Stop Smoking - Smoking Cold Turkey How Effective is It?

By: Sacha Tarkovsky

Smoking cold Turkey is the most popular stop smoking method by far and it is also the method with the highest failure rate.

Here we will examine your chances of success and other methods that are more effective.

To give up smoking cold turkey is so hard to achieve because of the addictive nature of Nicotine. When you stop, nicotine cravings kick in and it's hard for most people to cope with them.

If you really want to give up smoking then you can if you have the willpower but most people simply don't and that's why the failure rate is so high.

If you think you have the willpower the cravings are worst for the first 3 days and within a few weeks they will cease. However ask yourself this question:

If nicotine is not bad for you why not use NRT?

You don't have to put yourself through cold turkey.

Contrary to popular believe Nicotine while addictive by nature is not un healthy and is actually part of the natural food chain and does not cause cancer or any other disease when not consumed in cigarettes.

Trace elements are consumed by us everyday in popular foods such as potatoes, various vegetables and tea.

So if you use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and get nicotine outside of cigarettes then you will cope with nicotine cravings and not be tempted to smoke.

NRT Has double the success rate of cold turkey. Popular products include: Gum, patches inhalers and puffers and all deliver a measured dose of nicotine to cop with cravings.

So why put yourself through cold turkey when you can get help?

We have already said nicotine is not bad for you but the fact is its actually good for you!

Medical research has shown that affects the neuro transmitters in the brain and improves mood, memory and concentration.

Many drug companies are actually looking at producing pure organic nicotine products to treat a variety of diseases including:

Depression, Altzeimer's and Parkinson's disease, Schizophrenia and various attention disorders

There is a product already on the market that delivers pure organic nicotine and its nicotine water.

Originally marketed to smokers when they couldn't or don't wish to smoke it is now being drunk by an increasing number of people due to its potential health benefits.

Nicotine is not the cause of disease and death many people think that is some of the other 4,000 chemicals contained in cigarette smoking.

People are now seeing nicotine in a different way than in previous years due to ongoing medical research.

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