I quit smoking at 60. before that there were many attempts. acupuncture helped for 3 days there was a patch, there were pills. lasted a week. became irritable angry. the wife said it is better to smoke. hypnosis helped for 5 minutes. here for 10 years I have not smoked. no undesirable consequences. in the presence of smokers, no disgust. no desire will drag on.
Absolutely, medication is a very extreme way! But people are all different and there are those who cannot get rid of a bad habit without the help of drugs. However, there is a very good chance for the author of the question or for the one for whom she is trying to find an answer to finally quit smoking without assistance, as there is awesome news: at the Genotek Medical Genetic Center, scientists have found that 82% of Russian residents can EASY TO QUIT Smoking ( due to DBH mutations )! And the absolute majority of those who quit, as the main advice gives this: quit right away! (I took from here - https: // life.рф/wellness/health/1749-kak-brosit-kurit/).
So, you probably won't need any medication!
How I quit:
I decided not to have my own cigarettes (At all).
So I only smoked where there are smokers (thanks to them enough and it was pretty easy to do).
A turning point will surely come when you will be loaded with the fact that others think that you are poor% b. Friends, in turn, begin to try not to notice you during the break between work and the like, so that you, the brute, do not come up for freebies (and if they find out about your ah% eaten way to quit smoking, they will even more disown you) At this turning point, the main thing is not to rush to buy a greenhouse, but to continue to move towards your Goal!
Accordingly, one by one you are already a "healthy" and can straighten your shoulders. Then you choose the environment of non-smokers (yes, those "nerds" and those who like to read a book in their free minute), believe me, it will only benefit you, even from the point of view of self-development (this is how I learned about the blockchain and about the woman who wrote Harry Potter ).
Now you have not smoked for almost 3 weeks, smokers disgust you and suddenly you come across an article about the fact that a habit is killed in 21 days * you feel like a real hero *
I would advise not to quit smoking to those who have had more than 15 years of smoking experience. I noticed that all my friends or relatives who are heavy smokers died within 5 years after they quit smoking. They were dying of heart attacks, the cause of which was a lack of niacin in the body, which in turn was the result of the fact that long-term smoking weaned the body to produce it on its own.
I smoked for 35 years, quit smoking three times without success. But 2 years ago I easily switched to electronic "cigarettes". Now I do not smoke tobacco, I use vaping liquids with a low (6 mg / ml) nicotine content. I stopped coughing in the morning, my sense of smell improved, even the gray hair decreased.
If a person is thinking, reading. Then Alain Cara's book will come in and help. But for example, we have a barmaid that did not go to her - it's just her 2nd book in her life after the ABC book - she simply cannot work with such a volume of letters, and cannot understand the idea of a book in which the mechanism of addiction is revealed, and therefore the way to defeat it
But not everything is so bad. There are narcologists for stupid people - they solve this story with medication.
There is something exotic. For example, Dr. Orlov's Anti-tobacco. Really it helps the ear just hurts for a couple of hours
It is necessary to clearly define the goal, for the sake of which you strive for this. Every morning, remember why you quit using cigarettes. The presentation of the end result will be stronger than short-term desires to get lost. Although the best thing is to realize all the stupidity of sadness for unnecessary and harmful expenses.
You, my friend, do not slander Allen Carr, and even more so to compare him with a Nazi propagandist is at least ugly. A book certainly won't make a smoker worse. And a person does not experience any physical withdrawal when quitting smoking. 99 percent of the problem is in the head. I agree with the speakers above that the book should be read.
There is one piece of advice: you need to quit smoking and not destroy all living things. In order not to resort to complex medicines, use the old-fashioned method - magic, of course. Soak one siz in milk (wait until it dries, after you take it out), put cut nails in a couple (you can clean it). On the eve of quitting, smoke a lot, it is advisable to swell before that, so that your head hurts. In the evening, while continuing to attack the body with nicotine, run or walk to the horizontal bars with a headache. At night, in 3 hours (well, or an hour, whatever you like), smoke three spoiled cigarettes, at exactly 00:00 (or so), take a final drag on the staff you cooked and break the pack (or don't break it), then leave her as a reminder. Well, then you can stick on the plasters. WORKS (it worked for me).
Allen Karr is a propagandist better than Goebbels, well, he is a stump.
As Mark Twain said "There is nothing easier than quitting smoking ...". The main thing, of course, is the beginning of this quote, and the fact that he himself did it 1000 times, you just need to forget about this if you really want to quit this bad habit. I am sure that literature, medicines, seminars and similar heresy are a continuous marketing ploy. If you want to waste your money, buy a book with already free advice that your relatives and friends can give you. Do you know what really works? It is your own desire! There is no such concept, I can’t, I don’t want to have a concept! And believe me, this is quite normal. Stop making excuses for yourself, you can't quit smoking, you just don't want to. When you really want to, you just go to the store and buy yourself a chocolate bar instead of another pack of cigarettes. Well, it is in our human nature to exaggerate and complicate everything. But it's actually easier than it sounds. Want to quit? Throw it! Want to get started? Smoke to health!
I will not dispute the scientific calculations, but I smoked a pack a day for 6 years, and quit at one point and did not experience any "withdrawal" and physical torment. Generally. It just happened something like an epiphany - that the cigarette is just a substitute for other pleasant sensations, a substitute for happiness, if you like. When a person sees a source of happiness in a cigarette, it is almost impossible to quit, because for him it means to deprive himself of happiness. Therefore, he internally resists throwing, because this is depriving himself of a well-deserved pleasure, albeit small, smelly and harmful. When a person has found happiness in something else, quitting smoking will not require any test for willpower. This will happen naturally and easily. Therefore, my advice is to find a new source of pleasure for yourself that will replace smoking - some kind of useful activity that does not fit well with smoking - sports, raising awareness. After all, smoking, in fact, simply imitates the feeling of fullness of life. But what do they really give you?
I quit smoking with the help of the Book (with a capital letter) - "How to quit smoking easily and naturally" by Allan Carr. For a year now I have been happy - it really is akin to liberation from slavery! :) I began to get enough sleep, the eternally stuffy nose was gone, nightmares stopped dreaming, apathy was gone .. Until you quit, you don't realize how much smoking dampens your health. Nowadays I don't feel like smoking at all; when I quit - there were no "fits of anger", no nervousness, no withdrawal :) Quitting was easy, though it took almost a year (that is, it happened from the fourth time) .. partly because I myself delayed. Partly because I didn't follow the book's advice to the end. On good terms, it takes 6 hours.
The hardest part of this method is to start reading. Fortunately, the method allows you to smoke while reading a book, so there is nothing to be afraid of, and you have nothing to lose. ;)
All people are different physiologically and psychologically. The intensity of nicotine addiction is different for everyone. There are people who find it easy to quit smoking - another question is that they are in vain trying to expect that everyone else should get it just as easily.
Globally, there are two aspects to nicotine addiction. First, pure physiology. Nicotine acts on the acetylcholine receptors in the brain and does so more effectively than native acetylcholine. This leads to the activation of the reward system, that is, to an increase in happiness and focus. Unfortunately, in response to the regular intake of nicotine, the receptors become even less sensitive to acetylcholine, and it quickly becomes clear that it is no longer possible to maintain any normal level of happiness and focus without nicotine. The good news is that normal receptor function is restored after about three weeks of complete abstinence. The bad news is that few people manage to survive these three weeks, because this is too much suffering with too simple and affordable getting rid of them. On sheer willpower, about 5% of those who try quit smoking. With drugs, in particular those that bind to acetylcholine receptors instead of nicotine, dulling suffering and causing an overdose effect when smoking, the success rate is higher, but still no more than a third according to the most optimistic studies.
Second, about 70% of those who got rid of physiological addiction retain their psychological addiction and start smoking back within a year. This is due to the fact that a cigarette is a way to manually control your brain, the ability to regulate the level of happiness and focus by increasing the dose of nicotine in difficult situations. People who are accustomed to having this tool do not understand how to cope with life in its absence. For example, this year I quit smoking for four months (in order to pass IELTS, which is incompatible with nicotine addiction), and all these four months I was climbing the wall with horror of life. Therefore, I realized to myself that if I quit smoking next time, then only with a psychiatrist and pills. But, again, not all people are as bad as I am.