Do you know someone who has smoked for a long time? Have you suggested that they quit smoking? How successful were you? Maybe you were told that “I’ve tried to quit – I can’t.”
It’s a funny thing about smoking – it’s an addiction. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. The pain of withdrawal is rough. However, despite what immediate response you get when you suggest someone quit smoking, it is true that nearly every smoker has wanted to quit and thinks about quitting frequently.
Even those who say “they like the taste” can recall the first time they picked up a cigarette. No one liked the taste when they first started – they got used to it. And now, the taste signifies an end to the craving for nicotine caused by the addiction.
If you told a smoker that they could quit smoking with no negative withdrawal pains, most of them would take you up on it. After all, what is there to lose? “Hey, how about you quit smoking, feel exactly as good as you feel after you’ve just had a cigarette, and save yourself 50 bucks a week?” Who wouldn’t do that?
That is exactly what my program offers smokers. I combine Auricular Therapy with the study of Allen Carr’s “Quitting Smoking the Easy Way.” It has a high degree of success – and smokers report that quitting my way is easy. Are there no symptoms of withdrawal? I can’t promise that – but I do know that Auricular Therapy is FDA-approved because it is effective at helping people quit.
If you have a friend or family member that you’d like to help quit smoking, come into my office and buy a gift certificate for them. $100 includes the Auricular Therapy and the book. I’ll send along the book and a personal note from me. Have your loved one start reading the book. If they read it and they still don’t want the treatment, come on in and we’ll use your gift certificate on nutrition or adjustments. However, just putting that book in their hands is a big step. And wouldn’t it be nice if you saved their life?
Dr. Dustan Mattingly, D.C.