Cigarette smoking can lead to a lot of unlikable effects like tooth decay, stained teeth, gum problems, and premature aging. Other more severe effects of this bad habit are emphysema, cancer, and even death. As a matter of fact, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Furthermore, the number of deaths associated with smoking is above 440,000 in the United States alone. For this reason, a lot of smokers have decided to save their health and kick the habit. Unfortunately, because cigarettes are very addictive, most of the attempts to quit have not been successful. For people who have been smoking for a very long time, withdrawal syndromes are very difficult to fight and they end up returning to the habit they have been trying to avoid. Stop Smoking Aids It’s a good thing that there are now aids for people who want to quit, like the nicotine replacement therapy which involves chewing a nicotine gum or putting on a nicotine patch. Nicotine is the substance that makes cigarettes addictive. People crave for it because of the burst of energy and pleasurable feelings that are induced by the substance when it enters the bloodstream. The nicotine replacement therapy stops a person from smoking by providing him with the dose of nicotine he needs to get through the day. Although this therapy is very effective in reducing withdrawal symptoms, it is not recommended to be the only method for quitting cigarette smoking because people tend to become dependent on it. Fortunately, with the new innovations of medical technology, we now have other aids, such as stop smoking shots and pills that can wean people from their nicotine addiction. Stop Smoking Shots or Pill? The stop smoking shot can make it easier for smokers to kick the habit. In order to stop a person from looking for the desired effects of nicotine, this stop smoking shot prevents the nicotine from entering the brain where it usually works as a stimulant. By not being able to feel the pleasurable effects that they associate with smoking a cigarette, these people lose the need to ingest nicotine. Although the stop smoking pill can also wean smokers from the bad habit without the use of nicotine, it is not as successful as the stop smoking shot. The first stop smoking pill is actually an anti-depressant that takes the place of nicotine by increasing the levels of dopamine and norephinephrine in the body. The most recent type of stop smoking pill works just like the stop smoking shot because it inhibits the effects of nicotine in the bloodstream. Unfortunately, it has to be taken for weeks before it becomes effective. The stop smoking shot, on the other hand, can stop a person from smoking with just one dose. For these reasons, stop smoking shots have a 70-80% success rate which is twice more than those of pills. The only drawback is that these shots can be a bit expensive. But then, you have to ask yourself this question: Can you put a price on good health?