Some smokers need no help quitting, but you’ll be surprised just how few succeed that way. Sure, you’ve heard the stories, but did they really just QUIT, or did something traumatic happen to them they’re not talking about, or maybe they changed friends, jobs, eating habits, quit traveling, ended something stressful, or received some kind of help and just don’t remember or aren’t admitting it? Maybe we’ll never know, but it doesn’t matter. Do you want to quit smoking right now? We know you do. So why waste any time at all buying gimmicks, scams, or “raving” cessation methods that fail most people? Hey, if it’s advertised on TV, it’s probably a scam and worthless. Keep reading.
Today, we at StopSmoking.News have compiled some statistics we thought you might be interested in reviewing, and then making an informed decision about how to stop smoking FOR GOOD, not just for a week, a month, or six months. Let’s not waste another second:
Cessation Method Rates from Worst to Best:
Coming in last at #12:
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: less than 1%
The gum is pretty much as scam. If it does work, it works as a placebo and the smoker mentally believes that this tiny ritual is helping somehow. Good luck with all of that.
#11: CDC Scary Commercials
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: less than 4%
The CDC scary commercials and advertisements campaign about the dangers of smoking cigarettes only yields a 6% success rate at getting people to quit smoking, plus, half of them go back to smoking after quitting for just 6 months. That leaves three percent success. That’s absolutely dismal! Then on the CDC website, of course, they’re going to lead you to an MD who will prescribe medications; however, Chantix and Zyban “cessation” medications have side effects that include depression, thoughts of suicide and suicide. As if smoking 7,000 chemicals per day per cigarette wasn’t bad enough. Only a rare few can brag about chemical medications working for them. That’s scary. Combining bad food with bad medicine and putting chemicals on your skin all add up to a toxic body that’s SCARED TO HEAL.
#10: Nicotine Patch
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: about 4-5%
“What if 91 of 100 quitters relying exclusively upon the over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine patch to help them quit were failing and relapsing within 24 weeks of slapping on that first patch? What if 98 or 99 out of 100 of those relying exclusively upon the OTC nicotine patch for a second or subsequent quitting attempt were smoking again within 24 weeks? What if, in truth, your chances of quitting on your own were greater than if quitting with the patch? What if the few who are quitting while wearing the patch are doing so in spite of it, instead of because of it?”
Check out more of what “Why Quit” and Jon Polito has to say about the miserable success rates and the overall scam of the nicotine patch.
#9: Cold Turkey
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 5%
You hear the stories – and congratulations. The only problem is that cold-turkey cessation method fails 95% of those who try it. Why? Most people need some kind of advice about nutrition and behavior modification to escape the first fourteen days or so. Then, if they escape those, once stress creeps in or hits like a tidal wave, within six months, the person retreats back to cancer sticks, it’s just a sad statistic. Smokers need a guide to quit, a coach, who’s been there and knows how to communicate. The “Stop Smoking King” in online blogging constantly about this. Google him.
#8: Medications: Chantix or Zyban
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 7%
“Understanding why suicide is a side effect of smoking cessation pills is of ultimate importance to smokers considering taking the drug. Several lawsuits have been filed because the manufacturers of these pills do not provide ample warning. Smoking cessation pills simply make anxiety and depression worse. Chantix blocks nicotine receptor sites in the brain in order to reduce nicotine cravings, but in that process, naturally occurring dopamine and serotonin are blocked, creating dangerous and nearly intolerable side effects.” – SD Wells; Natural Health News Reporter
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 8%
“Using a combination of therapies like hypnosis, acupuncture and pharmaceutical approaches to address the mental, emotional and physiological aspect of the addiction oftentimes yields the best results. Ultimately, tobacco addiction is a personal one, as is the journey to kicking the habit. It does not matter what road is taken, but that you reach your final destination of being tobacco-free!!” – Jamie Starkey; lead acupuncturist at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 10%
“Another popular treatment for people who wish to stop smoking is hypnosis. Hypnosis is meant to work by strengthening your will power. It does this by repeating over and over again that you don’t want to and don’t need to smoke. This is all done while the patient is in a relaxed hypnotic state making the subconscious more open to outside suggestion.” http://www.naturalnews.com/026890_acupuncture_smoking_hypnosis.html#ixzz3mT5J4OnX
#5: Traumatic Event (cancer death in the family or their own cancer tumor detected)
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 20%
#4: Planning to have a Child
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 50%
Picture a pregnant woman taking a long drag from a cigarette and you may picture a premature baby with a low birth weight, fighting for its first breath – but what most of us don’t picture is an aggressive child. However, new evidence points to smoking during pregnancy as a cause for aggression in children, says a study from the University of Montreal published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. http://www.naturalnews.com/026119_smoking_child_pregnancy.html#ixzz3mT5wWpZR
#3: Surgery – upcoming medical work requires quitting smoking (physician advice)
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 65%
“Quitting smoking one or two months before planned surgery can significantly lower the risk of complications like poor wound healing. Counseling combined with nicotine replacement therapy can help you quit smoking. “
“There are thought to be several reasons why smoking could affect recovery from surgery. When you smoke, your blood absorbs carbon monoxide and nicotine, and your blood oxygen levels fall. Oxygen is essential to help wounds heal. Also, nicotine makes the heart work harder, partly because it increases blood pressure and heart rate. Since anesthetics and surgery already affect the circulatory and make it harder for oxygen to be supplied, the risks can be much higher for people who smoke. Quitting smoking even right before surgery can increase the amount of oxygen in the body. After 24 hours without smoking, nicotine and carbon monoxide are already gradually being broken down in the blood. Lung function starts improving after about two smoke-free months.”
#2: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) (vaping) – Although e-cigs were not even invented to be a cessation method …
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: 30% or greater
“The primary finding of an online survey was that the six-month point prevalence of smoking abstinence among the e-cigarette users in the survey sample was 31.0% (95% CI=24.8%, 37.2%). A large percentage of respondents reported a reduction in the number of cigarettes they smoked (66.8%) and almost half reported abstinence from smoking for a period of time (48.8%). Those respondents using e-cigarettes more than 20 times per day had a quit rate of 70.0%. Of respondents who were not smoking at six months, 34.3% were not using e-cigarettes or any nicotine-containing products at the time.”
#1: The Natural Method recommended by leading Nutritionists, Naturopaths and Doctors: “14AndOut–Stop Smoking Naturally in 14 Days“
Success rate for getting smokers to quit cigarettes permanently: Over 90%
To date, no other cessation method comes close to the success of combining chemical knowledge, behavior modification and nutrition guidance, all in one 60-minute video course. Testimonials pour in from new non-smokers who follow the step-by-step “yellow brick road” to health freedom and a smoke-free life. The Health Ranger, Mike Adams, recommends this natural method over all other cessation methods available, and hosts the trailer/preview to the course HERE. Check it out. The Natural Method 14AndOut gives you the greatest odds possible for succeeding. Now there’s something to be said for that!
Special Thanks to David Wolfe, world leading nutritionist and best-selling author who helps 14AndOut succeed: http://www.14andout.com/2012/10/david-wolfe-helps-14andout-program-succeed/
Which “Quit Method” Will You Try?
One hour instructional video preview of Natural Method: http://programs.naturalnews.com/14AndOut__TV.htm
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