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Some Facts About The Magic Stop Smoking Pill

Jan 17, 2008
You may be one of millions who get trapped by catchy ads of 'magic pills' that can cure you of your smoking habit without any effort. It is all tall talk. There is no such wonder drug. So, don't wait for miracles to happen, and start making an effort to get rid of your smoking habit.

Well, I am afraid I have some bad news for you. It doesn't exist yet. You still have to want to quit and put some effort in of your own. Yes, you read that right. You need to make the change and implement it of your own accord.

First, some statistics for you on the 'magic pills'.

* Only about 3% people have been able to successfully quit cold turkey and that, too, not on their first attempt.

* Most off-the-shelf pharmaceuticals claim they can double your chances and increase them fivefold at best. So, all you achieve is a 6% to 15% success rate.

* Other newly released products are claiming nearly twenty times the effectiveness of cold turkey. However on closer investigation you will find that these numbers were gained by tracking a fully supported test group who not only got their medication for free, but were also watched over for the full term of the test phase by a team of doctors and counselors. And to top it all off, they were also paid for their efforts as well. Couldn't we all quit if someone else is willing to spend thousands of dollars and dozens of hours to help us do it? Unfortunately this option isn't available to most people so I daresay that this new and improved wonder drug will ultimately fall into the same percentages as every other pharmaceutical offering.

So we have 6%-15% success rate. Not the magic 100% everybody, including the pharmaceutical companies, want. Now don't get me wrong, smoking cessation aids help - sometimes. But they help infinitely more if you place your faith in yourself and your ability to achieve your stop smoking goal as opposed to placing all your bets on a pill or a patch.

I'm not talking about willpower here either. I'm talking about education and information. I'm talking about finding out what the real truths are about your smoking habit and what it really takes to rid yourself of it. But that is much too in-depth of a subject to cover in even a series of articles. That's why fully encompassing information programs have been developed - to help you meet this goal.

So, seek out all the information you can find about smoking, nicotine, quitting and the benefits of quitting. You need to spend a few days or weeks to find the information that will help you quit without relying on a 'magic pill' to do it for you. It is a small effort for breaking a habit you have built over decades, perhaps.

Knowledge is the basis of success. The more you know, the more successful you will be. This is true not only for quitting smoking, but in everything else in life.

To your future achievements,

Darren Warmuth
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