Bupropion (marketed as Zyban by the GlaxoSmithKline
pharmaceutical company) and varenicline (marketed as Chantix by the Pfizer pharmaceutical
company) are the only two prescription medications approved by the FDA to help
treat nicotine dependence. Recently, the Washington
Post published an article about a popular smoking cessation medication
which has been available for many years in Europe. According to the article, Tabex
(cytisine) is a relatively inexpensive, non-prescription smoking cessation treatment,
which is considered even more effective than bupropion with fewer side-effects.
Since 1992, according to New Scientist, it has been known
that "Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking." Its
quote was based upon a study cited within the Journal of Applied Psychology, earlier that same year. As a
psychologist and certified hypnotherapist, I continue to advocate the use of
clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation, one of the least expensive and most
effective approaches to becoming smoke-free. Since the American Medical
Association approved the use of clinical hypnosis in the 1950's, hundreds of
thousands of people have found hypnosis to be an effective way to stop smoking,
lose weight, and otherwise improve their lives.
Considering the fact that, according to the National
Institutes of Health, combined therapies are most prudent in addictions
treatment, I recommend combining hypnosis for smoking cessation with Tabex (cytisine)
(after consultation with your family doctor).
Tabex is manufactured by Sopharma (Bulgaria). Additional
information about Tabex can be found on the company’s website: www.tabex.net.
My professional website offers a FREE hypnosis for smoking
cessation download: www.QuitForFree.com.
I am a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, certified hypnotherapist, and EMDR-Level II practitioner in full-time private practice. As a presenter for PESI, I provide national continuing education workshops for mental health and educational professionals. I also host my professional website that helps visitors simplify their overall healthcare, by improving their emotional health with my psychology-related links, e-books, hypnosis and other FREE self-help programs.