You Will Never Stop Smoking Until You Read This

You Will Never Stop Smoking Until You Read This
By Taff Martin

This article is not about taking the moral high ground and preaching about the benefits of giving up smoking. It is just a simple article about what worked for me – a 47 year old guy who had been smoking for over 30 years and ended up on 60 cigarettes a day. I reckon if I can do it then perhaps this article will help others to seriously consider giving up.

How many times have you tried to stop smoking? If you are anything like me you stopped, (at least temporarily), because you saw something on the TV, a friend had a stoke, you were short of funds or… there are umpteen reasons why people give up and then start again as soon as the initial “scare” has worn off.

As I said, I was smoking 60 cigarettes a day and was well and truly addicted.

You’ve heard everybody going on at you about why you should stop smoking. Generally the worst people are those who have given up smoking themselves and have set out on a personal crusade, (although it sometimes comes across more as a vendetta), to banish every last trace of smoke on the entire planet.

I advocate a more reasoned approach to stopping smoking. The only important factor in the whole process is YOU.

It is absolutely NOT about…

** doing what somebody tells you to do.

** doing exactly what they have done to stop smoking.

** feeling awkward and guilty around people who do not smoke.

When Is The Right Time To Stop Smoking?

The reason why people stop smoking and then start again is simply because they were not ready to stop at that time.

I thought things through for around 3 months before I finally took the plunge and even then I told everyone that it was only a first step I was taking to stop smoking and I would take it just one day at a time – I found this took the pressure off me so that if I did start smoking again I would not appear to be a “failure”.

Remember that smoking is a very real addiction. It takes over your whole life. You probably find that whatever you do revolves around when you are going to have the next puff. Whether it’s working in the office, in the garden or whatever… your mind is always thinking about stopping what you are doing to go and have a smoke.

Don’t feel guilty about this… as I said it’s a very real addiction.

Just as an aside, (at least in the UK), there are more and more doctors who will point blank refuse to treat you for smoking related illness if you are a smoker.

Personally I think they are sick. Far better to refer someone for counselling, (which honestly does work despite my initial skepticism about having someone pry into my habits!).

My counsellor, Doreen, has been marvelous right from the word go. Low key, does not pry, no shock tactics, no lectures… just a very informal chat about the best way for ME to stop smoking.

Doreen put me on patches and gave me a little puffer as I call it, (a nicotine inhalator to be posh), and assured me that at no time would these be suddenly taken away after 3 months or whatever.

A controlled amount of nicotine into your body to take away the urges does you absolutely no harm at all. The real danger is from the smoke going into your lungs. I don’t know enough to be technical here but if nicotine is causing the addiction and you can have as much nicotine as you want for as long as you need it, in the form of patches or whatever, then it’s all good news for us.

I’m not saying you won’t get cravings once you decide to stop smoking but the cravings in my case were normally associated with certain habits. For instance I would associate smoking with coffee. A cup of strong sweet coffee with 5 or 6 cigarettes was pure heaven. I still miss it now to be honest but I normally drink tea and if I do have a coffee I always have my little puffer for a quick blast.

Also remember that the urge to smoke only lasts a minute or so. If you can think about something else for a few minutes, (I know it’s easier said than done), but the urge really does go away.

Whilst researching the Internet for some facts before writing this article I became so despondent about the “advice” from the so called experts I decided to just sit down and write as I feel from a personal viewpoint.

One of the snippets of “expert” advice was to make a “Stop Smoking Contract” and have your family and friends sign it. I mean, give me a break will you… If this is not putting pressure on someone trying to stop smoking I don’t know what is.

Another expert gem was to plaster No Smoking signs all over the house and around your workplace. Great if you need a constant reminder about smoking.

The whole idea is to gently, in your own time, get away from the habits and thoughts associated with smoking.

I certainly feel better for stopping smoking. Apart from the huge amount of money it saves me, my legs are not tired all the time and I generally have more energy.

In conclusion I would say that in your quest to stop smoking make sure it is what YOU want at a time that is right for YOU.

Go and see your doctor to refer you to a counsellor before giving up. Be honest with the counsellor… If you smoke 80 cigarettes a day then say you smoke 80 cigarettes a day. It is self defeating to say you only smoke 10 or 20 or “about a pack a day”.

When YOU feel the time is right to stop smoking then do it but not before. Don’t let anyone pressure you into stopping.

Remember, if you don’t succeed the first time, (although if you have prepared yourself then there is no reason not to succeed), this is not a failure. It is a huge first step you have courageously taken to stop smoking.

Ade Martin used to smoke 60 cigarettes a day and finally found the way to give up once and for all. 2 years later he has still kicked the habit with minimal cravings which are easily managed.
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Eko Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit Review (Like Blu E-Cig)

www.perfectelectroniccigarette.com This is the official Perfect Electronic Cigarette review of the Eko electronic cigarette starter kit. The Eko electronic cigarette starter kit is a lot like the Blu electronic cigarette starter kit that is very popular. In fact the Eko e-cigarette starter kit is the exact same model as the Blu electronic cigarette. The only difference is that the Eko is less then the Blu. I hope that you enjoy our review of the Eko electronic cigarette starter kit. I would like to remind you that we have a lot more electronic cigarette reviews available on our website, as well as forums, coupons, and other various electronic cigarette related information. So please click the link at the top of this description and see what we have to offer. We are sure that we can help make the decision on which electronic cigarette to buy much easier. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Electronic Cigarette – The Next Quit Smoking Device

Electronic Cigarette – The Next Quit Smoking Device
By David P Benson

Ever since the public became aware about the dangers of smoking a few decades ago, many people have found quitting the tobacco habit hard. Companies have been innovating and manufacturing smoking cessation products for many years now. From nicotine patches to gum, nicotine addicts have been using them to quit their habit.

Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes and electric cigarettes)are the newest product on the market. They are designed to look and feel like real cigarettes, even down to emitting artificial smoke however they do not actually contain any tobacco. Users inhale nicotine vapour which looks like smoke without any of the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke which are harmful to the smoker and others around him.

The Electronic cigarette consists of a nicotine cartridge containing liquid nicotine. When a user inhales, a tiny battery powered atomizer turns a small amount of liquid nicotine into vapour. Inhaling nicotine vapour gives the user a nicotine hit in seconds rather than minutes with patches or gum. When the user inhales, a small LED light at the tip of the electronic cigarette glows orange to simulate a real cigarette.

The nicotine cartridges themselves come in various strengths. Most of the major brands, such as the Gamucci electronic cigarette have full strength, half strength and minimal strength. This is designed for people who want to quit smoking. As they get used to using the electronic cigarette, they can gradually reduce the strength they use until they quit.

The main advantages electronic cigarettes have over nicotine patches or gum is firstly, users have the nicotine hit much quicker and secondly, because a big reason why smokers fail to quit suing patches and gum is because they still miss the act of inhaling smoke from a cylindrical object. The electronic cigarette emulates that even down to the smoke.

The electronic cigarette is also beneficial from a financial perspective. A set of five nicotine cartridges costs around £8 and is equivalent to 500 cigarettes. Although the initial investment of an electronic cigarette kit of £50 may seem steep at first, users save money in the long run.

As with many popular products, there have been a great number of cheap Chinese imitations flooding the market. They are usually half the price of a branded electronic cigarette and look like the real thing as well. It is inadvisable to use these because they have not been subject to the same rigorous testing the official electronic cigarettes have and can potentially be highly damaging to the user’s health.

As electronic cigarettes become more and more popular, they are increasingly used to smoke in pubs and clubs with a smoking ban. Electronic cigarettes seem to be the next thing and may soon replace real cigarettes in clubs.

David P Benson is the webmaster of the Electronic cigarette information site.

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Electronic Cigarette – Smoke Without Fire

Electronic Cigarette – Smoke Without Fire

By Jules Price

Asked recently to write about electronic cigarettes, I have to confess that I had never heard of such a thing. Some internet research later and I discovered that electronic cigarettes are very much a quickly growing concern. A Google search revealed there is no smoke without fire as almost six million results just for the phrase “electronic cigarette” were returned.

What is an electronic cigarette?

The electronic cigarette has been in existence for almost three years and is a clever device aimed at providing smokers with a healthier option. Apparently also useful in helping to reduce and indeed quit smoking altogether.

Now in a fourth generation, electronic cigarettes have become much more user friendly than earlier versions which perhaps were a little too large to encourage a mass market appeal. The “mini” is the most realistic e cigarette to date with its length of 100mm being the same as a conventional cigarette.

An electronic cigarette contains a taste of tobacco but none of the harmful substances found in normal cigarettes allowing smokers cravings to be satisfied without inhaling the many dangerous toxins. Is it all smoke and mirrors? Or can this item really be the saviour it wants to be?

A battery, an atomiser and a renewable nicotine chamber allows the smoker to hold and smoke the electronic cigarette just as they would any other cigarette, even creating a “smoke” like vapour and glow at the end as they draw. The nicotine chamber proves very useful as cartridges are available in different strengths, permitting the user to reduce the amount of nicotine they intake until if they wish, can quit completely.

A nicotine cartridge typically lasts the same time as 15 to 20 cigarettes, thus creating a huge saving to normal costs. Standard, medium, low and no nicotine at all are the various cartridge strengths.

A healthier option altogether it seems, though the benefits don’t end there. Due to the electronic cigarette not emitting any dangerous substances, toxins or real smoke for that matter, they are perfectly legal to smoke in public. In winter in particular, normal cigarette smokers have to brave the freezing cold and the rain just for a quick smoking break but this alternative will allow them to stay in their offices, restaurants and pubs.

None smokers also will benefit, as their worries about passive smoking are rendered null and void by the electronic cigarette. A much more sociable environment then!

Upon reflection the electronic cigarette is a healthier, cheaper and environmentally friendly alternative to smoking and as the awareness and the market grows they have great potential to successfully replace the harmful cigarettes we have all come to know and many of us have come to dread and fear.

The electronic cigarette really does seems to be a good idea.

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