Snack on raw vegetables, such as carrots or celery sticks, to avoid weight gain, rather than convenience-type snack foods that are high in calories and fat.

Use a soda straw as a makeshift cigarette for the first few hours or days after quitting. Cut the straw into the length of a cigarette and simply inhale through it when the urge to smoke strikes.

Sign up for six acupuncture sessions within a two-week period, the length of time it takes for nicotine to completely leave the blood.

Fish oil helps lung recovery by reducing inflammation that causes irritated lungs.

Note: Please consult with your health care provider before taking any herbs or supplements.

Sources: Nick Buratovich, NMD; Andrew McIntyre, LAc.