posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:22 AM
Originally posted by hypervigilant
I roll and smoke additive free tobacco and have clear lungs and feel much better than when I was buying and smoking Marlboros.... I was diagnosed
with chronic bronchitis 42 years ago and told I would be dead before I was 40 and I will be 63 in 19 days...I went in for my biannual check up with a
new doctor at the VA clinic near by and he was surprised that my lungs were as clear or clearer than most nonsmokers... I smoke about 10 cigarettes a
day, take numerous food supplements and vitamins and avoid processed foods, alcohol, have cut way back on sweets and many of my prescribed
For the past four years I too, have been making my own cigarettes with bulk tobacco and tubes. I wish I could say I only smoke 10 a day, but even at
4x that rate, the improvements in my health were noticeable just one week after making my own. FWIW, I had a 38-year addiction to menthol. I didn't
ever think that could be overcome. But after trying hard for 6-months, I finally transitioned and now for the past year can't stand the taste of it.
As an aside, I had the occasion to be referred to a blood specialist six months ago. Not knowing anything about me prior to the initial consultation,
he listened to my lungs and said, "Your lungs sound great! Don't smoke!" I couldn't help but laugh in his face! Prior to that, a few years ago I
was in a CCU. An RN about 15-years my junior listened to my lungs and remarked that mine sounded better than hers.
Now, I must confess I've never really wanted to quit. And my reason for switching to MYO/RYO was more an act of defiance against gubmint taxation
and intrusion....although financial factors played a part, too. But I can honestly say I have no regrets in switching for a variety of reasons, the
main one being a big improvement in my pulmonary function. Yes, I do believe there are dire consequences for all those proprietary name brand smokes
that you pay out the arse to smoke. That at least, is my lame defense when asked why I don't quit.... I'm inhaling 3,000 less chemicals, at less
than a dollar a pack.
At this point, I do honestly have a desire to cut back to at least half of what I'm smoking. But will power just does not exist with me. I even
tried Wellbutrin years ago and wound up smoking 4 packs a day!
Just a few days ago Natural News
had an article related to
natural methods of kicking the habit. Lobelia
as nicotine gum and patches have never been very effective with me. And it's not expensive. So I'm going to buy a bottle of lobelia and will report
back here should I be fortunate enough to gain some positive effects from it.
Lobelia contains 14 unique alkaloids including lobeline, which has been shown to stimulate the nerve cells that would normally respond to
nicotine. This mode of action not only reduces nicotine cravings, but also minimizes the effect of nicotine when it is smoked, which has helped many
people kick the habit. Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...