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Had been smoking for 50 years apart from a couple of short breaks...Anyone with a similar habit knows how hard it is to quit, besides which I have always considered it as one of the few things I do well.
Smoking consists of basically two things - The Addiction to nicotine and the Habit....Sticking it in your mouth, lighting it, smoking it and sharing with your friends..
Now the addiction is the easy bit, slap on a patch and away you go.....Plenty of nicotine but nothing else exiting....Tried it while still smoking and it didn't really make one iota of difference to the number of smokes I wanted!
What you need Son, is Willpower...Yeah right...C'mon there's got to be a better way !
What I really needed to do was to use the patches and then substitute the smoking of tobacco for the smoking of herbs. A very healthy substitute.
Coltsfoot can make a good base herb and along with Mullien are particularly good for the lungs. (according to the herbalists)Lungwort is good there too and Damiana can add some flavor.
Many herbs that you can make tea with you can use for smoking...Also you can add some types of powdered stuff such as Macca.Although some would be over flavored and are best to add to liquid or use in capsules.Plenty of info if you Google it.
When rolling cigarettes, use regular filters rather than slim ones as the smoko is coarser .A tobacco pipe works well too... And when you start off, you can add some tobacco also.
I tried Vaping at one stage but it did not feel like the real thing besides which the juice might be coming from a back shed in the slums of China rather than an organically grown herb, from Bulgaria in some cases!
Anyhow good luck if you decide to try it...You shouldn't need that much luck....Just suck it and see..So to speak...Do it when you feel like it...Don't worry about setting a date...Dates bring to mind things like dental appointments!
Only problem I got is deciding what to do with all the money I am saving as herbs cost around the tenth of the price of tobacco...:)
The strength of nicotine patch can of course be reduced and the smoking reduced to a comfortable level over quite a short period of time.
"I came into this world with nothing and I still have most of it left"
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