By: Dr. Tatyana Gurvich
Pharmacologist and Consultant
“Quitting smoking is easy.
I have done it a thousand times”
Quitting smoking is a very challenging process. It is estimated that in the United States 21% of the adult population smokes. If you are between the ages of 18 and 29, that percentage is higher at 30%. Most people who smoke want to quit but are unsuccessful at it. It is estimated that 70% of smokers actually want to quit. Only 8% quit successfully with out help. Seeking a health care professional’ advice alone increases that rate to 10%. So those of you who are reading this article are on the right track!
Although there are several pharmaceutical products out there approved for smoking cessation, none of them are 100% effective, and all are associated with the risk of adverse events, side effects, and put patients at risk for unwanted drug interactions. Some of the products require regular doctor visits, are expensive and often not covered by insurance, which in and of itself can be prohibitive.
So before resorting to pharmaceutical grade products, why not try an inexpensive, effective, all natural alternative? That alternative is SMOKING SUCKS. It is a drug free lollipop which contains only natural ingredients.
The active ingredient in this product is L-tryptophan 25 mg. It is simply an amino acid which is a building block of protein. It is present in many every day foods, such as turkey and milk products. It works by reducing the anxiety associated with quitting smoking and some of the withdrawal reactions as well. In its pure form, it has no adverse reactions or side effects. There are no precautions or contraindications which are often associated with prescription products.
Other ingredients include brown rice syrup, cane juice, ginger, cinnamon and wintergreen. These products add to the flavor of the lollipop and its soothing quality.
We all know smoking is bad for you and those around you. It can lead to cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and premature death. If you are reading this, chances are you are thinking about quitting. Why not try to quit the natural way?