Research Before Your Leap
The proliferation of stop smoking injection clinics means there is money from cigarette smokers who want to quit. Unfortunately, there are several questionable clinics and people should be wary of these before signing up for a treatment. If you get flyers and read posters about guaranteed one-time visit treatments, think twice. Smoking cessation treatments are not that simple. Nobody can erase years of abuse with just one stop smoking injection.
A stop smoking injection uses atarax and scopolamine followed up with pills and nicotine patches. To reinforce the therapy, group support sessions and educational materials will be provided. However, if you go to the various websites claiming successful cures, there are no offsite links. A scam page uses the same reference to appear legit but does not have supporting external links. The one-time stop smoking injection clinics have identical scientific references, which need to be verified and checked against scientific journals.
What To Watch Out For
Since stop smoking injection treatments will cost roughly $400 or more, play smart. Do not go for come-ons like 50% off, university studies, patents, and money back guarantees. However, these may just be poor marketing strategies.
Look out for Atarax. This drug is a potent antihistamine. Atarax injections could trigger stronger body reactions. Just think. An Atarax pill can result to severe allergic reactions, what more could an injection do? Scopolamine and atarax work on the nervous system long enough to straighten out the brain chemicals. These drugs can be dangerous if not used properly. Of course, it is better to be cautious than wallow in regret later.
What Worked for Joe May Not Work For Dick
Not all stop smoking injection programs are scams, though. Several have worked fine and many patients swear they are off nicotine. One successful reformed smoker saw an ad for a treatment using atropine and scopolamine. The injections were administered on the ear and on the hips. The whole exercise cost about $450. He followed up the injections with pills and patches. Soon enough, he was off the habit. For 6 years now, he has not touched a single cigarette. Others complain that the treatment were unsuccessful. But as the veterans say – there is no fast and easy cure for nicotine addiction, and a one shot stop smoking injection is not plausible.
Another version of the stop smoking injection treatments use small amounts of Vitamin B complex shots. The shot is accompanied with a numbing formula and are injected at acupuncture points on the earlobes and near the nose. Patients have achieved success and those who feel they need another shot can have it.
Just an Afterthought
If you are willing to be subjected to stop smoking injection therapies, then find out if these are FDA approved. Better still, discuss this concern with your doctor. Always bear in mind that quitting, no matter what treatments are available, will still need your self control and determination. When it comes to smoking cessation, when there’s a will, there’s a way.