According to one author, yes. To date, over 13 million copies of the book have been sold, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. Carr was a heavy chain smoker — claiming to smoke upwards of cigarettes 5 packs daily. When he was 48 years old, a series of events including a trip to a hypnotherapist and the true realization that he was a nicotine addict, not just a person with a habit, culminated with him putting down cigarettes forever. After that, he decided to try and help as many people as he could to quit smoking, and he began with this book.
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Hypnosis11 Natural ways to quit smoking The following section covers a variety of methods that do not require any substitute for the nicotine in your cigarettes. The aim is that by stopping smoking, without any support, and utilising sheer willpower they will overcome their nicotine addiction and be free. Who can use it: Anyone can try to stop smoking using willpower. Comment: The big issue with this method is that the smoker is left with a feeling that they have lost or given something up.
Over time this normally leads to a yearning and longing desire to return to smoking. The yearning often leads to substitution eating or drinking instead of smoking which in turn, leads to weight gain. The former smoker feels constantly deprived and whenever they think about cigarettes or experience a moment when they might normally smoke, they feel miserable. This is often a recipe for failure. It just means that you chose the wrong method. Ironically, very strong-willed people can find the willpower method particularly difficult.
After all, which child will scream longest and loudest when you take away their favourite toy at dinner time, the strong-willed one or the weak-willed one? In fact, succeeding on the willpower method can be very difficult indeed 1. The aim is to mitigate withdrawal symptoms and hence make it easier to quit. Nicotine withdrawal is actually very mild and as long as the correct method is used to quit smoking, acupuncture is therefore neither helpful nor necessary 1.
At the live seminars it takes around 5 hours and the smoker carries on smoking until they feel ready to throw their cigarettes away. There are absolutely no shock or scare tactics, and no uncomfortable discussion of health implications. Smokers know all about those already. In a recent study, funded by the Irish Government, it was shown to be nearly twice as successful as the Irish stop smoking service Quit. There is also a full money back guarantee.
The following section covers a variety of nicotine substitutes that are available. Nicotine replacement therapy NRT Treatment: This involves the smoker swapping cigarettes for nicotine gum, patches, inhalators, puffers, nasal sprays, mouth sprays, or lozenges. The therapy therefore provides nicotine but without the tar, carbon monoxide and other poisonous chemicals found in smoking. The aim is that over time the smoker or vaper moves completely to NRT and then phases out the gum or patches to become free of nicotine.
Anyone breast-feeding or pregnant should seek medical advice. In fact, very few smokers using NRT are successful in stopping altogether in anything but the very short term It is also quite common for people to continue to smoke as well as take NRT. Nicotine is therefore provided but without the tar or carbon monoxide found in smoking.
The aim is that over time the smoker moves completely to e-cigarettes and then phases out the e-cigarettes to become free of nicotine or simply carries on using e-cigarettes for the rest of their lives. There continues to be a significant on-going cost and you are not free of nicotine addiction while opening yourself up to unknown long-term side effects.
It has also been noted that many people continue to smoke and vape, and therefore end up increasing their nicotine consumption but without any decrease in health risk compared to someone who just smokes. The heating process generates a nicotine-containing vapor.
Since the tobacco does not burn, the levels of harmful chemicals are somewhat reduced compared to cigarette smoke. The aim is that over time the smoker moves completely to heated tobacco products and then phases them out to become free of nicotine or simply carries on using the products for the rest of their lives. It has also been noted that many people continue to smoke and use heat-not-burn devices, and therefore end up increasing their nicotine consumption but without any decrease in health risk compared to someone who just smokes.
The following section covers a variety of smoking cessation medications that are available. How does Chantix work? The theory is that it reduces the craving for nicotine and blocks the reward pathways. One or two of the stop smoking pills are taken a day, or as otherwise directed by the prescribing physician, starting one or two weeks before the planned stop date.
Treatment normally lasts for 3 months. Side Effects:There are often side effects including feeling and being sick, difficulty sleeping insomnia , sometimes with vivid dreams, dry mouth, constipation or diarrhoea, headaches, drowsiness, and dizziness. Who can use it: You must be over 18 years old and pregnant women, airline pilots and other professions are not allowed to use Champix. Prescription only.
It is therefore actually an anti-depressant drug and in theory it reduces cravings and other withdrawal effects so helping smokers to stop smoking. One or two tables are taken a day, or otherwise directed by the prescribing physician, starting one or two weeks before the planned stop date.
Treatment lasts for around 2 months. Who can use it: You must be over 18 years old and it is not allowed for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding. This quit smoking medication is also not suitable for those people living with epilepsy, bipolar disorder or eating disorders. Why You Should Stop Smoking There are a lot of benefits to stopping smoking such as freedom from the control and slavery of addiction, as well as more money, better health, reduced stress, improved fertility and even better sex.
To understand the addiction in more detail, its harmful effects and the benefits to quitting click one of the links below:.
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