Based on a pack a day at S$12.00,
I have saved S$13,140 over 3 years!
Research is showing that if you simply eat more fruit and vegetables, you may have an easier time staying tobacco-free for longer.
A study published online by University of Buffalo public health researchers, found that those who consumed the most fruit and vegetables were 3 times more likely to abstain from tobacco for at least 30 days than those consuming small amounts of fruit and vegetables. In addition, those consuming more fruit and vegetables smoked less often per day, waited longer before having their first daily cigarette, and scored better on a nicotine-dependent test.
Why does this increase of fruit and vegetables help:
- Smokers sometimes confuse hunger with smoking urges, therefore high the fibre content makes people feel fuller
- Unlike meats, alcohol, and caffeinated beverages, fruit and vegetables don’t enhance and may even worsen the taste of tobacco.
- Engaging in a healthier lifestyle could consciously and subconsciously cause smokers to further shift out of an unhealthy lifestyle involving smoking.
Support people who have quit. It’s extremely difficult to kick the habit, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.