Recently I was walking through a market and I saw a stall holder who was selling artificial cigarettes. It was early in the day and there weren’t many people around as yet. The funny thing was that the stall holder was smoking a real cigarette. I couldn’t help but laugh. I was thinking he obviously didn’t have much faith in his product.
The idea is that by sucking on a fake cigarette your smoking needs will be meet. The sensation of drawing smoke is offered. Nicotine vapours are said to stop the smoking cravings. But other compounds such as anti freeze, and other chemicals found in cigarettes have been found.
Some schools in the USA are banning these artificial smokes as they don’t differentiate real cigarettes from the fake version. The health concerns are now beginning to surface, but the long term effects can’t be gauged as they haven’t been available long enough ขายบุหรี่ไฟฟ้า.
Those smokers who have presented at my clinic to quit smoking who have used the fake cigarette in an effort to quit smoking have all returned to the real thing.
The reason being is that the experience of using the artificial cigarette is close to the real thing, so much so that it keeps the desire alive and eventually most smokers decide that they might as well enjoy the real thing instead of some poor imitation.
Successfully quitting smoking requires that you divorce yourself 100% from any aspect of smoking. As long as you retain a connection to smoking you are just a step away from starting again. And smoking a pretend cigarette is psychologically keeping you connected to your old habit, and bound to lead to a relapse.
Of all the ways to attempt to quit smoking I believe the use of artificial cigarette is the least likely way to have you quit smoking, and the most likely way to lead you back to smoking quickly.
Hypnosis is well known as the most successful way to quit, because it helps you to break your emotional ties, which is the exact opposite way that artificial cigarettes attempt to do.
The only people who may benefit from pretend cigarettes are those who acknowledge that smoking is dangerous, and fear for their health, but don’t really want to quit. So they convince themselves that they are doing something to help themselves.
But at best they are just temporarily avoiding real cigarettes. Rapid Change Hypnosis is a very successful way to finally quit smoking without having to fool yourself.