Originally posted by Cuervo
Originally posted by MbretM
Cigarettes are bad Mkay? You can quit, after you get over the initial "hump" (2 weeks)w without a cigarette you are scot free! We believe in you, you can do it!
I wish people would realize just how damaging these type of statements are. Especially when trying to dismiss a much less dangerous alternative.
When anybody who has failed quitting after being smoke-free for over two weeks here something like that, it just makes them feel like it's hopeless.
Ok, sure... there are people out there who socially smoked for a few months who were able to give it up. Then they brag about how "simple" it is if you "just put your mind to it". That just makes smokers want to blow smoke in your eyes. I'm sure there are pack-a-day smokers who were able to quit cold turkey but that's not a typical case. This isn't alcohol or nail biting; this is a drug that the body itself is addicted to. Depending on your chemistry, no amount of will power can make you quit without some medication or alternatives.
E-Cigs are a great alternative and I fully endorse it over smoking tobacco. OP, congrats on being tobacco free for a year.
Originally posted by Purplefowler
Personally I don't want to! I have researched the whole tobacco harm and yes those things will kill you, but it isn't the nicotine. I'm not suggesting it is totally good for you, it is after all a toxin, but it has been proved to help with brain function and memory loss and Alzheimer's as it slows the damage to brain cells and can in some cases actually encourage the formation of new, healthy cells.
I'm not getting the 4000+ nasty chemicals and tar that come from combustion. They are what causes lung cancer. The nicotine is actually the least harmful part of cigarettes.
Originally posted by Shypeir
reply to post by darrman
You could try smoking real tobacco-only cigarettes. There are quite a few natural chemical free brands, both tailored and tobacco blends.