Despite a well-publicized cure for nicotine addiction (1) and other educational efforts, according to the Center for Disease Control, after decades of decline, the smoking rate in the United States has plateaued over the past seven years (2). About one in five American adults or an estimated 45.3 million people is a smoker (19.3% of all adults, aged 18 years or older). That percentage has remained virtually unchanged since 2005.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States (3) accounting for approximately 443,000 deaths, or 1 of every 5 deaths, in the United States each year (4) . Another study (5) also released in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that despite an increasing number of laws that restrict smoking in public places, about 40 percent of nonsmoking adults and 54 percent of children still show evidence of tobacco exposure through secondhand smoke. Virtually all children who live with smokers — 98 percent — have some exposure to the toxic chemicals.
“We hope that this report is a wakeup call for the continuing threat that tobacco use poses,” CDC (6) Director Thomas Frieden told reporters.
A wakeup call!?
Perhaps Thomas Frieden, the CDC, the American Heart and Lung Associations, and every so-called authoritative expert and health organization needs a frigging wakeup call.
YOUR IRRATIONAL STOP SMOKING TREATMENTS DON’T WORK.
That’s why you are impotent. Not only do they not work, conventional treatments for nicotine addiction can’t possibly work because they ignore or violate the fundamental laws of biochemistry and neurophysiology which govern addictive behaviors. Currently accepted treatments for nicotine addiction are mostly worthless and many such as drug therapies may be as dangerous as tobacco itself. Just another example of widespread negligence, incompetence and fraud in American healthcare. The healthcare crisis is a crisis of stupidity.
Tobacco Addiction Solution
Here is the answer to tobacco addiction in a nutshell. If want more detail, read one of my books or take a look at my outcome studies. Our brain chemistry, specifically certain neurotransmitters or “feel good” mood hormones, govern our behaviors. If you don’t believe this, try holding your breath for a while. In seconds to minutes of not breathing, your brain chemistry will force you to breath despite your will power.
This is what the founders of AA discovered – we are powerless over our brain chemistry if it gets distorted enough, and all addictive drugs, including prescription psychotropic drugs, throw the brain into extreme imbalance.
3 Neurotransmitters are the Key to Quit Smoking
At least 3 main neurotransmitters are responsible for powerlessness over nicotine, and if these are not restored according to the immutable laws of brain biochemistry, most attempts to end nicotine addiction will fail. They are:
1- acetylcholine(7) (the brain’s “natural nicotine”),
2- dopamine (the brain’s “natural cocaine”) and
3- serotonin (the brain’s “natural antidepressant”).
Acetylcholine can only be synthesized from a food or supplement source of choline and vitamin B5 (pantethine). Dopamine can only be synthesized from a food or supplement source of tyrosine (an amino acid) or its metabolite L-DOPA and vitamins B3 and B6 and the mineral iron. Serotonin can only be synthesized from a food or supplement source of tryptophan (an amino acid) or its metabolite 5HTP and vitamins B3 and B6 and the mineral iron.
Ignoring this prescription is like ignoring the instruction manual in your car. Go ahead, use the wrong fuel, oil and other car fluids and see how long your car lasts. The instruction manual for beating addictions was written by God, evolution, or some combination thereof. From a theological perspective, the entire medical profession has turned away from God, ignoring the author of the instruction manual, and 443,000 Americans a year pay the price. Neurophysiology and biochemistry is simply the reverse engineering of billions of years of evolution or of God’s handiwork. You might not want to ignore God’s instruction manual if you are hooked on nicotine, or God may soon be calling you back to Him for a little discussion about the definition of human stupidity.
Acetylcholine can be restored by supplementing your diet with lecithin (8) 1000 mg. – 3 with meals 3 times a day. Serotonin can only be regenerated with 5HTP (9) at a dose of 200 mg. three times a day. Dopamine can be restored with tyrosine 500 mg. – 3 tablets/capsules 3 times a day. All the B vitamins can be supplied with a strong B complex (B 100’s) twice a day.
There it is – no profits for the author, no weird drugs that will cause you to hallucinate and see dead people, and no useless, expensive therapies from an acupuncturist or a hypnotist. And you can keep smoking if you want, its just that you probably won’t remember to, because the cravings will disappear and the cigarettes will taste the way they are supposed to taste – awful. That’s the gist of it, but it would not hurt to exercise, sweat a lot and take plenty of vitamin C and chlorella to more rapidly detoxify the poisons that have accumulated from years of smoking.
I am getting closer to retirement age, and I find it sad that ignorance, incompetence, fraudulence and negligence prevails, especially when nearly a half million American lives are scheduled for execution by tobacco this year and it could all be prevented. I imagine that humanity will diddle around with a hundred dangerous drugs to “treat” nicotine addiction in the next 200 years, and finally someone will brush the dust off of one of my books in some abandoned library and rediscover the cure. Perhaps it will be the very paper you are reading now!
(1) Gant CE, Lewis G (2010) End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free. Square One Publishers.
(3) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Economic Costs—United States, 1995–1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2002;51(14):300–3 [accessed 2012 Jan 24].
(4) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost, and Productivity Losses—United States, 2000–2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2008;57(45):1226–8 [accessed 2012 Jan 24].
(5) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2004 [accessed 2012 Jan 24].
(6) CDC = Center for Disease Control
(7) Don’t believe me, look these up in www.wikipedia.org and learn about them.
(8 ) Contains phosphatidyl choline. One can also supplement pure phosphatidyl choline which is about 3 times stronger.
(9) Or tryptophan, 2000 mg. three times a day. Don’t take tryptophan or 5HTP if you are taking an SSRI antidepressant.