Ever try to quit smoking cigarettes? OMG! I didn't realize how addictive they are, or even what addiction is. I loved smoking. There used to be all these amazing loose tobacco stores in NYC. So many different kinds of tobacco! So many smells. You just had to roll your own. NP. These tobaccos were tasty and satisfying.
Ready rolled are not nearly as satisfying. In fact, they make pleasure a sin. They are designed to deliver pleasure that lasts a few minutes, then has to be stimulated again by another cigarette.
We need pleasure. We long for it. This need is exploited by the chemicals in manufactured smokes that hook us and keep us addicted.
I've tried lots of ways to quit. Sometimes successfully for years. And acupuncture treatment was the most long lasting. Recently though, I fell into the trap of relieving my tension by taking a cigarette. Acupuncture is just so expensive. I turned to Chantix.
My neighbor gave me some. I didn't really research this, nor did I follow the instructions. What an experience! I had some serious allergic reactions. In one, my throat closed up and I couldn't breath or move. My guts clogged up, too. OMG. But...I quit smoking.
This is an amazing drug. Powerful beyond my wildest imagination. What it leads me to believe is that the chemicals put in cigarettes are equally powerful if it takes this kind of drug to overcome the addiction. What a shame. Smoking natural tobacco is fun and done in moderation is satisfying. We need satisfaction without it causing addiction.