Is the quit smoking establishment so set in their ways or tied to manufacturers of quit smoking aids that they would not consider an alternative approach to quitting smoking?
I honestly believe there is a better approach than what they repeat ad infinitum.
With success rates using their methods fairly miserable, would they be willing to take a group of 20+ smokers and try a different approach and document the findings?
If there were more positive results than using their methods, would they be willing to adjust their curriculum and do a larger test study?
Nicotine gum was invented in the 60's. The patch was first used in 1985.
The repetitious message touting their success has not varied since then.
Are we trying to help people quit smoking or push old ideas with low success rates?