Light cigarettes

  • Thegenuineart...

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    Oct 27, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    looking to quit figure the next step is going to a lighter cigarette any suggest light reasonably priced smokes available in Canada
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    no...smoking lighter cigarettes won't help. I'd try rolling your own. the tobacco is generally higher quality, plus it takes time to roll one up. makes each one worth more
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    If you are "looking to quit" smoking, then just don't buy any at all. Pretty simple. Smoking is smoking, no matter how LIGHT they are.
  • vintovka

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    Oct 27, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    a friend of mine got one of those new fake cigarettes (vaporized nicotene basically) and has been using to reduce the number of actual cigarettes he smokes. So far he has been having good luck with it.
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Yup no point in using lights man, what you will find is that you actually ending up smoking more for the nicotine fix, plus, there is no such thing as a light cigarette.

    The E Cigarettes are technically better for your health but they are not practical for everyday use plus they stain your teeth like crazy because of the liquid nicotine and lack of proper filter.

    The only way I know of to stop is just to throw out everything and do it cold turkey to get the nicotine outta your system.

    I've tried stopping a few times but I've fallen off the bandwagon everytime I've gone out and got drunk.

    Good Luck !
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Oct 27, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    no way, switching to a lighter cigarette is a trick of your mind.

    just get a prescription to chantix, you will quit with in 2 weeks for ever.
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:47 PM GMT
    There's many government-subsidized
    quit-smoking programmes in Canada.

    Ask your GP or drop in at your local clinic.
    The government will pay all for you to quit,
    whether it's for patches, pills, therapies, etc.

    Wasting extra time, money and lung cells
    finding and consuming alternative forms of
    nicotine won't make you into a Non-Smoker.

    www.quit4life.com (Health Canada - Quit 4 Life)
    www.hc-sc.gc.ca (Health Canada)
    www.lung.ca (Canadian Cancer Society)
    www.driventoquit.ca
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    If you really want to quit, just quit. Use the patches to help overcome the physical addiction to the nicotine.

    Here are other things you can do:
    Go to any of the free resources to learn about the habit of smoking, the addictive nature of nicotine, and what your underlying emotional issues may be around smoking. Learn more about why you smoke and when. Address any underlying emotional issues first.

    Then, if you need more help in advance of your quit date, go to the doctor and get a prescription for wellbutrin.

    Get more active with the gym, hiking, etc. And, drink lots of water to flush your system of the toxins. The healthier you make your overall lifestyle, the less likely you will want to smoke.

    Good luck. You CAN break that habit. You have to really want to.
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    if we lived closer, we could kick each others ass each time either of us bought a pack.......
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    My suggestion is going cold turkey. Doesn't matter how hard it is. You have to endure, you have to fight it, you have to really want it. People have done it themselves, so you will too.
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    I quit cold turkey...took me about 2 months to finally quit being such a bitch due to the cravings. Now I'm just a bitch because it's my normal personality.
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    The only thing that has stopped me smoking for any length of time is the book by Allen Carr- The Easy Way To Stop Smoking.

    You have to read the whole book for it to be effective, he uses a reverse brainwashing method as addiction to cigarettes is mostly psychological.

    Now if only I could hire him to follow me everywhere 24/7......................icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    I don't even think they can market them as "light" anymore in the US because it means nothing and was considered false advertising/misleading the consumer. icon_rolleyes.gif
    So don't expect switching to "lights" to do anything for you.
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    ~Ariodante Presents an RJ Play in Two Sentences~


    Rando: "I smoke"
    RJ: "Loser, stop smoking".
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    ~Ariodante Presents an RJ Play in Two Sentences~


    Rando: "I smoke"
    RJ: "Loser, stop smoking".


    I'm just not feeling it. Where's the passion?
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    you want to quit smoking? have somebody follow you around with a camcorder from the moment you wake up till you fall asleep. My roommate smokes probably a pack a day and he does it out on the porch. First thing i hear in the morning, before even my alarm goes off, is a great hacking cough from his bedroom, followed by the click of his door, a few more coughs, and then the "shiff" of the porch door. Every once in a while he'll hock a loogie off the balcony too. And sometimes he'll forget to check my sliding door onto the balcony and then my whole bedroom reeks of smoke.

    Smoking is a disgusting habit (but you know this or you wouldn't be taking this first step, so congrats!) not just because of the big thing (the smoke) but all the nasty little habits that smokers pick up without even realizing it. Even if you're considerate and not gross and smoke where you won't bother anyone, you are still going to have little habits like the coughing. People see a coughing man/woman who immediately lights up in response and wonder "Why do you think you're coughing?" But video makes all the difference. Grab all the best/nastiest bits and edit them together into a clip you can keep on your phone, then every time you want to smoke watch the clip. If anything it'll convince you to stick with whatever other regimen you're following.
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    I quited for almost 3 months now. I went cold turkey but I was able to manage well. I believe you need to find a higher motivation than being healthy and for me it was running. I'm planning to run a marathon, and I want to do it in a good time.

    I noticed I drink less alcohol to avoid temptation to smoke but mostly because of training. Hope this helps!

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    Oct 27, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    The problem I have is ( and maybe it's because im European......) I don't actually see smoking as disgusting.........

    I'm not one of those people who hates the smell of it, in fact, I kinda like it LOL

    If it wasn't for all the health reasons against smoking I'd happily do it the rest of my life.

    I might even use the old 'cliche' and say I actually find it kinda sexy.......

    What doesn't help is having a bunch of goody too shoes or the government constantly screaming at you ' DON'T DO IT !'. That frankly just makes me wanna smoke more.
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    Oct 28, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    fuzzywuzzy said
    Ariodante said
    ~Ariodante Presents an RJ Play in Two Sentences~


    Rando: "I smoke"
    RJ: "Loser, stop smoking".


    I'm just not feeling it. Where's the passion?

    I forgot to mention everyone is naked and semi-aroused icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    fuzzywuzzy said
    Ariodante said
    ~Ariodante Presents an RJ Play in Two Sentences~


    Rando: "I smoke"
    RJ: "Loser, stop smoking".


    I'm just not feeling it. Where's the passion?


    But you gotta love the subtext. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 30, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    I think it's been proven that "light" cigarettes contain the same amount of nicotine and tar as regular cigarettes. The difference? With light cigarettes, there are extra little holes in the filter. The idea is that you'll inhale more air (through the holes in the filter), and less smoke. But the flaw is that your fingers cover up the holes as you hold/inhale the cigarette. So it totally defeats the purpose.

    My advice.. don't go cold turkey. I think tapering off is the best way to quit smoking. Take baby steps. Start out by not smoking in your car. You're preoccupied with driving anyways, so it will help take your mind off smoking. You can also chew some gum to help alleviate the oral fixation.

    Once you've done that for a few weeks. Take away another smoke break. Like try not smoking in the morning. Hold out till afternoon. But don't try and make up for the cigarette you didn't have in the morning. Just have one. icon_lol.gif

    Then after a few weeks, take away another smoke break. Continue until you can get yourself down to 1 cigarette a day. When you reach that point, you'll eventually quit completely.
  • Bowyn_Aerrow

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    Nov 07, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    LondonCanuck saidlooking to quit figure the next step is going to a lighter cigarette any suggest light reasonably priced smokes available in Canada


    Won't work.

    Instead of smoking one regular cigarette you will smoke 1.5 to 2 lights. The reason being is because you are addicted to the nicotine, not the smoke itself.

    Since you are in Canada and health care is cheap if not 'free', I would strongly suggest seeing a doctor FIRST and then have him/her introduce you to various programs of 'recovery' from tobacco.

    There is Chantrix, a drug you take while still smoking that reduces your cravings for nicotine, thus reducing your need to smoke. Some antidepressants have been clinically found to suppress the need for nicotine at low to medium doses.

    Then there is the patch and gums and other replacement nicotine stuff.

    Then there is also the e-cigarette, where you inhale nicotine laced smoke, this feeds the nicotine need and provides you with the oral and manual stimulation that smoking a cigarette gives.

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    Nov 07, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    vintovka saida friend of mine got one of those new fake cigarettes (vaporized nicotene basically) and has been using to reduce the number of actual cigarettes he smokes. So far he has been having good luck with it.


    i've een considering that idea myself.icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 18, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    I get mine from a store on a Indian reserve.. A carton of 200 goes for $15.00. They also sell the e cigarettes there.. I think I'm getting one for Christmas.. lol

    BTW.. this prob isn't good advice for quitting
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    Nov 18, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    purelife saidI get mine from a store on a Indian reserve.. A carton of 200 goes for $15.00. They also sell the e cigarettes there.. I think I'm getting one for Christmas.. lol

    BTW.. this prob isn't good advice for quitting


    you get a carton of smoles for 15bucks... wow... can you send me some.... LOL
    nasty habit...