Water is critical for the human body to function properly. It makes up two-thirds of our body weight, and every cell and organ depends on it. Without water, a person would die within just a few days.
When we quit smoking, water eases several of the discomforts associated with nicotine withdrawal:
- Hunger/urge to eat
- Cravings to smoke
Water also helps flush residual nicotine out of the body, and by keeping yourself well-hydrated, you'll feel better overall. That can only help as you make your way through the discomforts of nicotine withdrawal.Sources:
Water in Diet. 02 September 2005. Medline Plus.
Nurses Can Help Smokers Quit. January 1993. National Institutes of Health.