- Start to clean up
- Fall back into the habit
- Rinse and repeat …
Some have tried gums, patches, and more drug related alternatives such as Chantix and Zyban. But these sorts of quit smoking aids get expensive over time, and a lot of us these days don’t have that sort of money to throw around with a rising cost of living. For those of us who have a rough time sticking to a quit attempt and affording these quit assisting treatments, there may be a cheaper alternative on the way.
Cytosine – An Old Drug That’s Showing New Tricks
Smokers are three times more likely to stub out the habit if they take a course of pills that costs just $3.20 a week, according to a British study. Scientists at University College London said that using cytosine, a nicotine substitute naturally found in laburnum seeds, could become the first stop-smoking treatment that costs less than a packet of cigarettes without subsidies.
The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, involved 740 patients who took cytosine or a placebo for four weeks. Participants on cytosine were 3.4 times more likely to succeed than those on the placebo.
For the approximately 1 billion (that’s a million million) smokers around the world, it could be the affordable assistance they need to finally break the habit. The next step will be US Food and Drug Administration approval, but once that is achieved, it could be a cost effective alternative to nicotine gums, patches and drug treatments such as Chantix and Zyban, presuming it’s released at a competitive price in the US and other countries.
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More Than One Way To Quit Smoking and Clean Up Your Lungs
Of course, Cytosine will be just one more alternative (abet hopefully a cheaper one) in the arsenal of quit and stay cigarette free methods you can use to beat the habit and start cleaning up your life and your lungs. However, if you want a comprehensive program that offers many different methods to motivate yourself, quit, clean up your lungs and reduce stress while doing it, you can’t go past our very own ‘The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide’ Series. Whether you have already quit, or in the planning stage of saying goodbye to nicotine for good, our Lung Detox Guide has all the advice you need to turn your next day free of nicotine into a lifetime of better health, and to speeding up the removal of all that tar and mucus that is still clogging up your lungs from years of smoking. Quitting is a good first step, but you need to follow it up with a lung detox ASAP to have the best chance of avoiding cancer and reducing other smoking related diseases.
So consider investing in ‘The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide’ Series today. We hope to add Cytisine to the list of quit assist treatments just as soon as it is widely available to help you quit smoking with much greater ease.
Until next time,
stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.