There are several different smoking aids are available to help you quit smoking. Each one having different advantages and disadvantages depending on your smoking habits. The most common smoking aids are:
- Skin patches
- Chewing gum
- Nasal and mouth sprays
These are all types of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medication. These provide you with a small dose of nicotine to help stop cravings and withdrawal effects – without the added harmful chemicals found in cigarettes.
The issue with NRT is that while you may break the physical habit of smoking, you’re still dependent on a nicotine fix. The ultimate goal of course is to be nicotine free, which is why hypnotherapy is a great alternative.
My stop smoking hypnotherapy in London works because we co-create what a smoke-free life would look like for you; focusing on the positives. This helps to alleviate the initial cravings which peak at around two to three days after quitting. While those cravings may feel intense, it’s possible to tap back into that hypnotic state you experienced in your sessions, reducing the intensity of the cravings.