Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Think My Plan is Working!

For those of you who read My Quit Smoking Plan, you know that I am using a device called SmokeSmart as an aid to quit smoking. I did a brief review of this device in an earlier posting. If you want to read my SmokeSmart review, you can do so by clicking HERE. For those of you who do not want to read my review, I will give you a quick run down about what SmokeSmart is. SmokeSmart is a device (for lack of a better term) that punctures small holes in the filter of you cigarette. With each puncture, the amount of nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide is reduced. So, in esence, by using SmokeSmart, I am slowly weaning my body off of nicotine.

I spent the last couple of weeks smoking my cigarettes with 2 punctures in them. Two punctures is supposed to reduce the nicotine by 28%, the tar by 50%, and carbon monoxide by 58%. Today I decided to take the plunge increase the number of punctures to 3. This third puncture will reduce the nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide levels even further. The nicotine in my cigarettes should now be reduce by 53%, the tar by 63%, and the carbon monoxide by 71%. I am not sure how accurate those figures are, but I can tell you that there is a significant difference. The first couple of drags, I feel like I am not even smoking a cigarette. When I am finished with the cigarette, I barely feel like I smoked one. I feel like I could light up another one. I don't, of course, because that would defeat the purpose!

The final thing that I noticed by using 3 punctures, is that I feel that I need to smoke more often. I usually have a cigarette every couple of hours while I am at work, but now I feel that I need a cigarette about every hour and a half. As long as I don't cave into the cravings and stick to smoking every 2 hours, my plan will work. And when I eventually get to the 4th and final puncture, I will start working on the 'habit' portion of my plan. I feel confident that this plan will work and I will be victorious in my attempt to quit smoking.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff, we rec'd a sample of a product called nicodrops. We forwarded the sample to a person who had stopped smoking but was having trouble with cravings so we could find out if the product worked. She said they were working for her and helping her sustain and remain focused. You might contact them and ask for a sample so you can review their product and see how they work for you. Thanks for your post at CiggyFree.com and good luck. Do keep us up to date on your progress! Just think by you quitting you are also improving the lives of those around you.