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Gadgets and Gizmos that make quitting "easier"

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Hubby has smoked for 44 years.  I have asked him over and over to quit smoking.  Then I developed asthma and the doctors told him for my health, he needed to quit.  Nothing anyone ever told him convinced him to give it up.  So, now he lost a kidney to cancer and possibly a lung...they are still doing tests.  He told me if he could only just put them down and stop without thinking of them ever again, he would, but he can't.


While Christmas shopping, I found a gadget called an electronic cigarette.  It looks like a cigarette and has little cartridges that, when the user inhales, produces a mist.  It simulates the sensation and flavor of smoking a cigarette.  The cartridges can be purchased in fruity flavors or just tobacco.  They can be purchased with or without nicotine, and in high, medium, low  or zero levels of nicotine.  One cartidge lasts about as long as a pack of cigarettes. It comes in the form of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.


I bought these devices as a way to help hubby quit.  I didn't really think it would work; after all, he's been on the patch, pills, hypnosis, accupuncture and herbal remedies.  I guess this was one desperate shot in the dark.


I am happy to say, that hubby has been without a real cigarette for a month now.  He uses the zero nicotine , tobacco flavored cartidges.  He just needed to have that hand to mouth action going on.  I don't know about the tobacco flavoring though...it must taste like an ash tray.


Mom was really easy:  all she did was eat celery and was able to stop.


What gadets have y'all found that works?  ...or what makes life good for you?


Mick


 

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Mick I have to say that quiting for me was easy, I must have quit 20 or 30 times in my lifetime. It finally took me having bronchitis and passing out in a car from a coughing jag, that and not being able to breathe made it much easier. I haven't smoked in 7 years.


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That must have been a true wake up call.  Scary and dramatic...it's a wonder you didn't wind up a pole.  But you quit.  Did you know your lungs renew themselves every 7 years?  So, in a back handed way, you still may get a second chance at having nice pink lungs....  Mick

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I believe that I have done irrepairable damge to my lungs after 40 plus years. I can only imagine how bad it would be had I not quit. I also tried hypnosis, accupuncture and that did not work for me. Good luck to your husband


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