No matter what method your choose. The biggest factor is the Want to quit smoking.
The American Cancer Society and Verywell both claim that NRT's do work but have significantly better chances of success and keeping quit if used in conjunction with counselling. It also realizes that it does not address the psychological aspect of quitting. (This also applies to Champix, although not nicotine based and cold turkey)
Read under the section entitled:
Getting The Most Out Of NRTs
We here on a quit line are your Councillors for all intense purposes. There are sites with real qualified counselors like the Cancer Society, but i did not like their slow, hard to communicate set up. It also seemed to fixate on NRT;s rather than the larger psychological aspect of the quit.
The Mindset is widely supported here , and a definite part of a successful quit. Not only will it see you through to becoming a non-smoker, but in compelling you to stay a non-smoker.
Once you know something you cannot unknow it. If you fail this quit it is not because of the nrt if used correctly. It is because you did not follow the Nrt instructions and use in conjunction with a quit group or counselling. I bet your doctor didn't even give you a pamplet, just trusted you to read the instructions on how to use the nrt and your good to go. You are overwhelmed by the thought and don't even absorb the significant of what they also tell you to do. Get help to address the 90% psychological aspect of quitting smoking.
You are here, whether informed or by mistake, no matter, you are here thankfully. Years ago, we did not have access to the internet, and were left to our own devices. Willpower. Willpower alone rarely gets the job done.
We now know that with the proper mindset and using the tools we have learned , becoming a non-smoker if not just a dream but a reality. How long and how hard you find it depends on you.
I WANTED to quit smoking. I BELIEVED in could once i joined a quit group. I LEARNED about the 4 D's and understood the MINDSET.
i QUIT SMART TURKEY IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS WITH NO CRAVINGS.(after the first 72 hrs.) It is possible. I am proof. My husband is too.
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