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Did you know that Nettle can help you quit smoking?

31 May World No Tobacco Day

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco and paying awareness to the non-smoker population whose health is also in danger because of smokers. WHO (World Health Organization) is fighting the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. Claim your right to healthy living and let’s protect future generations!

This is especially important these days as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of coronavirus. WHO calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation.

Smoking is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. Many smokers look to natural remedies to help them quit, but not all of them are effective or actually safe for you to use.

Nettle in cigarettes?

There are over 1500 plants that have been documented for use as smoke. Some people may find it helpful to use herbal smoking blends when they are lessening their dependence on tobacco. For some, smoking is also often a ritualistic part of the day.

Herbal cigarettes have received increasing attention as a non-smoking aid, sales of herbal cigarettes are increasing. Research shows that herbal cigarettes compared with regular cigarettes can be just as harmful in terms of the carcinogens they carry. When you breathe in the smoke of a herbal cigarette, you’re breathing those harmful toxins – tar, carbon monoxide, and other toxins – directly into your lungs.

Herbal cigarettes are also used in acting scenes by performers who are non-smokers, or where anti-smoking legislation prohibits the use of tobacco in public spaces.

Dried nettle leaves are used mixed with tobacco to flavour it in regular cigarettes. Nettle is also a widely used herb ingredient in the increasingly popular herbal smoking blends.

If you want to do the best for your own and your loved ones’ health, use nettle in a tea or cook a delicious meal with it. 

Nettle tea to help you quit?

There are some “Quit Smoking Herbal Tea” available on the market. Most of them contain nettle leaf, mullein, oatstraw, peppermint and black pepper essential oil, which is scientifically proven to help with the craving for nicotine when the oil is inhaled.

Stop smoking, you can do that!