Common Dreams reports that new research, http://tinyurl.com/ph3a28b, published in the Journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, reveals that some cigarette firms are using sweet tasting additives to make their products more addictive. The additives are particularly effective in attracting new teen smokers by causing the smoke to be smoother and tastes better.
The sweeteners also generate a chemical which increases the addictive qualities of nicotine. Additives like licorice and cocoa can mask the unpleasant smells of tobacco smoke. Unfortunately, those additives also cause dilation of the airways allowing the smoke to go deeper into the lungs.
Hypnotherapy can be a very effective method for helping people stop smoking, even if they began in their teens. Hypnosis can be used to redirect the mind to other pleasurable pursuits in the times and places where the person would normally have smoked. And, those pleasures can be more satisfying than smoking ever had been.