A new trial treatment

dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech...

This is only a trial at the mo, but something like this sounds fab if it works!!

Basically they zap smokers' brains with magnets to make you not want to smoke even when someone sparks up in front of you.

Hope for me yet then :p

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  • Hi Gem I think this is the research they are planning at Barts London I saw an advert looking for volunteers x

    Ooh interesting!!

    Hope it works and they introduce it because the not wanting to smoke is the real jump from being a quitter to a non-smoker IMO.

    Wonder what they call a heavy smoker though, does it not work on everyone or something?

  • Also did u see the advert on tv last night for the strips that dissolve on your tongue. X

    I didn't, will have a look when my time comes!!

    The advert just said anyone who smokes no amount or time limit x

    That's fab, hope they bring it out ASAP!!

    x

  • Also did u see the advert on tv last night for the strips that dissolve on your tongue. X

    Hi Deb, I did - they look just like those Extra strips that were about 10 years ago. I gather you get an instant hit whereas lozenges can take up to 15 minutes to work?

  • Gemma hi,

    I have visions in my head like strapped to a table with a straight jacket on ! Not Good ! The very thought. I just think the mind is the one to conquer Hun. If the mindset is right you can achieve anything. I say this because I have brainwashed myself believing that fags are going to kill me. That's just me.

    But reading this article it does state it's only effective 6 months after. Which probably explains why so many quitters sadly succumb after long periods like yourself ? It's just not fair is it. x

  • Gemma hi,

    I have visions in my head like strapped to a table with a straight jacket on ! Not Good ! The very thought. I just think the mind is the one to conquer Hun. If the mindset is right you can achieve anything. I say this because I have brainwashed myself believing that fags are going to kill me. That's just me.

    But reading this article it does state it's only effective 6 months after. Which probably explains why so many quitters sadly succumb after long periods like yourself ? It's just not fair is it. x

    Lol, the straitjacket would be worth it!!

    It is a mindset thing, think that's the most important bit to get right - and even if the magnets are a placebo if it makes you believe you don't want to smoke it might do the job?

    My failing was because I got the mental bit wrong, very much not helped by the evil e-cig of doom.

    It definitely isn't fair!!

    x

    I saw it too, I guess it would be good for people who would otherwise plump for an inhalator or e-cig but it still means putting something in your mouth to handle craves which seems to have been a major quit killer for some folks, perpetuating the hand to mouth action and so somehow maintaining parts of our smokers programming. Still, different strokes for different folks, if it works for some and gets them off fags without getting them hooked on the NRT then that's all that matters.

    That's the trouble with NRT you take as and when IMO, although you don't smoke you can just as easily have a piece of gum, or lozenge instead.

    But I do think stuff like that is far better than e-cigs 'cos there's no smoking action to them.

    Zapping your brain or Champix sound even better.

  • If you can quit,by re-wiring your brain using Allen Carr,reading up extensively,using Champix too perhaps,it is all the best way I think.:) I realise not everybody is able to do this.

    There are fundamentally I think 2 ways to quit

    A) Re-wire you thoughts about smoking,as above,and think your way out of smoking by acts of faith and by being determined.

    B) Have some external medication or procedure or process applied to you,by medical or other means,which 'forces' or encourages you to not want to smoke.

    I still believe that in every way A) is preferable and is more likely to be a long term solution ;)

    A is definitely the best one, pity you can't just install it like a program on a computer!!

    There is a real risk of swapping one addiction for another when you use NRT, but loads of people (including me) can't go CT :/

  • It is certainly a rewiring thing as far as I was concerned. I had spent 10 months on patches and lozenges while still having up to 10 fags a day, I mean that was as good as giving up, wasn't it? It was only that I had suspected COPD and the canny practice nurse realised I was just a walking excuse who lied her head off, put me on Champix, closely monitored for the first month. About three weeks into taking them I decided I really did want to quit. How much of that was the fact that I couldn't stand the smell of my then smoky blokey, or if I smoked I wouldn't get any satisfaction, or that I found this place I don't know (That was by complete accident, I was looking up Champix as the Nurse said I wouldn't want to smoke after about two weeks but I was still gagging for one so I wanted to see if other people were the same or if I was a freak) I can't say this has been easy but once I'd realised that it was only the nicotine telling me I had to smoke and that in reality I hated it, there was only one way to go - Quitsville ;)

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