Kick the habit the time-tested, natural way
No one ever said that quitting smoking was easy.
Nicotine withdrawal can make you feel headachey, nauseous, irritable, anxious, and depressed. And all of that can make it difficult to concentrate on anything but trying NOT to light up.
It's no wonder that only seven percent of folks actually SUCCEED in quitting on their first try!
But the risks of turning to a prescription drug for help can make the side effects of nicotine withdrawal seem like a walk in the park -- because studies show that Pfizer's "smoking cessation" drug Chantix has been linked to everything from hallucinations to suicide.
Now, common sense would tell you that someone who's quitting smoking likely wants to LIVE. They shouldn't be considered a suicide risk. Yet more than 5,000 cases of adverse psychological events associated with Chantix have been reported -- which was enough to get the FDA to slap a black box warning on the drug, saying that it may cause "serious neuropsychiatric events."
Not surprisingly, the number of prescriptions for Chantix plummeted as a result.
And now, Pfizer is campaigning to get the FDA to remove the dire warning by showing off the results of a new study that suggests the risk has been previously "overstated."
But don't believe everything you read -- because in a recent review, the Feds found out that Pfizer had paid investigators at dozens of trial sites to speak to the FDA about Pfizer drugs, which called the accuracy of the research into question.
These allegedly biased investigators weren't just given a buck or two; they were paid more than $25,000, many on more than one occasion. And go figure: The 32 sites where this money changed hands coincidentally reported fewer and less severe neuropsychiatric side effects.
And there were dozens MORE that received "fees" that went unreported because they were below the $25,000 limit for mandatory reporting.
Even if the suicide risk ISN'T as bad as we previously thought, you STILL shouldn't have to choose between suicidal thoughts (or attempts) and dying a slow, smoking-related death.
You CAN quit smoking, and you CAN do it without deadly risks. You just need the support of your family, friends, and a holistic doctor who can help you get through the rough patches.
I've found in my own practice that acupuncture can actually do wonders. It boosts your immunity... it can release endorphins and give you a bit of a "high"... and most people find it incredibly relaxing.
Isn't that why you smoke in the first place?