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Method Success Rate Success Rate
a year later
Side Effects Additional notes*
Will Power 75.0% 5.0% NIL  
Inhaler 47.5% 14.0% Heartburn, irritation or soreness in the mouth or throat, oral burning, coughing after inhalation, and rhinitis.  
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Gum/Patches) 23.0% 15.0% Nausea, Indigestion, Itching/Redness of Skin, Nightmares Many times the companies manufacturing nicotine gum and patch that are the same ones manufacturing the cigarettes.
Combination NRT (Inhaler & Patch) 60.5% 19.5% See Above  
50.0% 22.0% Depression, suicidal thoughts, aggression, hypertension, insomnia and attempts to cause harm to others. Please read FDA warnings below**
Acupunture 56.0% 28.0% NIL  
Prescription Drugs-Zyban 36.0% 30.0% Depression, suicidal thoughts, aggression, hypertension, insomnia, attempts to cause harm to others and death (1/1000) Please read FDA warnings below**
Hypnosis 25-90.6% 25-90.6% NIL Success varies depending on the language used during hypnosis
Allen Carr -Easy Way to Quit Smoking 53-75% 53-75% NIL Their EasyWay Clinics claim a 90% success rate
Private Therapy No studies but it’s believed to be very high. Mental Health Professionals- Behaviour Therapists The success of this therapy is attributed to changing the behaviour associated to smoking which then changes the habit.

Quit Smoking
in 60 mins

95.0% 95.0% NIL It is the combination of NLP during hypnosis that makes this method so successful as well as the lifetime guarantee so should a relapse occur thepatient is entitled to unlimited sessions until they are a non-smoker again (usually only 1 is required)


*Every effort has been made to provide an honest and open look at what works (and what doesn’t) so that you can make an informed choice on the best way to quit for you. This information has been gathered from a number of sources and whilst every effort has been made to provide a true reflection of success rates with a focus on the long term goal of being smoke free, we hold no responsibility for the accuracy of the data. We recommend you use this as a guide only and complete your own research should you require further validation. With many natural therapies scientific studies have not been completed and vary depending on both patient & therapist making it harder to ascertain definitive percentages.

**CNNHealth.com stated on July 1, 2009 — “Two popular anti-smoking drugs will now carry warnings about the risk of severe mental health problems, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. The FDA said Champix and Zyban will carry the warnings to alert consumers to the risks of depression and suicidal thoughts when using the drugs.

“The drugs also have been reported to cause changes in behaviour, hostility and agitation in users, whether users had a history of psychiatric illness or not. In many cases, side effects started shortly after use began and ended when the medication was stopped. The FDA does not know what is causing the changes and said people taking these products should be monitored by their doctor”