If you’re a smoker trying to quit, boy do you have options. Patches, chewing gum, lollipops and even lasers! But if you’re overwhelmed with choice, maybe try nothing at all. Hi aware citizens, Trace here for DNews. Now smoking is bad for you it causes cancer and a gazillion other diseases. You know that.
We know that. This is your life and were not going to tell you what to do. But we are going to tell you the science behind quitting if you or someone you know is trying to give up the habit. Now before we breakdown the options, we have to first understand why its so difficult to quit in the first place.
One word: nicotine. Its whats naturally found in tobacco and as addictive as heroin and cocaine. When inhaled, nicotine travels quickly to the brain. There, it releases dopamine and other feel good chemicals into brain cell receptors. This creates more and more nicotine receptors in the brain. When these receptors are starved of nicotine you go through intense withdrawal, which can.
Lead to depression and tension, until you get your next fix. So the trick may be to gradually giving your brain less and less nicotine, which is where the highly advertized treatment of nicotine replacement therapy comes into play. Were talking about patches, chewing gum, lozenges, inhalers and even nasal spray and lollipops. But do these methods actually work?.
Lets take one of the most popular methods, the patch. This is typically a reservoir of nicotine sandwiched between an occlusive and permeable adhesive layers. Stick it on your skin and the nicotine slowly leaches through the layers of your dermis, to the hypodermis, which contains blood vessels needed to bring the drug into the bloodstream. This happens at a much slower rate and at a lower concentration than smoke inhalation.
Different patches contain different amounts of nicotine, slowly ridding your bodys dependence of the drug. But is it effective? Well, one study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health looked at 787 adults who had recently quit smoking. They were surveyed three different times over the course of six years and asked questions.
About what type of nicotine replacement therapy they had used, the duration of the therapy, if they had consulted a professional, and their current smoking habits. During each one of those checkins around a third of the participants had relapsed. This led researchers to conclude that using nicotine replacement therapy is no more effective in helping people stop smoking cigarettes in the longterm than trying to quit on ones own.
What about alternative ways to quit smoking? Some people have tried acupuncture and hypnosis, but based on some of our last tutorials, its a little up for debate on whether that works or not. And others have even tried lasers. Yes, lasers well, lowlevel lasers therapy. The company Innovative Laser Therapy claims that an hour of therapy is all youd need.
Quit Smoking Advice Allen Carr
Spearheading the attack is allen carr his daily fight against nicotine has propelled him far this is my pride and joy my rolls roycle silver spirit I never dreamed street urchin sixty years ago I’d end up one day with one of these. its a wonderful thing. he has made his millions by discovering his own holy grail for the hopelessly addicted a guaranteed way to quit. Your probably looking at the worst nicotine addict there’s ever been. the first thing i do in the morning before I’d put a stitch of clothing on would.
Be to have a cigarette dangling from my lips. and that cigarette was stuck there all day everyday for 30 odd years. But one day twenty years ago, Allen Carr saw the light. It was so easy it was unbelievable I went over night, from chain smoker to nonsmoker without any withdraw pains at all. I haven’t had the slightest craving to smoke since. And I suddenly realized that this method would work for all smokers. Today Carr is so confident of this technique he’s attempting to convince every smoker watching to quit. By debunking 4 great smoking myths.
All you need to do is listen. and you too can be a non smoker. smokers believe they need will power to quit. Other methods concentrate on reasons why they shouldn’t smoke, the health, the money, the slavery, the filthy habit, but smokers all this, but continue to smoke. Why? On the other side of the tug of war, it relaxes me, it helps me to concentrate, it relives stress, it relives boredom, now they’re pretty powerful reasons to make smokers frightened to quit. Just suppose smoking did none of those things. And it actually impeded concentration,.
It impeded relaxation, it increased boredom, and increased stress. now you got 4 additional reasons to quit smoking, you haven’t a single reason to carry on smoking. Once you see that is what it really is, the desire to smoke goes and you don’t need will power to quit. Do let us know if this works. Smokers believe they smoke because they choose to, they can remember there first experimental cigarette, but no smoker can remember the day they decided to become a regular smoker. That’s because no smoker ever did. Ask any smoking parent.
Whether they encouraged there children to smoke. the answer is an invariably empathic no. That’s because all smokers sense that they fell into a trap. And they don’t want there children to fall into the same trap. If you’ve ever made just one halfhearted attempt to quit, you’ve made a positive decision you want to be a nonsmoker, and if you still smoke, its not because you chose to, its because you failed to quit. When smokers quit, they believe they suffer terrible physical withdrawal pains from nicotine. Nicotine withdrawl is.
What smokers suffer throughout the smokers life. and its almost inperceptibvale and its the only reason they light the next the next cigarette. It gets no worse when they extinguish the flame. The reason a smoker suffer is that they believe they’re making a terrible sacrifice. All substitues actually reinforces the feeling, substitues that contain nicotine actually prolong the addiciton. How can you cure addicition from a drug by taking the same drug your addicted to? It’s absolute nonsense. Smokers believe that its dificult to quit. Provided that you.
Realize theres nothing to give up, you can quit, not with a feeling of doom and gloom, worrying wheather you have the will power, worrying weather the craving will go. But with a feeling of utter elation, know that from then on you’ll enjoy social occasions more, and be better equipt to handle stress. You’ll look at other smokers, not with envy, but with pity, in the realization that theyre lightening that cigarette is to try to get back to the state of relaxation that nonsmokers enjoy all there lives. The one thing that.