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    I drink Yerba Mate every day. I started drinking it every morning instead of my coffee to reduce calories and caffeine intake. It has about 1/3 the caffeine of a cup of coffee, but I don't need the sugar and cream with it. I don't know about vaping it...I am not opposed to it and might give it a try if an extract of it were readily available.

    I've also tried an herbal remedy to stop smoking before I found out about ecigs. I still have the Lobelia and some other herb, can't remember what it was. I can only say that it didn't work for me, because I needed something that mimicked the action of smoking more than taking a pill. Ecigs work much better for me, but I am still looking for that missing ingredient. I'm down to 1 or 2 a day and holding steady at that for several months.

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    They have an offer of a free package with 20 tablets - shippping is $3.95 - and I ordered one. I do plan a YouTube review once I test it for a few days, along with my regular Stonewall.

    My e-cig is causing excessive phlegm production. I'd like to spend a few days off the e-cigs.

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    Thanks TBob. That offer wasn't there before. I have been off my ecig for 2 weeks. I'm still using 1-2 stonewall or snus a day. I don't think I need them as much as I enjoy them now.
    I switched over to 100% VG in July, and in about 2 weeks, my liquid use dropped from 3ml to 1ml and then I just put it away. I was really suprised since I couldn't put the thing down for 16 months.
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    I ordered the sample over a week ago but haven't received it yet. I know this subject is addressed in several threads so I may have missed something. Have there been any reviews/opinions yet?

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    Hi 42109,

    I ordered the sample well before you did, and I still haven't received anything, either.

    Has your CC been billed? Also, when you called to order the sample, were you given a "hard sell" to purchase a bulk order instead of the sample?

    In light of the overbilling issue mentioned here...

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/for...r-billing.html

    ...and the difficulty jamesam1243 had getting it reversed, this strikes me as a second red flag for CigRx.

    We should keep comparing notes. If anyone receives their order -- including you TB (where are you hiding?) -- please let the rest of us know.


    Because Star is the company behind CigRx, I am -- for the moment -- chalking this up to them simply having some difficulty launching a direct-to-consumer product channel. The real test will be the effectiveness of the product.

    Now deliver it to us already, Star!!!

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    Hi Tescela,

    I just checked and my card was billed $3.95 on 2 September. So all that is good.
    I can't remember how long they said it might take to get it.
    The hard sell wasn't all that hard but I had to tell her no 2 or 3 times.
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    So I got my sample.
    Shipped from Van Nuys, Ca. That suprised me.
    It's an aspirin size tablet marked "CigRx".
    The container isn't really childproof but is designed to only dispense 1 tablet at a time so it is 3x as big as it needs to be.
    The taste is unremarkable, much like a Tic Tac or an Altoid small. About half way through, I bit into it and when it was gone I just wanted another "mint". The disappointment is that there is no tobacco taste/reference/association.

    The problem is I have stopped smoking, stopped vaping, and I am not snussing enough to want to stop. So I can't really evaluate their effectiveness. I don't know that I have cravings, or that I want to stave them off. So I'll keep them in my arsenal until their time is right.

    I did notice that they are being marketed as a "Dietary Supplement", so they do not require FDA Approval.
    Anatabine is found in many plants, like nicotine, so it isn't specifically a tobacco product.
    It's "for those times you can't smoke" so it's not a smoking cessation product.
    Good thinking Star.

    I found some "GUAYAKI'" Yerba Mate tea in a local health food store. I chose it because it wasn't blended with other teas.
    The label touts the following:

    Yerba mate was discovered centuries ago by the indigenous people in South America and has been revered as the “drink of the gods” and consumed to enhance, vitality, clarity, and well-being. With 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, 11 polyphenols, caffeine, and is high in antioxidants, yerba mate triumphs as nature’s most balanced stimulant.

    Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world--yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana--yerba mate is the healthiest, delivering both energy and nutrition.

    •Helps Stimulate Focus and Clarity*
    •Boosts Physical Energy*
    •Traditionally Used to Support Weight Loss Programs that Include a Balanced Diet and Exercise*
    •Aids Elimination*
    •Contains Antioxidants*

    ( I thought "Aids Elimination" was probably thought to be important to anyone considering quitting tobacco!)
    I am not yet sold on these claims yet, but Star definately put some thought into this product.

    Another thought: After Michael Douglas' announcement of throat cancer, I did some googleing and found "Mate' " listed as a risk factor along with alcohol and smoking.... you can do your own search on this as much is vague and still unknown... heat, quantity, mechanisms...

    Anyone else with a review, thoughts?
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    That's the Guayaki Yerba Mate I drink everyday. Especially the Mate Chocolate, and the Chai Mate.

    I didn't think about it having any effect on cravings or cigarette smoking at all until this thread... But I like the taste and the alertness and it works for me (not for cigarette cessation specifically by in general, as a coffee substitute).

    It certainly hasn't impeded my reduction of cigarettes. I've only had 4 or so in about 2 weeks. So I'm down from 1 or 2 a day to 1 or 2 every 4-8 days...

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    I've been using the CigRx for over a month now, on occasion, in conjunction with vaping, snusing and sucking on my Ariva and Stonewalls. I don't quite know what to make of it, especially considering that I'm using pretty much everything that's available out there to help me curb my urges, but I've noticed that I'm reaching for those little pills more and more often recently. I didn't expect much at the beginning, but I'm finding that I really like those things. They definitely work, in a different way that snus or dissolvables, and they are perfect as a supplement to vaping. The interesting thing I noticed is that while snus is somewhat relaxing, the CigRx is both calming and stimulating, not unlike cigarettes. I now always have a box in my purse and pop a pill whenever I have to sit through a lengthy meeting or other social gathering where vaping or even snusing would not be practical. It calms me down and sharpens my faculties in a very pleasant way. As a matter of fact, it's become my favorite way of fighting cigarette cravings.

    I'm not sure how and why it works, but it seems to be working very well for me. YMMV, of course, but I highly recommend ordering at least a sample box. I was pleasantly surprised.

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    Hmm. I may look into these. I'd like something besides vaping for times when I don't want to sneak away but I want that mental alertness and sense of calm.

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