No cigarettes - no craving to smoke
According to the latest research it's quite easy to inhibit the desire to smoke If one knows that there are no cigarettes in the house.
How brain works?
Tobacco addiction (as well as many other addictions) is often caused by the hyperactivity in frontal lobes. This is the very area which is linked to rationalization and self-control.
What was the research work?
There were 10 smokers taking part in the research. They watched some short videos with people smoking a lot. One half of testees was told that they would smoke after watching, while another one was warned that cigarettes would be unavailable for them in next 4 hours.
In the course of watching all the participants underwent brain MRT. The first group of smokers, who could smoke soon, demonstrated hyperactivity in corresponding area of brain.
What's the result?
The scientists came to the conclusion that the human brain can control the urge to smoke.