were addicted to heroin only 5%

relapsed within a year and 12% relapsed within three years

so basically 90% 90% this is a huge number 90% of heroine

addicts quit basically overnight no withdrawals no pains nothing and the

researchers concluded that this happened because they changed their environment they

went from war to home so their triggers were gone the reasons for using were

gone and they changed how they saw their addiction and that's what I want you to

take from it you need to change your context your frame of mind and your

routine because quitting smoking is a mind game it is as big of a deal and as

difficult as you make it to be it's all about context and if they can

overcome heroin withdrawal you can definitely overcome nicotine withdrawal

now not only you should embrace the nicotine withdrawal but you can actually

enjoy it so the fifth reason is that the withdrawal is a sign of health healing

and progress it is a sign that your body adjusts back to normal health it is a

sign that you're doing things right if you don't experience any withdrawal

symptoms then how do you know you're overcoming the addiction withdrawal is a

sign your body is actually changing it is a feedback loop it is a conversation

between you and your body it's your body telling you hey you did the best you

could you quit smoking be patient with me I'm changing just stay away from

nicotine and smoking and now the sixth reason is that the withdrawal is a

reminder of your effort and a reminder of how many changes your body had to go

through trying to heal and if nothing else this can make it harder for you to

go back it's like touching a hot stove it's gonna hurt a little bit

but next time you're around a hot stove you're gonna remember your past

experience and hopefully step back and that's what I want you to do if you

remember all the changes you had to make this is gonna stop you from picking up a

cigarette after you quit now I'm not telling you you have to suffer but just

remember how it felt like to be addicted so to sum up you should embrace the

nicotine withdrawal because it's not worse than a common cold

it's your mental state that makes all the difference

also the withdrawal is temporary it's not harmful to your health it's helpful

and it's easy to overcome it if you change your frame of mind if you see it

as a trauma it's gonna be painful but if you're a happy about quitting you're

gonna see it as freedom signs and I invite you to change its name call it

freedom signs because our words the words we use change our experience so if

the word the phrase nicotine withdrawal has a negative connotation for you or

if it makes you feel bad just change how you call it you can call it freedom

signs or something else that makes you feel empowered because the nicotine

withdrawal is a sign of health healing and progress and a reminder that you

don't want to go back to smoking so thank you so much for watching if you

want to overcome the mental addiction and change how you see smoking make sure

you get the foundational video of the CBQ method the CBQ method is a 4

stage method that helps you overcome the mental addiction and change your frame

of mind because the mental addiction is the biggest part of the smoking

addiction and if you overcome that everything is gonna be easy and you can

follow the CBQ method even if you have already quit exactly because it

helps you overcome the mental dependence on smoking so if you like this video

hit the like button below subscribe to this channel and leave a comment and let

me know what's an empowering name you can give to your withdrawal see you in

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