This Blog is about Nicotine, Not Champix!

by Chris Holmes

OK it is time to get focussed! When I launched the Truth Will Out Campaign back in March 2008, it was to blow the whistle on the Global Nicotine Scam, not to spend the rest of my working life discussing Champix… or Chantix to give it the alias it goes by in the United States.  Varenicline.  Doesn’t matter what you call it, it still doesn’t work very well unless what you’re after is a mental breakdown and the loss of everything that is dear to you.

That drug is based upon the notion that smokers smoke because of nicotine – an idea which doesn’t stand up to any serious scrutiny, it’s just that no-one was scrutinising it until I published Nicotine: The Drug That Never Was in 2007.

Since then, a study done by Dr Reuven Dar from Tel Aviv University’s Psychology Department (link follows) has confirmed exactly what I was saying in that book: namely that smokers’ cravings are not withdrawal symptoms, and indeed are not related to nicotine levels in any way. Smoking is NOT a drug addiction, it just looks like one if you don’t know the difference between an addiction and a compulsive habit. And doctors currently do not, which is why I wrote the book. To understand the difference, you need to understand how the human Subconscious mind organises and repeats compulsive habitual behaviour. As a hypnotherapist, I’ve spent more than a decade shutting down habits like that with hypnotherapy, usually in one session.

I have done that with thousands of individuals, one at a time. It is not a trick. It is not a parlour game. It is a process of communication and anyone can respond to it if they choose. It is all explained in the book – available as a paperback (£16.95) or a download (£5).  The fact is, both Champix Chantix and Nicotine Replacement Products are all based on a myth in the first place, and that is why they usually fail.  Shame that smokers usually blame themselves for that failure, when they should be blaming those lousy methods!

the book that blew the whistle on the nicotine scam

The Science

more about hypnotherapy
…and then there is this!  We are quite simply right about this.  Sorry, Doc! Sorry, NiQuitin!  The Nicotine Tale turned out to be an embarrassing medical error leading to a collosal global scam.

7 thoughts on “This Blog is about Nicotine, Not Champix!”

  1. Grief. Apart from the £121 price tag that book is ten years old. Why has it been hidden for so long?

    Loving part 2 by the way although your printers could do with taking a little more care!

  2. Hi Jon! That’s the first bit of feedback I’ve had about the second volume of my book from anyone, so thanks for that! I’m not responsible for any slips by the printers, but if you let me know what they are I’ll make sure any future edition is corrected!

    Yes I partly included the link to the really, really expensive book ‘cos it makes my book look like a great bargain at only £16.95! I wonder how many copies they’ve sold? Even their Kindle edition is $138! That’s an e-book! Before you rush to buy that, folks, if you select the Buy The Book option on this here website, you can get an e-book version of either of my books for only £5!

    I’ve been in touch with the author Professor Reuven Dar at Tel Aviv University and he has sent me copies of some of his published articles on the subject, co-authored with Hanan Frenk, like the v.expensive book. Once I’ve had a chance to read them I’ll do a further post on that.

  3. i use my electronic cigarette without nicotene juice in it most of the time and sometimes i smoke real ciggies sometimes for 2 or 3 days at a time. when i decide i dont want to smoke anymore and go back onto the electronic cigarette i do not suffer any so-called withdrawal effects. this i believe is because the electronic cigarette is reinforcing the hand to mouth effects of a real cigarette out of sheer habit. yet if i smoke real ciggies and do not go back onto the electronic cigarette i get very agitated and must back the learned habit by sucking on a pen or something similar and holding it like a cigarette.

  4. Hi Jane, thanks for that – it supports my assertion that nicotine itself is irrelevant, except insofar as a smoker may BELIEVE it is relevant… which counts for a lot in some smokers.

    Klaus’s article is part of a movement against the people who are trying to ban tobacco all over the world. I have sympathy with that movement, partly because I believe in freedom of choice but also because prohibition only makes things seem more appealing! Why did most of us start smoking in the first place? Because we were not allowed to!

    However, I lampooned the idea that nicotine improves concentration and makes people mentally sharper in another post… here is an excerpt:

    After The Sly Smoke at School

    As we headed back into the main building Stuart said, as he often did: “You know lads, I really feel ready for Double Physics now! I feel energised, alert… the only problem is that my noticeably-increased powers of concentration might give me away this afternoon! Better stash these cigs somewhere…”

    It was a hazard of which we were all too keenly aware. Anyone who works in a school will be able to spot the smokers – full of life, really alert, always concentratin’… come to think of it we had a bit of an unfair advantage, didn’t we? No wonder we all did so well.


  5. hi chris, yes it was an experiment i did few months ago and it supported your theory from your book. if you remember i used to beat myself up over smoking and was convinced like many that there was such thing as nicotene addiction. incidently my boyfriend hasnt smoked now for over 2 1/2 years and is still using those nicorette inhalator things but without the nicotene and he is scared to stop using them in case he smokes. this is because he has just offset the smoking habit onto something else.

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