Quit Smoking through Injections

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The formulation? of quit-smoking injections way back in the 1980s came as? good news for those who wanted to quit smoking but didn't want to undergo that slow process of physical and psychological withdrawal.? The injection? was introduced as an? alternative to the conventional ?controlling-the-desire-to-smoke?, patches, nicotine gum, Zyban , hypnotic method and a number of other methods to help people quit.. Today, there are many clinics? that offer this ?one-time treatment? which enables smokers to quit, without the accompanying physical withdrawal symptoms.

The ?Anticholenergic Block? Method
The injection works by blocking the nicotine receptor sites. The same method in principle, is replicated? by numerous pain-killers (Novocain for instance.) The method is similar to the anticholinergic block method of Bachynsky that inspired many a scientists looking for a medical cure to stop nicotine craving. By blocking the receptor sites, it curbs the physical desire to smoke. With follow-up medication, one can completely kick the habit of smoking within two weeks. However, the advocates of this method recommend that an individual should have the will power to control smoking during the course of treatment. Smoking is a pysiological and psychological addiction which can be cured by the power of our will.

The Drug in the Injection
This injection is a combination of FDA approved drugs. They can be either hyoscyamine, scopolamine and hydroxyzine(used by Kirk G. Voelker, MD, Lung Associates of Sarasota, FL, in a community smoking cessation clinic) or Atarax and Scolopamine (used by the Medical Stop Smoking Center.)
These drugs are followed up by another course of medication that maintains the necessary drug levels required to completely quit this habit. These drugs are not addictive and need to be taken only for two weeks.. They have some side effects that? vanish in a short period of time. Some of the common side effects are light-headedness, drowsiness,constipation, fatigue, dry mouth and an? altered sense of taste and smell,

Is it Really that effective?
Studies have concluded that the success rates of such methods are at 80%.? The practitioners and advocates of this? method repeatedly emphasize? that it can only stop only physical carving for nicotine. What it can not control is the individual, psychological craving? to light up a cigarette. Psychological cravings can only be controlled through a strong will to quit smoking. If a smoker has a strong will power, then this drug will push the chances of quitting the habit up close to 100%. There will be only minor and manageable side effects.