A 50% increase in the quit rate would mean that 7.5% of those using NRT were successful after 12 months.
The Schick-Shadel Treatment Centers offer aversion therapy -- self-administering a mild electric shock from an ordinary 9 volt battery as one smokes a cigarette.
There isn’t enough funding, and there’s less every year.
You will be judged harshly by others and, to the extent you’ve been properly socialized into the cult during graduate school, by your own inner voices.
When you call, a friendly staff person will offer a choice of free services, including self-help materials, a referral list of other programs in your community, and one-one-counseling over the phone.f joining a small group of other quitters appeals to you, then try a Nicotine Anonymous meeting. It's a 12-step program based on AA; they're nonprofit and meetings are free.
You can find a local meeting near you, and if there isn't one, you can learn how to start one at the Nicotine Anonymous website.
For those who have repeatedly failed at quitting in the past, it's comforting to learn that most smokers in fact fail several times before stopping successfully.
Instead, they are part of the normal journey toward becoming a nonsmoker. Every time I failed, I lost a little more faith that I could really quit.It is damned hard to the point of being, frankly, impossible for many. You’re not going to get there without massive, simply massive logistical advance planning and preparation, and ongoing strategizing, and realistic goals, and a strong ethic of self-care and self-protection. But academia is a kind of cult, and deviation from the normative values of the group is not permitted or accepted within its walls.If you have tried to quit smoking and failed before, take comfort in the fact that most smokers fail several times before quitting successfully.In Nicotine Anonymous' 12 Step program, which sprang from the venerable Alcoholics Anonymous program, the first step is admitting to yourself, "I'm powerless over tobacco." Making this admission may seem trivial to you, but for many it is a very significant part of completing the journey to becoming a non-smoker.