Mindfulness Meditation Might Help You Smoke Less -- Even If You Aren't Trying To

Huffington Post - 'We found that participants who received IBMT training also experienced a significant decrease in their craving for cigarettes,' study researcher Yi-Yuan Tang, of Texas Tech University, said in a statement. 'Because mindfulness meditation promotes personal control and has been shown to positively affect attention and an openness to internal and external experiences, we believe that meditation may be helpful for coping with symptoms of addiction.'

Mindfulness meditation could help smokers cut back on the habit without them even realizing it.

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"We found that participants who received IBMT training also experienced a significant decrease in their craving for cigarettes," study researcher Yi-Yuan Tang, of Texas Tech University, said in a statement. "Because mindfulness meditation promotes personal control and has been shown to positively affect attention and an openness to internal and external experiences, we believe that meditation may be helpful for coping with symptoms of addiction."

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