There are numerous smoking cessation products available to assist smokers. Stop smoking aids have been at the cornerstone of smoking cessation for years. Products such as nicotine gum and nicotine patches are all easily recognizable by today's consumer. But regardless of the quit smoking aid used by the smoker, it's important to note however, that none of them have achieved a 100% success rate.Much of this has to do with the seriousness of the potential quitter. Do they really want to quit or are they simply contemplating the idea, wondering what it would be like if they did quit. For some, no assistance is needed. They are simply done with smoking. This is called quitting cold turkey.
Cold turkey is often considered the "honorable" way to quit and viewed as a test of will power. Although most smokers would prefer to quit this way, less than 10% of them will have long term success. Those who are successful using this method have a strong support system in place, as well as, a realistic sense of what to expect. These people are sure in their reason for quitting and are mentally and physically prepared for what may happen. The overall success rate is about 3-6%.