posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 12:53 PM
My first thread.
For the millions of hopelessly addicted cigarette smokers out there (I included) this subject may be the most important conspiracy in your "current"
life. Big claim...I know.
First let me clear up a few things.
1- Quitting smoking is the only REAL solution to tobacco related illness.
2- I am no doctor. I am not certified to give medical advice. I am not an advertiser for ANY smoking products and I benefit nothing financially or
politically in sharing this.
3- I am in no way "positive" in my analysis here and only speak from my personal experience and accounts from multiple friends.
4- It is important to know that for a long time I felt horrible. My lungs had become heavy, painful and prone to long coughing sprees in the morning
for over two years now. Like many heavy smokers, I couldn't run, breath deep without trouble, and my voice was deteriorating slowly.
With that said...here goes.
Like many Americans who smoke popular brand cigarettes, I have been worried about the price of them in today's economy. It was getting hard to
support a habit with packs now costing 8 dollars where I live. But suffering from total addiction to tobacco, there was no choice but to buckle and
buy...or so I thought.
Over two months ago, a friend suggested that me and my friends all go 100% "roll your own" tobacco. The settlers did it, why couldn't we? At first
I was against the idea. There was NO WAY I was taking the time to "roll" anything, or even consider smoking anything that looked like a
"do-it-yourself-hippy-thing" (no offence to hippies. I was raised by one). But my friend was quick to point out the newer technology in "rolling
your own" cigarettes.
He showed me a machine that sits on your desk (50 bucks) and empty cigarette paper/filters that looked just like a store-purchased cigarette (imagine
a carton of cigarettes but each one is empty of tobacco, a hollow paper tube with a filter at the end). He showed me that with a pull of a lever, this
machine put the tobacco into the paper and WALLAH...one finished cigarette.
Amazed, I asked was "how much money would this save us in the long run?'
The money it saves is incredible. But little did I know that the money side of it was not to be the biggest shock here.
So...me and eight friends (9 including my mother, who was quick to join in our little money saving quest) all began to smoke 100% tobacco from a bag.
We all purchased our little machines (the 50 dollar one makes about a pack in under 10 minutes. A smaller machine for about 10 bucks can make one
cigarette per minute)
The first 7 days were horrible! ALL of us suffered from stomach pains. It felt like rocks in our intestines. During the first week I coughed up so
much mucus (sorry, its not pretty) that I felt this 100% tobacco was killing me faster then normal cigarettes. They also did NOTHING to satisfy my
cravings for a cigarette and I ended up smoking three times MORE then normal.
After two weeks the pains were gone. They vanished instantly after the first 7-10 days. Also by now I was very happy with smoking 100% tobacco. It
tasted awesome, felt fine and lets not forget how cheap it was. But this is where the most important part comes in. By this time-
"I was no longer coughing in the morning".
That's not just all. I am now breathing deep and fine. I never feel disgusting in the morning and I can run without collapsing into a gasping fit. I
have this crazy level of energy that has driven me to hiking, weightlifting, long walks, and when I wake up there is no dragging feet. I just pop out
of bed and go!
The important part is this. I am smoking more now (still cheap) but I feel as if a magic spell was cast on my body and I've been healed or some crazy
jazz. And its not just me. All of us feel better smoking these. A few of us were pretty bad with our lungs...all of us report no longer feeling like
we had "bad lungs"
I'm not saying this is healthy.
Anyone else figure this out?
[edit on 16-8-2009 by Mr Mask]