Butt out: How to quit smoking

Carolyn Magner | April 09, 2012

 

Scams and unproven methods

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Smokers are easy prey for savvy marketers because of the difficulty and, for some, desperation involved in quitting. Low-voltage lasers, electronic cigarettes, herbs, supplements and magnets — though some have experienced success using them — all come loaded with promises that border on fraud and deception. Be aware of scams and research any method offering easy quitting techniques.

QuitGuide is a free application that was developed by MMG Inc. for the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute.