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WhyQuit.com, the #1 quit smoking site
Visited by 2.2 million unique annual visitors, welcome to WhyQuit. While most arriving are trying to stop smoking and seek motivation enhancement, insightful articles, free quitting e-books, tips guides, video counseling or group support, WhyQuit is a nicotine cessation site. So, whether addicted to smoked nicotine from cigarettes, cigars, beedies, a pipe or hookah, whether slave to vaping e-cigs or dependent upon smokeless products such as dip, chewing tobacco or snus, or hooked on the cure and nicotine replacement products such as the gum, lozenge, spray, inhaler or patch, you're in the right place.
What most visitors find shocking is that WhyQuit is a cold turkey quitting site, or more accurately a "smart turkey" site. Why abrupt nicotine cessation? Because it's fast, free, safe and substantially more effective than gradual weaning schemes. It's also highly productive. As suggested by a 2013 U.S. Gallup Poll, more smokers stop smoking cold turkey each year than by all other methods combined.
Those selling Nicorette, NicoDerm, Nicotrol, Nicobate, Nicotinell, NiQuitin, Habitrol, Zyban, Chantix and Champix want your money. They need for you to believe the marketing falsehoods that stopping on your own is nearly impossible, highly ineffective and that few succeed. It's a lie. Don't buy it. If anything, that message is backwards.
As suggested by the Gallup Poll, nicotine is not medicine and its use not therapy. In fact, here in the U.S., after 30 years and billions spent marketing Nicorette, only 1 in 100 ex-smokers credit nicotine gum for their success. And according to the Poll, only a tiny fraction of all successful quitters used approved quit smoking products (just 8 percent). Talk about quitting fraud, the tail has been wagging the dog. WhyQuit exists to share insights into how the vast majority succeed.
Their common thread? They did not allow nicotine back into their bloodstream. Quitting is all or nothing. It's called the Law of Addiction. Nicotine dependence is real drug addiction. It's as permanent as alcoholism. The wanting and urges you feel for more nicotine flow from the same brain dopamine pathways as the wanting felt by the alcoholic, and the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine addict. As suggested by the Law, there is only one rule to successful quitting. It's that one equals all, that we cannot cheat the design of dopamine pathways already compromised by nicotine. For us, one puff will always be too many, while thousands never enough.
Knowledge is power. If new to WhyQuit, we invite you to pour yourself into Joel's Library and to not come out until far smarter and wiser than nicotine's influence upon your brain, subconscious, emotions, thinking, health and life. Use understanding to diminish or even destroy fear driven anxieties. Consider using the following quit smoking tips video as your your first lesson. WhyQuit is our gift to you. Just one lesson, recovery insight and hour at a time, yes you can, we all can!
DISCLAIMER: WhyQuit is staffed and its materials authored by professional cessation counselors who are not medically trained physicians. WhyQuit's information is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a site visitor and his/her physician. Do not rely upon any information at this site to replace individual consultations with your doctor or other qualified health care provider.