All forms of nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches, etc.) have a success rate of only 10 to 20%, depending on the study. Which means 80 to 90% of the people fail to quit cigarettes. Not only does NRT fail most of the time, it also has dangerous side effects.
Such as: nausea and indigestion, itching and redness of the skin, and nightmares - and occasionally the side effects can be more serious. So there is very little chance of it working, and a very big chance of physical harm. Hypnosis is completely safe, and WORKS…
National Health Service reports have shown that zyban can be completely ineffective unless combined with other psychological or group type treatment-for example, hypnosis or group support . People have actually died as a side effect from this drug. The Makers of this drug state that 1 in 1000 will suffer convulsions that could lead to death. It doesn't work, and it is a very dangerous drug.
Some prescription drugs like bupropion (brand names Zyban SR, Clorpax, Prexaton and Bupropion-RL) and varenicline (brand name Champix) can also reduce some nicotine withdrawal symptoms. These drugs must be prescribed by your doctor as they are not suitable for everyone and can often have nasty side effects such nausea, vomiting, headaches, hallucinations.
Group hypnosis quit cigarettes is cheaper, but only about 30% of the people get results. In a group setting you cannot custom tailor the program to you and your needs. That is why the success rates are so low. If you want to gamble on that you will be in the group who succeeds, you can do that. Or you can play the sure game one on one, you will be a non-smoker.