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Old 09-22-2022, 8:40pm   #1
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As some of you may know. I started a lung cancer screening program at the hospital where I work after my dad passed from a highly treatable but late stage cancer diagnosis.

One of the aspects of my patient consultations is smoking cessation education for those that are still smokers.

There is a product that 99% of my patients have not heard of, so thought I would share it here as well.

The Nicorette inhaler is not a vape, but simply a device that allows you to inhale
nicotine without any other harmful chemicals.

There is the also the Nicotrol inhaler, available in the US with a prescription, but it is $400 with good RX and rarely less than $200, even with the best prescription coverage.

The Nicorette inhaler is available online for about $45 (w/o RX) online but is purchased from Canada or other country and shipped to US.

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Iíve had so many patients tell me this was finally the help they needed to stop smoking.

The nicotine is what keeps folks addicted to cigarettes but itís not the nicotine that kills you; itís the carcinogens, tar, toxins, chemicals that cause the cancer and cardiovascular atherosclerosis.

Hope this helps someone. Itís cheaper than cigarettes and much safer.
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Old 09-22-2022, 8:42pm   #2
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I just never started, wish more had taken this path
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My dad (born in 1932) and that grew up with all the hype that cigs were normal, nothing bad, encouraged, etc...was a heavy smoker. I use to hear him every morning cough his lungs out it seemed. That was enough to deter me from ever starting to smoke.

I lost him 27 years ago today because of that crap. It just destroyed every part of his cardio system.

Mom suffered COPD from the second hand smoke.

I did have a couple of friends that just went cold turkey stopping. I guess it's willpower or something. But, this would have probably helped them.

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My dad (born in 1932) and that grew up with all the hype that cigs were normal, nothing bad, encouraged, etc...was a heavy smoker. I use to hear him every morning cough his lungs out it seemed. That was enough to deter me from ever starting to smoke.

I lost him 27 years ago today because of that crap. It just destroyed every part of his cardio system.

Mom suffered COPD from the second hand smoke.

I did have a couple of friends that just went cold turkey stopping. I guess it's willpower or something. But, this would have probably helped them.

I grew up with parents and grandparents who smoked, and took up the habit myself, starting in high school. The cost kept me down to a pack or so a week, usually while drinking beer on the weekends.

Then in college I met Baby Doll, and a condition of dating her was to not smoke. I tossed my remaining 1/2 pack in the trash 40 years ago.
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I smoke a cigar a day.
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I smoke a cigar a day.
While I can't keep up with you I do enjoy a couple on the weekends with a few fingers of bourbon. Drew Estate FTW.
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Ugh - it was hard NOT to smoke in the military and some jobs - especially after it became banned in many buildings; a good excuse to sneak outside for 10 minutes and take a break and light up. I was 2 packs a day but quit in 1980 when my daughter was born - cold turkey. To this day if I'm caught unawares and catch a drift of cigarette smoke, I remember how much I enjoyed - a true addiction.....
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Dad was a heavy smoker, that killed him at age 71. Mom non-smoker, passed at age 91. Kids and grandkids do not smoke. Me, smoked from 15 - 35, stopped cold turkey, am 75 now, maybe I'll catch up to my Mom.
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While I can't keep up with you I do enjoy a couple on the weekends with a few fingers of bourbon. Drew Estate FTW.
I do enjoy the aroma of a good cigar. Can't stand the stench of cigarette smoke.
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It is interesting to hear how folks started the habit.


Many did start while in the military. they said cigs came in their rations, those that smoked got "smoke breaks" those that did not got a chore like cleaning the latrine. Lots of folks said they chose to smoke so they too could take a break.


I don't think most people understand just how addictive it is, yet in itself not a terribly dangerous substance.

Within 30 seconds of inhaling nicotine (takes a little longer for people that dip) the nicotine travels through the blood stream and stimulation of central nAChRs by nicotine results in the release of a variety of neurotransmitters in the brain, most importantly dopamine. Nicotine causes the release of dopamine in the mesolimbic area, the corpus striatum, and the frontal cortex.

Dopamine causes a feeling of calmness, at ease, happiness etc. So I get WHY people smoke and I also understand why those that have stopped for MANY years can start right back up in response to a very stressful life situation.
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Traveling to many countries around the world, IMO we (the US) should be very proud of how few smokers we have now a days! So many places I've visited, still have ashtrays on the table at restaurants with smoke poisoning and pouring into the air....
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My high school had a smoke break from classes...even for freshman. Can you imagine that today?

That was the start of it for many of my friends. Just wanting to get out of class and claiming they were smokers.
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Smoking does not bother me for the most part. My mother and father and just about everyone else were serious smokers. (I was born mid 1940s) I tried smoking as most every teen age boy of my era, but quickly gave it up. It realy did nothing for me and it was quite expensive as cigarettes were about 25 cents a pack back then!

My parents both stopped smoking in later life. My work (welder) put me in contact with all sorts of smoke and in many places I worked smoking because of fire fire hazards was not allowed except in certain designated area. You were allowed to hit the smoking areas get a quick butt or two and go back to work. As a none smoker people like me did not get the same break and were expected to stay at their job. That was dangerous as most work in chemical plants we were on the buddy system for safety. So when my partner went for a smoke break I went with him.

You talk about a smoke filled room those designated places were. The companies did not waste any money on ventilation in those areas and the amount of smoke in them was astounding. That is my history so being around smokers is a none issue, smoke em if you got em!

I did have one big problem with smoking, I got involved with this rather gorgeous well built woman and she was a serious smoker. Kissing and making out her breath was like a smoke stack. (other than that she had great hygiene) It must have been something with her as I dated many smoking galls and never had the same effect. She would not give up smoking so I regretfully gave her up. That is the only time smoking bothered me.
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Smoking didn't bother me until I got away from home then it bothered me, I'm absolutely sure it damaged my lungs as a child. Now if somebody is smoking dog shit flavor I tell them as much because some are just nasty. I usually get the New York salute...
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My smoking started and ended on the same day. One summer day in 1959, when I was 11 years old, two cousins and myself scraped together $.17 and bought a pack of Lucky Strikes. We found a safe spot in the woods and proceeded to smoke them one right after the other until the pack was gone. Needless to say that did not end well.

And that was the last cigarette I have ever had.
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Good info if you could post the equivalent to how many packs of cigarettes it will give a better cost understanding. That will give better motivation.
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My father was a Winston Gold guy-pack and a half a day, drank like a fish, never went to a doctor, made it to 75, based on me not doing any of those, I should live to be 200+.
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I tried the patch. I tried gum. I ended up wearing a patch, tucking nicotine gum between my lip and gums, and smoking just as much as I did before.
I got tired of that BS as my 50th birthday approached, and somehow I found the will to stop cold turkey. My belief is that the nicotine supplements are crutches used to stop cigarettes while simply supporting the addiction. The "cure" to addiction is cessation of use.
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While I can't keep up with you I do enjoy a couple on the weekends with a few fingers of bourbon. Drew Estate FTW.


Cold beer or some nice Brandy.
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i find woman that smoke a cigar sexy.
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