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Nicotine Patches Don't Work - Harvard University

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Most smokers who have attempted to stop smoking before will have tried some form of Nicotine Replacement (NRT) - or several different forms of it - and after telling me this, my smoking clients will usually go on to say: "...and I've failed every time!"

Notice how they do not conclude: "...and it doesn't work at all!" They nearly always say: "I've failed."

Let me explain why they are wrong. The latest research from Harvard University in the USA published January 2012, concluded that: 

"NRT is no more effective in helping people stop smoking cigarettes in the long-term than trying to quit on one’s own". 

This means that the products do nothing useful in the long run, they just waste your time. If smokers knew that, would they bother with them at all? Smokers are not "failing", they have simply been misled. They were told that NRT would help, when in fact it does not. The manufacturer was also careful to put the words: "Requires Willpower" on the adverts and the packaging, so that the smoker is likely to assume, when it doesn't work, that the fault was their own because they 'lack willpower'. Smokers are more than ready to believe that about themselves, aren't they? So you are set up to blame yourself for the failure of the method before you even try it!  Sneaky, eh?

Hypnotherapy is the most effective method of the various ways of quitting tobacco available to smokers, according to the largest ever scientific study of the subject, carried out by the University of Iowa in 1992. All you have to do is book in, and turn up for the session - you can leave the rest to me. No weight-gain, and no willpower required! Call me (Chris) on 0161-474 8120 Mobile: 07748 838 644 any time, any day.

Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to stop smoking tobacco easily and without weight-gain since August 2000.

Categories for this article

  • Smoking
  • Addiction
  • Compulsive Habits