The most widely used method of quitting is also the most misunderstood. Going it alone, or
going "cold turkey" means relying solely on your willpower to quit. Willpower is essential — you
have to really want it. However, nicotine is so addictive that people often underestimate how
difficult it is to resist cravings.
Willpower alone vs. chemical dependency is an unfair fight!
Nicotine activates areas of your brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward by raising
dopamine levels. Dopamine, also called the pleasure
molecule, is the same substance involved in addiction like cocaine and heroin.
Once your brain becomes dependent on nicotine, it links the release of dopamine with your smoking
habits and behavior.
What's more, nicotine cravings don't end after you've smoked your last cigarette. They get worse!
Weeks — even months — after your last puff, the cravings remain. That's why most cold turkey quitters fail.
They have plenty of willpower but aren't prepared for the strong withdrawal cravings.
Using Commit stop-smoking lozenge to help relieve those cravings doubles the likelihood of success.
And adding an individualized plan to help deal with smoking habits improves success rates even more.
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There are many quitting methods available. Your best chance of success is finding the method that
works for you. If you're ready to stop, customize your quit plan now.