How Not to FAIL Again at Quitting Smoking

Shocking Findings From New Study, And What to Do Instead

Americans spend an astounding $1.5 BILLION annually on various nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) that are designed to help them fail again and again at quitting smoking, according to a recent Harvard School of Public Health/University of Massachusetts study.

In fact, among the nearly 800 smokers who participated in the Harvard/UMass study, the failure rate for people using NRT — nicotine gums, inhalers, nasal sprays and patches — over the long term matched that of people who attempted to quit smoking on their own, with no help from any drug.

No surprise, these results contradict the one-time gold seal of approval — FDA clinical trials back in the 90s — incorrectly calculating that smokers were three times more likely than not to quit with the help of NRTs for good.

Comparing the results over three two-year periods, the relapse rate for smokers doing it with NRT but without professional guidance from a medical professional was twice as high versus those who used no drugs to curb their nicotine habit.

We’re certainly not advising smokers to give up the fight merely because NRT wasn’t helpful over the long haul. Still, we understand why they gave up, considering the side effects, according to WebMD:

  • Skin rash
  • Insomnia
  • Upset stomach or heartburn
  • Flatulence

Classic film comedian W.C. Fields was one of a handful who were famous for coining the phrase, If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. However, few people recall the rest of what Fields said: Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it…

Few industries have made so much money by promoting failed solutions more than those in the smoking cessation business. That noted, there ARE powerful and completely safe alternatives available to you. If you or a loved one want to quit smoking for good, do not miss…

How to Quit Smoking The Natural Way!


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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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2 thoughts on “How Not to FAIL Again at Quitting Smoking”


    The Harvard study confirms that just stopping smoking works as well. This is additinal confirmation to my theory that the addiction is not nicotine but the carbon monoxide {C M) in smoke. Many people smoke to relax or calm down. To me it is th C M that slows down the brain and is why it is the 3rd day when stopping smoking that it is the hardest to not smoke. It is the 3rd day that all of the C M clears the body. C M also explaines why people gain weight when the stop smoking. C M contracts the blood capilaries so even if you do not eat more food the gut absorbs more of what you eat with normal sized capilaries. wsm md

  2. Eldray has quit smok says:

    Hi. I’ve tried the patch and gum, and unfortunately was unable to succeed. I agree even though they don’t have a good track record, people should continue trying to quit smoking. In my case I had to make up my mind to quit and find a plan that works. Very helpful, will tell others.

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