Smoking Cessation
    Program Highlights

    Our smoking cessation program helps you understand the key reasons why you are unable to quit smoking. Understanding the root cause of your problem with help from a Weljii health and wellness coach will enable self-directed roadmap to recovery. You will be driven by intrinsic motivation to make lifestyle and behavioral changes for a better quality of life. The entire process is based on evidence based behavioral modifications and scientific research.

    What You Get?:

    • A personalized and self-paced plan that helps you quit smoking
    • A supportive environment that fosters change and anchors inner motivation for smoking cessation
    • Identification of your smoking triggers and replacing them with healthy alternatives
    • Co-developing resources that empower you to quit smoking
    • Development of healthy lifestyle modifications that increase your ability to manage life positively without tobacco dependence
    • Long term support in maintaining a tobacco free life

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    Smoking Cessation

    Introduction to Smoking Cessation

    Oral consumption of tobacco or smoking can be very addictive. A smoking cessation program helps you quit smoking through behavioral change that reduces nicotine addiction. However, smoking cessation is not an easy task as the long-term dependency on smoking often makes withdrawal difficult.

    Why opt for Smoking Cessation?

    Apart from the addictive dependency on tobacco there are numerous health hazards associated with smoking. Giving up smoking can drastically alter your life and health, reducing the risk of lung and heart diseases, improving reproductive health, and minimizing the risk of cancers. Smoking cessation also helps people around you, protecting them from passive smoking – wherein people inhale the smoke you exhale and develop smoking related health problems without actively smoking themselves.

    There are other health and lifestyle benefits which happen when you quit smoking as well, such as,

    Get better looking skin

    Smoking makes your skin look older, wrinkly, and leathery. People who smoke get skin wrinkles much earlier in life compared to those who do not. For better, healthier skin, join a smoking cessation program and do away with this unhealthy habit.

    Lose the peculiar smell

    All smokers have a peculiar smokey smell associated with them, which emanates from their room, car, clothes, hands, and mouth. Since smoking also dulls your sense of smell and taste, most smokers do not realize that they smell. It may be one reason why people avoid your company. Quit smoking to get rid of the smell.

    Socialize more

    As mentioned above, non-smokers tend to avoid people who smoke a lot. Even family members may start avoiding close contact with compulsive smokers. This might be one reason holding you back in personal and professional life. Moreover, it may affect your mental wellbeing, causing social withdrawal and social anxiety. Quit smoking to get back on good terms with your friends, family, and colleagues.

    Get fitter

    Smoking affects your stamina. Physical activities like running, working out, climbing stairs, or something as simple as walking can become tedious over time. Quitting will infuse new energy in your system, restore your immunity, and help you overcome many lifestyle disorders related to smoking.

    Save your money

    Why waste money on something that makes you dull, dependent and leads to bad health. It doesn’t matter if you smoke a couple of cigarettes a day or smoke a whole pack or more, the savings in the long run can be significant. Cigarettes and tobacco products are only going to get more expensive in the future, so quit as soon as you can to save your health and wealth.

    Physical Symptoms of Smoking Cessation & Nicotine Withdrawal

    Quitting smoking is a difficult thing to do because of nicotine dependency. While smoking, nicotine affects your heart, blood vessels, brain, and hormones. The absence of nicotine will cause certain physical and mental changes that may not be easy to fight. Sometimes withdrawal symptoms are so strong that people lapse back to smoking. Smokers willing to quit might have to go through this number of times before eventually quitting. The symptoms may include:

    Nicotine cravings

    The first sign or withdrawal symptom that affects you when you quit smoking is the urge for nicotine consumption. The first of these cravings can happen as soon as 30 minutes after you resolve to quit. The first few days after quitting are crucial for the success of any smoking cessation plan, as you must be willing enough to not to give in when nicotine cravings strike.

    Excessive food cravings

    Nicotine in tobacco smoke affects the neurotransmitters in the brain which reduces appetite. Once you quit smoking, nicotine is no longer interfering with your hunger. In turn, it will make you want to eat more. In some cases, people try to replace smoking with eating which can cause weight management issues if you are not careful.


    Another major withdrawal symptom for tobacco smokers is the feeling of dizziness or light headedness. In some cases it might be unnoticeable and very mild but in others you may need proper diet, medication, and rest for recovery.

    Stomach disorders

    Lack of nicotine in body will affect the intestines as well. After you quit smoking, proper movement of intestines may be affected for some time, causing gas, abdominal pains and constipation.


    Most people smoke to get the nicotine kick and buck up. Slowly they start relying on cigarettes to stay alert and active throughout the day. No nicotine, means no kick. This makes people feel exhausted and tired quickly.


    Nicotine is like a powerhouse for smokers. Cutting down on it will make them feel restless and incomplete. They will find it uncomfortable and difficult to sleep without smoking, leading to insomnia.


    Nicotine can cause build up of mucous in the respiratory tract. Once the nicotine kick is gone, our body's internal system starts clearing up the mucous which can cause dry throat, cough, and runny nose.

    Ways to Quit Smoking

    • Find a reason Look for something that inspires you to quit the deadly habit. It could be a professional ambition, a personal goal or a loved one in your life. Think that smoking is doing no good but taking away the things you love and care for. Understanding the hazardous health outcomes and realizing the impact on your personal and professional life can act as a stimulant for quitting.
    • Cold turkey This is one of the most common, yet difficult way to quit. It may not work out most of the times. But once achieved it stays there for good. Cold turkey is a method when one completely gives up smoking in one go. The withdrawal may be difficult but if handled with strong will this could prove successful.
    • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) It is not the smoking which is tough to quit, it is the addictive dependency of nicotine which is difficult to give up. When a sudden cut off does not work, NRT can be helpful, especially for people who have had previous difficulty in sticking to their cessation plan. NRT replaces the source of nicotine by replacing smoking cigarettes with nicotine patches, chewing gums, sprays, etc. These help you slowly move away from smoking.
    • Avoid triggers When trying to quit, avoid things, places, people and activities that will remind you of smoking. Do not drink or do any other kind of drugs. If you have been in a habit of taking drags while you have tea, then avoid drinking it for some time; switch to coffee or other non-alcoholic drinks. Try to spend more time with family and non-smoker friends. Keeping your distance from smokers will positively stimulate to stay away from this addiction. Break away from your smoking routine, for example, if you were in a habit to take that one last cigarette after dinner, then try replacing it with other productive things.
    • Cleanse the aura of your home Pull out everything from your house that would remind you of smoking. Throw away any packets, ash trays, lighters or any other accessories that was used for smoking or during smoking. Wash the linen and clean the house to do away with the smokey smell. Use good air fresheners to boost positivity and freshness; use aroma lamps or humidifiers with calming essential oils. Do the same for your car and work space.
    • Look for support Look around and find people who can support you fight the addiction. Talk to a health and wellness coach or someone who inspires you to become the better version of yourself. Find support groups via social media or otherwise. Staying connected with people who have similar goals can help sustain the desire to quit.

    Coaching for Smoking Cessation

    If you are planning to quit smoking, you can also employ a health and wellness coach for chalking out a smoking cessation plan. Health and wellness coaches account for your personal and behavioral needs when creating lifestyle modification plans that help achieve your personal goals, for instance, smoking cessation. Here is how a health and wellness coach will help you quit smoking permanently,

    • Help you fully understand the benefits of smoking cessation
    • Create a self-paced smoking cessation plan that suits your lifestyle
    • Create a supportive environment that fosters change and anchors inner motivation for smoking cessation
    • Help identify your smoking triggers and replace them with healthy alternatives
    • Co-develop resources that empower yourself to quit smoking
    • Provide long-term support for maintaining a tobacco-free life

    A health and wellness coach helps patients stick to their cessation plan and avoid fall back, which usually happens with self-managed plans. They also provide behavioral coaching without making any judgements or making patients feel ashamed for their addiction. Moreover, the plans are regularly reviewed to see if they are effective and if need be, interim changes are made to avoid drug dependency of any kind or relapse.

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    Preeti and her team are doing groundbreaking work in personal health management and preventing lifestyle diseases in India. Preeti Rao’s key professional accolades include:
    • Integrative Health Expert, USA
    • Worksite Wellness Expert, USA
    • Integrative Health & Wellness Coach & Consultant, USA
    • 20 + National and International Experience in leading Integrative Health Centers, Hospitals, Corporates and Insurance Companies
    • Former Reebok Brand Ambassador, India.
    • Former Health & Wellness Coach & Expert at Max Hospitals World
    • "Women Transforming India" Award, Niti Ayog and United Nation
    • Winner of “Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur- Health” Award, ASSOCHAM
    • Best Wellness Coach, Navi Mumbai Chamber of Commerce
    • Presenter, speaker and panelist in leading TV Channels, Industry Events and Conference

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    Together in partnership, we eradicate the root cause of disease and reduce the changes of it recurring by making lifestyle behavioural changes that last a lifetime” – Preeti Rao

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