Statistics show that cigarette smoking causes 240,000 deaths per year in the US alone. If you are trying to quit smoking without using nicotine patches, gums, or e-cigarette, going all-natural just might work for you.
And get this, a new study found that lime could help you quit smoking for good! The report concluded that fresh lime is an effective method of reducing cravings for cigarettes. It works effectively without any side effects.
In a new study published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand titled, “Efficacy of fresh lime for smoking cessation,”[i] researchers from the Department of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand tested the effectiveness of fresh lime as a smoking cessation aid compared with nicotine gum.
100 regular smokers aged 18 or older who were willing to quit were entered into a six-month long randomized, controlled trial, receiving either fresh lime (47) or nicotine gum (53) over the course of the study. Smoking reduction was confirmed through measuring exhaled carbon monoxide (CO).
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