If you are a smoker who is looking at quitting smoking aids then you have a number of options:
It is now easy to buy electronic cigarette start packs and this might be the best way forward for you. These are sold as an alternative to smoking normal cigarettes which is cheaper, cleaner and harmless to others – so you don’t actually have to quit smoking. They can supply nicotine or not depending on your preference. The electronic cigarette (or Vapor Cigarette) satisfies your psychological need to smoke so you are not actually quitting smoking.
Physical Products To Relieve Symptoms
There are also many products that help relieve the withdrawal symptoms that you experience when quitting smoking. An example is Smoke Deter which is a homeopathic sublingual (applied under the tongue) spray used when necessary to control such symptoms.
However, of all the quitting smoking aids, hypnosis is probably the most effective. This is nothing like the stage acts where a hypnotist makes people do silly things. Here the treatment will only work if you really intent on quitting and are prepared to do something about it.
The basis of quit smoking hypnosis is that the majority of the addition to cigarettes is psychological. Of course there is a very strong physical addiction to nicotine and in the first week or so the withdrawal symptoms may make it seem impossible to give up. But after that period it is the mental and emotional addiction that is the problem.
The problem is that your mind has come to unconsciously associate certain situations with lighting a cigarette. This can be anything from social situations or drinking coffee through to watching TV. Hypnosis helps eliminate the unconscious associations that cause you to crave cigarettes, thereby removing the conditioned urge to smoke. Hypnosis can also help you stay motivated by reinforcing the beliefs that gave you the desire become a non-smoker in the first place. The aim is to train your unconscious mind to stay focused on the benefits of quitting whilst combating the cravings to smoke and motivating you to stay committed to quitting.
Of course this cannot be achieved overnight and will require commitment from you.
Best Way Forward
As mentioned above the key to quitting smoking is to really want to do it. If you are just doing it in a half hearted way to please someone else you will not succeed. However, if you are determined, quitting smoking does not have to be an agonizing process. You can use a physical product to help with the nicotine withdrawal symptoms and hypnosis to address the psychological addition. This should mean that you lose the cravings to smoke and remain a non-smoker long term.