‘Cold Turkey' – this means stopping completely, it is popular with many smokers who determine that they will stop immediately. It does require a number of attempts before you are successful; the secret is in your determination and attempts to stop. With every try you get stronger in your resolve, you are able to learn a new thing there are very few who are able to stop on their first attempt.
Use of a pill called Varenicline (Chantix or Cham
pix), this is a prescription pill and helps in treating the smoking addiction. It helps reduce cravings and reduces the pleasurable cigarette effect. With time this medicines can help you to stop smoking completely.
ZYBAN (bupropion hydrochloride sustained-release or bupropion hcl sr) – this are prescription medicines in tablet form that help stop smoking. According to some studies these medicines have helped over a third of those that used them stop smoking. The drugs also help reduce withdrawal symptoms and the longing to smoke. They are regarded as an effective means to stop smoking.
NRT (Nicotine replacement therapy) – this is the use of products that give off steady doses of nicotine to reduce the symptoms and cravings that occur when trying to stop smoking. They include nicotine inhaler, nicotine gum, nicotine nasal spray, nicotine patch and the nicotine lozenges.
Hypnosis – many smokers attest to the fact that this has assisted them stop smoking and it is therefore an approach that should be taken seriously. The technique involves relaxing both the mind and the body. The conscious and subconscious parts of the mind are made to begin working on the same perception at the same time. It can either be self induces or the services of a professional hypnotic can be sought to help.
Taper method – this involves cutting down gradually by reducing the number of cigarettes taken in a day or less. The aim is to stop smoking at a certain point, it is suggested that the quit date should be no more than 2 weeks after starting to cut down. Nicotine replacements can be used to help in this technique.
Counseling, behavioral programs and support groups are also very effective and should not be ignored. It is important to take on any help you can get to stop smoking and people who will support you through the process letting you know that you are not alone. Support systems are indeed a fundamental part in helping to stop smoking. It is also wise to get medical advice from your doctor who can provide the best solution and also recommend agencies that can assist you to quit smoking.