Smoking cessation programs can make quitting not only easy but also permanent.
And if you’ve landed here, then you’re probably looking for a program like that.
Maybe you’re here because a loved one asked to quit and you’re checking your options.
Perhaps you’ve tried to quit before but it didn’t last so you want new solutions.
Maybe you’re worried about how smoking might be harming your health.
Or maybe you’ve been thinking about quitting for a while and now you feel ready for it.
If that’s you, then you’re right to look for a quit smoking program. Research shows that the best way to quit smoking is with assistance.
But frankly, some of the options available out there just don’t work.
That’s why I will share with you exactly what to look for in a program that will help you quit this habit for good.
At this point, you might be wondering who I am and what do I know about quitting smoking programs.
My name is Nasia Davos. I’m a Psychologist and smoking cessation expert and I used to smoke a pack a day.
To cut short my long story, after a personal tragedy, I tried to stop smoking with every method out there.
But nothing worked.
That’s why I created the CBQ method. The CBQ is a natural smoking cessation method that helped me and thousands of others quit easily without any side effects.
Now, the CBQ has been featured in TED talks, The Huffington Post, Healthable, NBC News, CBC news and more because it has 94% success rate.
Here’s why I’m telling you this: to reach this high success rate, my team and I spent years testing, researching and refining this method.
So after all this time, we know what works and what doesn’t.
That’s how we were able to create a smoking cessation program that follows the CBQ method and has helped thousands of smokers quit successfully.
And now I’m happy to show you how to choose a program that will help you stop smoking for good.
But before we get into that, you need to know what are your options.
Types of Smoking Cessation Programs
1. Group Programs
A group program can be an online forum, website or Facebook group where people exchange ideas and advice.
Or it can be face to face gatherings like Nicotine Anonymous, meetings in clinics guided by an expert or lavish inpatient programs where you live with other people who want to quit smoking.
2. Individual Programs
In individual programs, you can have online weekly sessions with a therapist or counselor or follow a video-based online program from the comfort of your home.
Alternatively, you can go for “offline” meetings with a counselor or therapist.
As you can see, there are various options. But no matter what you choose make sure it has the following prerequisites.
3 Things to Look for in Smoking Cessation Programs that Really Work
Programs that work…
1. Follow a Quit Smoking Approach
Not all stop smoking programs follow a specific method. Some offer only support.
Don’t get me wrong. Having support is necessary (I will explain why in a bit). But it’s just not enough to become smoke-free.
What you need is a quit smoking method that works.
See, a method is a plan.
And trying to quit smoking without a plan, is like shooting in the dark.
Think about it.
Without a plan, you don’t know how to prepare for your new healthy life.
And you don’t know what to do instead of smoking when you feel stressed, bored, angry or when you’ve had a little too much to drink.
So you constantly doubt yourself.
And this uncertainty adds stress to your quit.
Don’t you think?
But when you follow a method, quitting becomes easier.
Because when you adopt a plan, you know exactly what to do every step of the way and how to cope with challenges.
And this clarity gives you the confidence to stop smoking.
But make sure you choose a method that’s easy and effective.
The easiest way to quit smoking is one with steps.
When you break down a huge goal like quitting smoking into approachable steps, then you take it day by day; step by step.
So quitting cigarettes less overwhelming and stressful and therefore, easier.
Now the most effective way to quit smoking is one that has worked for others. So before investing your hope, time and money on a method, make sure it had positive results for other smokers.
That’s why our smoking cessation program follows the CBQ method that has 94% success rate as well as 4 quit smoking stages.
These 4 stages take you from where you are now to a happy non-smoker. Click here to request access to the exclusive video of the 4 stages.
It’s 100% free.
All you need to do is enter your name and email address so I can send you the video. And make sure you watch all of it because there is a free gift at the end.
2. Gives You Natural Alternatives
Many stop smoking aids tell you why smoking is bad for you or why you are better off as a non-smoker.
But they don’t show you the most important thing: what to do instead of smoking.
Even worse, they give you unnatural alternatives like nicotine gums, patches and vaping.
These products are supposed to help with the nicotine withdrawal. But they don’t. Instead, they prolong it.
When you stop supplying your body with nicotine, the cravings eventually end. When you keep taking nicotine, the cravings continue for as long as you remain addicted.
You don’t need substitutes.
What you need are things to do instead of smoking that will keep your hands busy and help you feel good without cigarettes.
This can be anything from sugarless candy and deep breathing.
In the Breathe Life Program, we help our members find healthy habits to replace smoking.
The key here is to choose something that keeps your mind and hands busy and away from cigarettes.
3. Is Always Accessible
The last thing to look for in a smoking cessation program is 24/7 access.
Imagine you are smoke-free for 2 days. But then something happens that stresses you out – an argument with your spouse, bad news or even traffic!
I’ll bet you can guess what happens next.
As soon as you feel anxious, you get an overwhelming urge to smoke, right?
What do you do at that moment?
If you can’t immediately get help, you might give in and smoke.
Let’s face it. If you’re seeing a counselor, you will have to wait a week to get help.
If you are part of an online support group, you will have to wait for someone to reply something helpful before you run out of willpower.
But if you have an online tobacco cessation program, you can instantly log in, watch a video or listen to an audio and find a way to relax without smoking.
I used to help people stop smoking with private sessions. And before long, I realized that it was practically and physically impossible to be there for my clients when they needed me. So I started creating and giving them small videos to use in difficult moments.
When they told me how helpful this was, I started putting together a video-based online program, which turned out to be the best method to stop smoking.
Remember that no matter how you choose to quit, make sure you follow a method, use natural ways to quit smoking and have support when you need it – even if it’s your family and friends.
If you do, you will succeed!