Of all the tips and tricks to quit smoking… of all the crazy things people try to stop the cravings… this one just might be the weirdest yet.
But you’re going to love it – because it’s ALSO the easiest.
New research reveals a simple way to end the cravings that undermine so many attempts to quit smoking.
Those powerful urges are the NUMBER ONE cause of failure. In fact, they’re the reason half of all attempts to kick the butt habit end in two weeks or less.
But not for you. Because today I’m going to teach you this one wild trick that takes just seconds and can help kill a craving so fast that you’ll no longer feel the need to light up.
The moment will pass. And you’ll be back on track.
End the cravings without going crazy
When those smoking cravings hit, you can feel like you’re in a trance. Despite trying to quit, you grab your pack of smokes and your lighter, then march outside.
And for too many smokers, it ends the same way: You give in, light up, and puff away.
But the new study offers a different ending to that scenario.
All you have to do is SNIFF something you like!
In a series of experiments, smokers who were not trying to quit… in other words, folks still fully committed to the habit… were asked not to smoke for eight hours.
Then, they were brought into the lab with their favorite cigarettes and asked to light up… but NOT to take a puff.
Imagine that? Eight hours without smoking and it’s there in your fingers, lit. You can see it and smell it, but you can’t puff.
It’s gotta drive you nuts, right?
Scent secret can squash your smoking habit
Of course, it DID make folks feel bonkers. They rated their cravings at an average of 82 on a 100-point scale.
But instead of smoking, they were given various scents to inhale – and in nearly EVERY case, the urge dropped.
The more pleasant that smell, the more the craving faded. With the most pleasant scents of all, the desperate desire to smoke dropped by a stunning 20 points!
“Most pleasant” of course will depend on what you like.
In this study, the most effective smells were the ones that triggered happy memories – such as peppermint, which awakened some holiday spirit, or chocolate, which made folks feel like kids again.
You can experiment with your own favorite smells, whether it’s mint, coffee, fresh laundry, or something else entirely. And when you find it, keep it close by so you have it handy when you feel the need for an emergency sniff.
It just might help you kick your smoking habit once and for all.