Bogus Quit Smoking Programs

There are quite a few of these out there. One in particular advertises a quit smoking shot that's 80% effective. As the saying goes, if it's too good to be true it's probably not true. That definitely applies here.

The shot has been advertised in some shape or form for many years. It's basically a mixture of three drugs; atropine, scopolamine and chlorpromazine. There is absolutely no legitimate research to support the use of these medications. The companies that sell the shot like to advertise that these are FDA approved medications. Well, they are. However, they are not FDA approved for smoking cessation.

These shots have been known to cause harm. There are many reports of people suffering hallucinations and mental breaks hours after the injection. One patient reports feeling disoriented and so agitated that she tried to jump out of a moving car. All of this for a mere $400.00!

There are better ways to quit and better things to do with your 400 bucks. My advise is to stay clear of any quit smoking shot.
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MA, MAppSci, PhD

Dr. Jonathan Foulds is an expert in the field of tobacco addiction.