If you're one of the Great Ones of Iron who quit your 10 pack a day 200 year smoking habit cold turkey despite having the entire ICD manual engraved on your medalert bracelet, being older than Eric the vampire, and so poor that you just got evicted from your van down by the river, all props and praise be upon you and your house.
Now click the back button. There's nothing for you here.
Unless you happen to have a cigarette-smokin' loved one who is old, ailing, or both,
This isn't the standard CYA "talk to your doctor before you consider changing anti-perspirants," because far too many people, doctors included, do not yet understand that inhaling water vapor and inhaling the Carolina Colonel's 43 selected toxins and carcinogens have some differences.
The other day, I was reading a [B][URL="http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/general-e-smoking-discussion/189267-beware-quit-smoking-purists.html"]thread in the forums[/URL][/B] about
If Sun Tzu didn't say that, he meant to. I know this because his mother told me so. She was a lovely woman, and a very good friend of mine. I'm old, remember?
Nicotine is a physically addictive substance, but for most of us, nicotine addiction is only a part of our addiction to cigarettes, and for many of us, it's a relatively small part.
I love the idea of not being addicted to anything, but in my opinion, Marlboros contain many things that are more harmful than nicotine.
Some time ago, I created a model where I theorized two things:
1. Some folks have a high predisposition to nicotine addition and others a low predisposition.
2. Some folks have a high predisposition to tobacco MAOI addiction and others a low predisposition.
Another way to put this is to suggest that some folks who smoke do it because the nicotine calms them, and others smoke because the non-nicotine MAOI's calms them.
I then crossed these
A few days ago, I was reminded that the luxury of a gradual transition is not enjoyed by the entire old and sick population.
There are many people whose injuries, illnesses and conditions demand that they cease ingesting the things immediately - and if any of those people have Smart doctors, they don't like that any more than their patients do.
If you happen to be among their number, and you do not have a Smart Shaman, do all you can to obtain one.
Updated 06-04-2011 at 08:17 PM by lolady