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Only 3% succeed
Oct 16, 2017
Did you know that only 3% of people who try to quit smoking on their own actually succeed for longer than 1 year? Those odds aren’t very good. Furthermore, of the few people that do manage to succeed, many of them are miserable and still feel as though they are being deprived after months or years without smoking.
Why does this happen?
They are still under the powerful spell of the tobacco companies that manipulated them into smoking in the first place! They still feel as though the absence of smoking in their lives has left a void, and in fact they are still spending a lot of time wishing they could smoke rather than really embracing their lives as non-smokers!
How to Break the Spell
Most people that drive cars, even if they’ve been driving for years, probably couldn’t take apart the engine in their car and explain how each part works. When their car breaks down, they know they need to take it to a mechanic. Similarly, Just because you have smoked for a long time does not make you an expert on smoking. You could try to fix your car yourself, but you know your chances of success would go up a lot if you took it to a professional. The same is true for quitting smoking.
Do you stand a chance against tobacco companies?
Nicotine addiction is extremely insidious, and there is an entire industry built around trying to keep smokers trapped in the cycle of buying a product that they are dependent on. When you think about that, it really isn’t too surprising that only 3% of smokers who try to quit on their own actually succeed for longer than a year. Of those that do succeed, many former smokers still feel irritable and deprived even after months or years without a cigarette! Why is this? The reality is that even people who have smoked for years don’t fully understand the underlying mechanisms of addiction. And, why would they? Unless they are professionals in that field, there is no reason that anyone would be expected to know that stuff.
If you notice you have a cavity, you probably aren’t going to grab a drill from the garage and try to fix it yourself. No! You are going to go to a dentist. And yet, when it comes to quitting smoking many people try to be their own dentist. This is why the 3% success rate is so low. Everybody knows that they need a dentist to fix a tooth. When it comes to making one of the most important decisions of your life- something that will affect the health of your entire body for years to come- it’s a good idea to call in an expert. Proven methods can support you through the quitting process and give you the best possible chances of success.
Join the Winning Team
With the help of experienced professionals and a proven method, you can quit smoking once and for all without ever wanting to smoke again. Instead of relying on nicotine replacement, which only has a 5% success rate, why not give yourself the best possible chance to succeed by using a model that has been shown to work? Join the group of hundreds of thousands of non-smokers who have not only quit for good, but have never looked back.
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