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“As Addictive as Heroin”-So What’s Your Point?

“As Addictive as Heroin”-So What’s Your Point?

One of the things you often hear when someone is whining about hard it is to quit smoking is, “Nicotine is a drug that is as addictive as heroin.” Okay, but people get hooked on Snickers bars too; shall we compare a “speedball” of milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat to heroin also? I’ll swear that […]

How Do You Think It Would Feel?

How Do You Think It Would Feel?

How do you think it would feel… to stay in your seat after dinner rather than rushing outside to smoke? to not feel like a criminal for smoking in public? to leave church and walk to your car without lighting up? to smell clean rather than the way you do? (Bet ya’ didn’t even know […]

Semantics: “Ex-smoker” vs. “Non-smoker”

Semantics: “Ex-smoker” vs. “Non-smoker”

I will use these terms as this blog unfolds and I need for you to understand what I mean by each of them. These are not universally accepted definitions, by the way. They are mine, and I define them only as a means of distinguishing one from the other—you will see they are very different […]

“As Addictive as Heroin”-So What’s Your Point?

“As Addictive as Heroin”-So What’s Your Point?

06 April 2012

One of the things you often hear when someone is whining about hard it is to quit smoking is, “Nicotine is a drug that is as addictive as heroin.” Okay, but people get hooked on Snickers bars too; shall we compare a “speedball” of milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat to heroin also? I’ll swear that […]

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How Do You Think It Would Feel?

How Do You Think It Would Feel?

17 March 2012

How do you think it would feel… to stay in your seat after dinner rather than rushing outside to smoke? to not feel like a criminal for smoking in public? to leave church and walk to your car without lighting up? to smell clean rather than the way you do? (Bet ya’ didn’t even know […]

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Semantics: “Ex-smoker” vs. “Non-smoker”

Semantics: “Ex-smoker” vs. “Non-smoker”

16 March 2012

I will use these terms as this blog unfolds and I need for you to understand what I mean by each of them. These are not universally accepted definitions, by the way. They are mine, and I define them only as a means of distinguishing one from the other—you will see they are very different […]

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Don’t Be Frightened!

Don’t Be Frightened!

13 March 2012

I’ve thought long and hard about why it took me so long to quit smoking. I knew all the reasons I should but things like “premature painful death”, “$4/pack x 1.5/day x 365=$2190 x how many years = $staggering”, “don’t kiss me your breath/clothes/hair/feet stink”, “cough, cough, wheeze, wheeze, hack, hack” were not enough to […]

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Discover “The Myth” and Why It’s Perpetuated

Discover “The Myth” and Why It’s Perpetuated

11 March 2012

“We all know how hard it is to quit smoking,” declared the TV host. (I thought that an odd statement from a man who once told Larry King that he’d never smoked himself.) He then introduced his guests, three recent quitters who’d appeared on the early morning show five months prior and, in front of […]

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How Dare I Suggest?…Part II

How Dare I Suggest?…Part II

10 March 2012

So with the help of Allen Carr’s book “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” I became a non-smoker for the first time since I was an acne-plagued teenager. Two things I can’t stand being called are “stupid” and “sucker”; Carr called me both. I was stupid for doing something that I knew was killing me… […]

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