There are a lot of different ways to stop smoking. You can try cold turkey (12% success rate). The patch, gum lozenges or sprays ( 25% to 33% success rate) However, a study found that 93% of over-the-counter NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) users relapse and return to smoking within six months.
Then there is Chantix. Chantix is prescribed by a Doctor. Chantix has some side effects, this list is from Chantix.com:
What are the most common side effects?
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of CHANTIX include:
- Nausea (30%)
- Sleep problems (trouble sleeping, changes in dreaming)
These are not all the side effects of CHANTIX. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Further on the site is this paragraph.
Important Safety Information
Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania, abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.
Or, you could do what this Sacramento woman did.
Hypnosis, on the other hand, is extremely effective when used as a Stop Smoking Program. Most clients stop smoking in one or two sessions. Sometimes it takes a bit longer, but not often. Hypnosis, when used in conjunction with support materials, can lock in the results. Of course, there must be commitment on the part of the smoker.
I always ask my clients: “Have you reached a point in your life where instead of trying to quit, you’ve decide to stop?” When I get a “YES” we’re good to go! Gresham Hypnosis Center offers a Hypnosis Stop Smoking Program with a guarantee. You’ll stop smoking and have unlimited follow up sessions as long as you want them.
Generally, there is no jail time involved.