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Can You Use LSD to Stop Smoking?

Can You Use LSD to Stop Smoking?

There are lots of different methods people use to try to quit smoking. They may use a nicotine patch, quit cold turkey, surround themselves with friends or even cut back on their cigarette use slowly until they don’t need it anymore. Probably one of the most bizarre ways people have tried to quit smoking is by using a different drug entirely. Young woman breaking cigarette over white background

LSD is a psycho-hallucinogenic drug, which is a technical way of saying it makes you see things that aren’t really there. It can cause you to break down into an almost comatose or dreamlike state. While that may be pleasant for you in the moment, it makes you absolutely useless to anyone around you. If you think that this is as bad as the drug gets, then you are wrong, as it creates irreversible nerve damage that essentially drives you crazy.

Those old anti-drug commercials that show an egg frying to mimic what drugs do to your brain were directly referencing drugs like LSD. That’s because this substance fries your brain and makes it completely useless to you over time. And it only takes one use to cause irreversible damage.

But can it be used to help you quit smoking? Cigarettes are something of a gateway drug. Not a lot of people think of them that way, but if someone is willing to try them, then they are more likely to try something even harder, such as LSD.

stop-smokingThat makes it easier for someone to consider moving on from smoking to LSD. They might not think that is where they are headed when they take up their first cigarette, but they wouldn’t be the first person to attempt that path. The problem is that giving up one addiction for a worse one is no solution at all. Yes, it is possible to stop craving cigarettes when you switch to LSD, but that is only because your nicotine addiction is going to be taken over by something much worse and much stronger. Your body won’t crave its old drug when it has a vastly more powerful new one.

In other words, trying to quit smoking by turning to LSD is a terrible, terrible idea. You should definitely consider why you are trying to quit smoking. Is it because you don’t like what it is doing to you? Is it because of the way it makes you feel or how it makes you appear toward other people? Is it because it harms your relationships and hurts your future prospects?

LSD does all the same stuff, but on a much more intense level. It will harm your body; it will hurt your relationships; and it will lower your life expectancy. And it will do all that at a much faster rate than cigarettes ever could. There are plenty of ways to quit smoking, and within to LSD is not a method anyone should even consider.

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One Response to "Can You Use LSD to Stop Smoking?"

  • Louis
    April 19, 2016 - 7:20 pm Reply

    What an incredibly misleading article. You have no idea what you’re talking about with regards to LSD, seems like you’re just regurgitating the same fear that was pumped into you whenever you first heard of it, it is a non-toxic, non-addictive drug, the opposite of cigarettes. No sensible persons would ever replace cigs with acid, it’s impossible, LSD is so powerful. The point is to use it as a medicine to dissolve mental barriers and use the mental freedom an LSD trip induces to reflect upon your smoking addiction and any other issues in an honest and loving way. Have you ever taken it? This article reminded me of the quote “LSD is a substance know for causing occasional psychotic outbursts in people who haven’t taken it”
    This article seems to lend some credence to this statement. I personally believe psychedelic drugs are illegal because once you’ve taken them and understood their mental benefit, you realise how little you need other drugs, no more need for anti depressants, or nicotine patches, or caffeine etc, because all the power you need is within you already. Bad news for drug companies I guess. They would rather a lifelong dependency on a nice legal drug, than one or two deep experiences on an illegal drug, a drug that shatters your own illusions about who think you are. LSD opens a doorway in your mind, and the wider that door is open, the less you need to use drugs at all, not a great business model for companies that depend on people failing to overcome their addictions.

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