Help To Stop Smoking
Willpower / 'Cold Turkey'
Many smokers try to quit smoking by using willpower alone, or going cold-turkey as it's sometimes called.
While this is the least expensive option, as it costs nothing, it also has the lowest success rate. Some will succeed using this method, particularly if they also go to an NHS support group. The success rate is considered to be up to 6 percent of those who try to stop smoking. Those who use willpower alone may find they have bad cravings for a period of time.
Different Ways to Quit Smoking
If you're seeking help to stop smoking then there are various options open to you:
- Nicotine Replacement Products
- E Cigs / Vaping
- Complementary & Alternative Therapies
These are described in more detail on the comparisons page
Smokers often ask the following questions:
Is Smoking a Habit or Addiction?
Smoking has often been described as an addiction, because of the dependency smokers have to cigarettes and tobacco and the difficulty smokers have in quitting smoking.
However there are those who would claim the problem is just one of habit. In a study carried out in 2010 Dr Dar of Tel Aviv University found that the intensity of cravings for cigarettes had more to do with the psychosocial element of smoking than with the physiological effects of nicotine as an addictive chemical. You can read more at http://www.israel21c.org/health/smoking-a-habit-not-an-addiction/
I have met many people over the years who had quit smoking and who told me they found it to be easy. So perhaps it's all in the mind!
This site is sponsored by London hypnotherapist Brian Jacobs www.hypnoticsolutions.co.uk