Quitting Smoking? Pain Works Better Than Pleasure

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    May 13, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
    NYT: The answer offered a surprising insight into human behavior. Many more people agreed to sign up for the reward program, but once they were in it, only a small share actually quit smoking. A far smaller number agreed to risk the penalty, but those who did were twice as likely to quit.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/health/study-asks-if-carrot-or-stick-can-better-help-smokers-stop.html?
  • PE_Mike

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    May 14, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    Varenicline (brand name Chantix®) is a prescription medicine developed to help people stop smoking. It works!

    After 30 years and countless pills, patches and potions that made me feel crap, finally a drug that weaned me - off nicotine for 12 months. How? by interfering with nicotine receptors in the brain. This means it has 2 effects: it lessens the pleasure a person gets from smoking, and it reduces the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

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  • Destinharbor

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    May 14, 2015 10:48 PM GMT
    PE_Mike saidVarenicline (brand name Chantix®) is a prescription medicine developed to help people stop smoking. It works!

    After 30 years and countless pills, patches and potions that made me feel crap, finally a drug that weaned me - off nicotine for 12 months. How? by interfering with nicotine receptors in the brain. This means it has 2 effects: it lessens the pleasure a person gets from smoking, and it reduces the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

    icon_twisted.gif"True Believer"

    Yup. Worked for me as well. You keep smoking after you start the drug. With the nicotine pleasure receptors plugged, you start getting the true taste of smoking which is very similar to licking your butt filled ashtrays first thing in the morning. So when you quit, you really don't want it anymore. Taste memory is lasting so you're not tempted even if surrounded by smokers. It's lost its appeal. Works.
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    May 15, 2015 3:41 PM GMT
    Wow! I foreword PE Mike and Destinharbors comments on the Chantex approach to quitting smoking to 3 very good friends who are heavy smokers (claim they are trying to quit) and way to young to be destroying their health with cigs.

    In typical form for myself I took a different approach. I am nothing if not stubborn.

    I filched cigs and closet smoked long after everyone thought I had quit (execpt my smoking buddies) until I had a TIA (temporary stroke) July 2013. Fell down, hit my head (yet another concussion) and bled all over the place, flailed around on the floor for a bit. Scared the crap out of me (and the now ex) and drove home a lesson. QUIT F'in SMOKING! Smoking cigs was making my blood 3x too thick. I was lucky that embolism broke up and didn't cause any further issues.

    Then I had the pleasure of having an MRI on my knoggin' in one of those skinny claustrophobic old time tube machines. In and of itself that experience should be enough to get a guy to quit smoking. Turns out I have a brain and w/o any damage from the TIA.

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    May 15, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
    Not only does smoking decrease blood flow through your cerebral and coronary vessels (blood to brain and heart respectively) it decreases blood flow through your pudendal arteries. Which provides blood flow to your cock. If you want hardons when you're old stop smoking!!!