Below is a piece I wrote years ago to promote my clinics to potential clients. The same principles talked about here applies to Freedom participation also. Since the topics of acupuncture, hypnosis, and various other methods are brought up periodically, I thought I would show you how I addressed the issues for many years now. I actually used to have people call me all the time and ask my opinion of these methods, and my advice was always if they were considering coming to me or use another method, use the other method first. If they came to me first, had a tough moment, they would often throw in the towel and figure they would just do the easy thing next. Then the easy thing would usually not work, and they would think why bother coming back to me, they tried it and it didn't last. But the reason it didn't last is that they were holding on to the idea of a fall back easy method. Its time that everyone lets go of that fantasy. There is only one way to guarantee long term success, and that is to never take another puff!
Anyway, here is the promotional piece I was referring to.
ARE YOU AN INTELLIGENT SMOKER?
Being an intelligent smoker means that you recognize smoking to be dangerous to your health, threatening your social status and costing you a lot more money than it is worth. Since you are intelligent, you probably want to quit smoking but just can't seem to. We can help you break free from cigarettes.
There are no shots, record keeping, hypnosis, needles, or any other quick fix gimmicks. Our method is clear and simple. Participants quit smoking completely at the first session and are supported through the worst period of physiological and psychological withdrawal. Long-term reinforcement then provides additional support to maintain abstinence.
Why choose our Stop Smoking Clinic over other programs? We don't claim to be the cheapest, quickest, easiest, biggest, or most convenient. We don't guarantee that you won't experience withdrawal, and if you fail to quit, we won't give you a penny back. Other programs may promise any or all of these miraculous benefits. We offer none of them. So why choose our clinic?
Only one reason we can think of -- because it works. We are a "no nonsense program" with a success rate consistently far above the national average. We recognize that smoking is not only an ingrained habit but, more importantly, a true form of drug addiction and we treat it as such. For addiction, there is no magic cure, no easy way out. But the nicotine addiction, like any other drug dependency, is treatable. We offer comprehensive and sound support to beat that addiction. But don't let us give you the wrong impression. We won't quit for you. You will have to do the hard part. We will simply show you how to stop, how to stay off and then to see that there is life after smoking.
We are not the program for everyone. If you think you can quit anytime you want, don't call us. If you are offended that we put you in the same category as alcoholics, heroin junkies, or cocaine addicts, don't call us. If you want an easy, painless method that requires no effort or responsibility on your part, don't call us. But if you are sick and tired of smoking and you really want to quit-- sign up.