Surveys show that 68% smokers want to quit, yet only 3% actually shake the habit for good . There are many different methods of quitting out there, but a large systematic literature review has shown the most effective way to quit combines pharmacotherapy and behavioural support . This combination of two different methods works so well because they each tackle the two components of nicotine addiction; physical addiction and psychological addiction.
The physical side to addiction are the urges you get to smoke. You get cravings because your body wants to experience that calmness you get after puffing on a cigarette. Withdrawal is also a part of physical addiction – these are the symptoms you get when you stop taking nictoine. Pharmacotherapy (like Champix, Zyban and Nicotine Replacement) helps reduce the symptoms of withdrawal to help you quit .
The psychological side to addiction involves the triggers you associate to smoking be it certain feelings, locations or even people! For instance, someone who smokes while enjoying their morning cup of coffee may find that they light up each morning without even thinking about it. The psychological part of addiction is often neglected and less often treated when trying to quit smoking. But at Quit Genius we are changing that, by providing around-the-clock behavioural support in your pocket.