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Old 09-11-2019, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Broomstick View Post
Yes and no.

Truth is, there are NO highly effective methods for getting off any form of addiction. The success rate, even for the most effective methods, is under 20% per attempt. Which is why addicts typically need multiple attempts to quit before they finally do so for good, and why relapses are so common.

Nictoine gum and patches are, at present, two of the more effective means to end a tobacco addiction. Their success rate, per attempt, is still under 20%. There are other methods that are even worse than that.

Treating addiction is hard. There are no quick and easy fixes.
Well, I personally immediately stopped cigarettes with vaping. I know it's not harmless and that I'm still addicted to nicotine but I feel a lot better and I'm pretty confident I've lowered some long term risks.