What if I told you it is easy to quit smoking and you can do it today? What if I told you that stopping smoking was as easy as sitting down and listening to some relaxing sounds?
What if you could do all of this and not have any cravings?
If you are a smoker as I was in my teens you realize that those cravings never really leave you, they are always there waiting in the background, waiting for a moment of weakness or when you have had a glass or two of wine or beer and bam they pounce and suddenly you would sell your grandmother for a cigarette at that moment.
There is a bit of artistic license in the above statement but most ex-smokers know the feeling of having a sudden urge to smoke come on and many times for no reason.
I know that the idea of being a slave to those feelings creates quite a bit of anxiety as well.
Treatment for Smoking Addiction
Mainstream science and the health services do offer ways to stop nicotine addiction. There are pharmaceutical drugs you can take such as Chantrix that do work about 4-50% of the time.
A friend of mine Steve used them and he did stop smoking but he was also awake all day and night for 3 weeks because insomnia is a major side effect of Chantrix.
You could try e-cigarettes (ecigarettes), they work for some people as you gradually wean yourself off nicotine.
If you are lucky you could get some form of psychological therapy from a doctor such as bio-feedback or mindfulness and their success rate is quite high. The problem is it’s hard to get these types of therapies, invariably you are offered drugs first.
There are some other ways you may be offered help in quitting tobacco addiction such as nicotine patches, antidepressants, clonidine and talking to someone but the success rate on most of these therapies is quite low and with drugs such as varenicline there is a warning in place about increased risk of suicide. Not too good then.
Generally good practical advice is given, su