E-cigarettes are not an effective way to quit smoking

Suzie Bowers would love to contribute something about e-cigarettes:
by Suzie Bowers
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“E-cigarettes are not an effective way to quit smoking because although they are safer than actual tobacco cigarettes…they continue to reinforce the smoking habit.

One of the hugest myths and misconceptions about smoking is that it is an addiction. We have been told that nicotine is as powerful an addiction as heroin. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nicotine is a toxic poison, but it is not addictive. The largest part of quitting smoking is the habit.

Using any sort of product that has the smoker continuing to participate in the physical practice of using a cigarette…does not disconnect the habit from the mind. It is no different than anything you do over and over again in your life. For example, even driving becomes a habit.

Biting your nails can become a habit. E-cigarettes reinforce the habit and do nothing to alleviate the craving of the mental conditioning.

Hypnosis is still the most effective and safe way to stop smoking. There are many fabulous side-benefits to using hypnosis and no harmful side-effects whatsoever. This has been proven over and over again.

Why do anything else, when the solution is right here and so obvious.”

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3 Responses to E-cigarettes are not an effective way to quit smoking

  1. suzanne kellner-zinck February 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I totally agree with Suzie”s comments. To stop smoking most people make a decision to do so and then stop. in some cases ourside help is required, however the client has to want to stop, to stop!

  2. Dan Kimm March 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Well said!

  3. Jean Swanson December 3, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Hi Suzie. I agree that hypnosis is powerful in helping folks to stop smoking BUT as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (as well as a hypnotist) and having studied chemical dependency counseling and having worked with clients in a treatment center, your comment about nicotine not being addictive is wrong. It is the nicotine that causes changes in the brain and hence addiction. An excellent reference for those who want to know more is The Science of Addiction from Neurobiology to Treatment by Carlton K. Erickson, 2007, W.W. Norton & Company Inc.

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