Ask and you shall receive. From worst to best, here’s a valuable list you can put to work for your lifestyle change, if you smoke or vape and can’t figure out how to cut back or quit. We are here to help you navigate through the labyrinth of scams, hoaxes, tricks, frauds, fads and some so-called ‘nicotine alternatives’ that keep you addicted to nicotine. As we research, scrub and boil down these substitutes and quit methods for quitting smoking or vaping, only one alternative turns out to actually be highly effective, and it’s a natural, functional beverage. Who knew?
Put it this way, if you’ve been a pack-a-day smoker (or more) for years, you’ve probably tried everything to either cut back or quit, but obviously to no avail. That’s where research and ratings come in handy. We did the homework, so you can take action without wasting money or second guessing anymore.
So without further adieu, here are the top 10 ‘nicotine alternatives,’ the first half of which don’t really do much of anything at all, except keep you spending your money and guessing what went wrong. After that, we’ll delve into some best kept secrets to finding your way out of the maze of nicotine addiction, by putting one hand against the wall and just “walking” yourself right out. Here’s the list going from worst to best.
Top 10 ways to substitute for, cut back or quit nicotine, rated worst to best
#10. Nicotine Gum – Creeping in at a 95% fail rate comes nicotine gum (and lozenges), the ultimate scam of a product with a massive market that’s worth over $5 billion dollars. It’s unfathomable how many smokers the nic-gum manufacturers and marketers have scammed. Nicotine gum tastes absolutely horrific (like metals and chemicals), burns your inner mouth, and often causes nausea. Don’t ever waste another cent on the gum that keeps you addicted and is manufactured, marketed and sold by Big Tobacco.
#9. Nicotine Patch – Slithering in at a disheartening 94% fail rate comes the nicotine patch. Oh, the dreaded patch. You thought smoking was delivering nightmarish side effects, and now the patch is delivering an increased risk of blood-clotting issues, heart attack, stroke, liver cancer, high blood pressure, skin irritation, breast pain, headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. See, it worked! You’re so sick and upside down that you can’t even smoke. Moving on.
#8. Scary TV Ads? – Worming in next, at number 8, also at a whopping 94% fail rate, are the CDC’s no-so-ultra-scary commercials, showing people using their electrolarynx, or artificial battery-operated voice box. Then you get to see people whose fingertips are turning black from lack of circulation. Hair falls out, skin looks like a catcher’s mitt, and the horrors fade into a warning that you better quit smoking, or else. What a huge waste of money and the CDC knows it.
#7. Cold Turkey – Yields a 3 – 6% success rate, and for 95% of those folks, that only lasts for 6 months. Good luck with all that. Most people need a big scare for this to work, like a death of a family member from smoking or cancer, or you get cancer yourself.
#6. Nicotine Inhaler – Squirming in at number 6, with less than a 8% success rate, comes the nicotine inhaler. It’s a plastic cigarette tube thing featuring a mouthpiece and little nicotine cartridges that reload. It irritates your mouth and throat something horrible when you puff, puff, puff on that little commercialized drug pipe. Get ready for more coughing and relentless hiccups (which is a form of regurgitation, if you didn’t know).
#5. Laboratory-Concocted Drugs – Writhing away at number 5 are prescription medications, Chantix and Zyban. Coming in with a dizzying 90% fail rate, these laboratory concoctions take you from being addicted to nicotine to feeling like a psychopath about to go on a rampage. People experience horrific nightmares, tremors, hallucinations, feelings of suicide, feeling about homicide, and the light at the end of those tunnels is dimmer than the sun over Los Angeles. The drugs literally block naturally occurring dopamine and serotonin, creating dangerous side effects. Only 10% of those patients quit smoking, but that’s with plenty of other aids, so there’s that.
Top 4 methods that often work for cutting back or finally quitting nicotine
#4. Hypnosis – Yielding a 48% success rate after one year of treatment.
#3. Acupuncture – Yielding a 55% success rate for smoking cessation within 6 months.
#2. ‘Vape Weaning’ – Drop the cancer sticks and start vaping. Slowly reduce the nicotine dose of milligrams over time, until you use zero milligrams, and just vape for the ritual and lifestyle habit, if you still need to, until that gets old. Voila! This method yields a 60% success rate for quitting cigarettes, but totally weaning off nicotine isn’t as easy as it sounds, due to low dopamine production levels due to the nicotine crutch.
#1. Ultimate Dopamine Boost – The number one way to cut back, substitute for, or quit nicotine is an innovate product that comes in a liquid “shot” called Krave Kicker. This proprietary blend of supplements and superfoods gives the customer a supercharged dopamine boost that zeroes out nicotine craving for hours, and it does it naturally. This, according to the founders, yields an impressive 70 – 75% success rate, when coupled with some clean food and simple exercise routines (ie: walk, jog, swim, or bike 10 minutes daily). Backed by science, sales, and testimonials, Krave Kicker is the world’s only natural nicotine alternative.
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