Our expert says:
First of all, hearty congratulations on deciding to stop smoking --- it's never too late to get health benefits from doing so. I haven't found a really good book dealing with ow to help yourself here, but explore on Amazon.com ( where there are good expert reviews of books, as well as reviews by ordfinary folks who bought them !). Hypnosis by a "hypnotherapist" --- there's no good evidence that this is effective, though it can be expensive ; and I find "hypnotherapists" too often make wild and excessive claims that can't be backed by good evidence.
Self-hypnosis is something one can easily learn, and even from books, as a way to calm and relax yourself deliberately, which can inded help to reduce the craving.
You say you have "tried everything", so I'm not sure what may not have been tried. The nicotine patches seem to help many eople if used prperly, because part of the problem is a nicotine addiction carefully encouraged by those who formulate the blend of cigarettes, and if one can separate a gradual withdrawal from the nicotine your system has got so used to, from the stopping of the smoking ( all that iddling with cigarettes, lighting them, etc.) it can be easier. Also, find something else to do with your hands when you feel anxious / nervous ( worry beads can be handy ).
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