Anti-Smoking Device.

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  1. Alkaz

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    Ello guys -

    For a project at college we've to come up with an anti-smoking 'device'. This device could be anything and it has really stumped me.


    So I am appealing to everyone out there that either smokes, wants to quit or has an issue with smokers smoking to please help me out. It could be anything really that will discourage people from smoking, from lung shaped ash trays to the obvious gums and patches etc. We have to come up with something new and inovative so to get the opinions of what you think would work would seriously help me out.


    Also, I was wondering if you could take the time to answer these questions?
    This would seriously help me so much. I'll check back a little later for replies.

    Sending love xox
     
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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. 16
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A. I was working with older people and all the cool kids were doing it.
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A. I quit last April
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A. I was ready to quit and the price became insane $12.50 a pack.
    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A. In the years that I smoked, I tried the patch, and gum and Wellbutrin.
    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    A.No
    Q. If not, why so?
    A.Because I was just not ready to quit.
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A. The only thing that worked for me was being ready to quit and tremendous willpower.
     
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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. 17
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A. I was in Paris and was finally of drinking age.
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A.13years now
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A.my brand is $13.85/pack now and I am always considering it but, unfortunately I would also have to quit coffee in the morning and beer/wine at night as tobacco for me goes hand in hand with both relaxing activities.
    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A. Niccorette once, zyban worked for about 3 months but made me feel awful. heart palpatations, dry mouth.
    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    A.nope
    Q. If not, why so?
    A.side effects were disconcerting and I still enjoyed smoking with no visible health repricussions
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A.no idea. I would have to be fed up with either the cost or start seeing a cost on my libido, or health or appearance.
     
  4. Alkaz

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    Thanks a lot for your feedback guys, would love if a few more were to post? x
     
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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. 17
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A. Others were doing it so I followed along
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A. 16years
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A. Cold turkey just stopped one day saying it is making my health suffer.
    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A. no
    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    A.n/a
    Q. If not, why so?
    A. n/a
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A. I think the mind is the only way you can quit
     
  6. Hoss

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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A.11
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A.I wanted to
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A.I smoked for many many many years
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A.I got tired of it and fed up with the entire thing.
    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A.No
    Q. W(h)ere the products you used successful?
    A.Didn't use anything like that
    Q. If not, why so?
    A.I didn't want to substitute one thing for another and create a new addiction besides a lot of the products like pills and patches have their own health risks which make it stupid to use them.
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A.Again, NONE! I just stopped. I stopped several times and usually returned to smoking. Now it's been over a decade and no cigarettes, pipes or any smoking. Did it without any products.
     
  7. pepinogrande

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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. about 15 in boarding school
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A.peer pressure
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    about 20 years....with time away from it in the Army and when I was living in high altitude....i'd say in 2 or 3 year stretches 2 or 3 times.
    A.
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    Quitting was due to severe exercise like in army. MORE IMPORTANT IS WHAT MADE ME START UP AGAIN....ANSWER; WANTING TO BE SIMILAR TO PEERS THAT I ADMIRED.
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    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    Low dose Wellbutrim. e.g., 75mg with coffee in the morning has been very useful in keeping me from returning for the last 30 years.

    A.
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A.Educational knowledge:

    1.it is carbon dioxide that is needed to get over the withdrawal syndrome....in other words jump in you swimming pool and swim as fast as you can....till you want to throw up.....you have to get out of breathe then the system says, "the last thing I want is a cigarette.
    2. People from the pharmaceutical business have told me that the greatest amount of viagra is sold to two groups: those who have or do smoke and those who are young and stupid and do street drugs.

    TO DESIGN A DEVICE:
    ASH TRAYS, NAPKINS, PLACEMATS THAT SAY:

    S-M-O-K-I-N-G :
    T-H-E G-R-E-A-T D-I-C-K --- S-H-R-I-N-K-E-R !!!

    or:

    Want a smaller dick? Want a dick that doesn't work? /
    Just smoke: you'll get your wish !

    Fortunately, i pulled out in time...my dick works great.
    Forgot to add that working my way through grad school assisting at autopsies
    helped ME a lot....but one guy would just go out and have a smoke between resecting lung cancer tissue........i think he had tried to stop...but gave up trying.

    Try getting on Wellbutrin for at least 6 weeks before attempting to quit, then lower nicotine cigs, them one less cig per day....finally with lots of sprinting, rapid swimming, rope jumping until you are out of breath: you will just not miss it.

    Forgot to add: take some antibuse so that you can NOT drink for 6 months....that gets you around the taste-bud sensation of wanting to drink.
    Hope this helps.....to quit smoking adds 20 GOOD years to a life.....it also allows your dick to be super hard anytime you want it to be....without drugs !

    Hope this helps!
     
  8. IntoxicatingToxin

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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. I was 12 when I started smoking.

    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A. Mostly just curiosity as to what the hype was about - my entire family smoked, as did my best friends family. She and I started smoking at the same time.

    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A. I smoked for 16 years.

    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A. Mostly my health. I wasn't diagnosed with anything horrible, but I woke up every morning coughing and with achy lungs, and I just felt like crap all the time.

    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A. I've tried Nicorette gum and the patch, neither helped much at all.

    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    A. Not in the least.

    Q. If not, why so?
    A. I think it was mostly because I didn't really want to quit at the times that I used them. When I did finally quit last summer, it was cold turkey without any help.

    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A. I honestly can't say for sure. :/ Sorry.
     
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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. 17
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A. Good ol' fashioned peer pressure!
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A. 10 years
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A. Finally being sick enough of everything about the habit
    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A. No.
    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    A. N/A
    Q. If not, why so?
    A. N/A
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A. N/A

    Not very useful responses from me, but there you go!
     
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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?

    A. 15

    Q. What made you start smoking?

    A. Honestly, my first drag was totally amazing to me. I loved it.

    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?

    A. I smoke currently, so would be 36 years now.

    Q. What made or what would make you quit?

    A. I have quit seriously twice, once in 2000 and again in 2007. The first was at the request of my then-partner, the second was due to health concerns (PAD).

    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    Q. If not, why so?

    A. I tried patches the first time, but they did nothing for my cravings. I lasted a month, but the stress was outta control. In the end, my doctor "gave me permission" to start smoking again.

    The second time I used Chantix. On one level, Chantix is very successful in suppressing the pleasure you derive from smoking; it unfortunately suppressed my pleasure in anything. Food tasted bland or worse, sex was ho-hum for the first time in my life, and I generally hated life. Additionally it gave me some exceptionally odd dreams.

    I found Wellbutrin completely ineffective when I took it for a spell in the late 90s. I don't count that as a quit because I never actually stopped smoking.

    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?

    A. Nothing: it'll be will power or nothing.
     
  11. nudeyorker

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    I posted this in another thread and thought I would copy and paste it here. This is how I finally quit smoking.

    Over the years I've tried many ways to quit smoking... I went to The Schick Clinic in LA, I went to Somke Enders, I wore the patch, I chewed the gum, I took Wellbutrin and I just kept smoking because deep down I don't think I wanted to stop.
    I have not had a cigarette for over three months and I've never felt better... This is how I did it. I bought a calender and exactly enough cigarettes for the program I am about to outline... The first week I allowed myself a pack of cigarettes a day. The second week I allowed myself a half a pack per day.(But mark the exact time of day on the calender that you are going to smoke it... and stick to it... this way you don't smoke when you want to you smoke when you have to) The third week I allowed myself 2 cigarettes a day.(One in the morning and one after dinner... but the trick was I had to leave the house and go someplace else and smoke it at least a block away) The fourth week I allowed myself one a day. (At noon... this way I got rid of my favorite morning and evening smoke)
    On the morning of the new month I stopped and had my last cigarette with a glass of champagne as a pre-celebration for the path that I was taking with my life and health. I did it this way because I wanted to slowly wean myself off of the nicotine to hopefully make the withdrawal less heinous.
    The first three days were not a lot of fun, I drank a lot of water and exercised moderately. If you can make it to a week you have reached your first milestone and you start feeling better. Then week two comes and goes with improvement. I felt really good at week three. The first six weeks I had dreams about smoking and was tempted regularly. It's these times your will power is tested and you have to decide who is going to win you or the cravings! Right now I have never felt better in my entire life. It's important to do something to help you measure your progress in a positive way. I put all the money I would have spent on cigarettes in a shoe box... I have saved over $1,200.00 so far.
    This time around it worked for me because I really wanted to quit. I guess the point that I want to make is she needs to take the power away from you and become empowered herself. You should just be there for support.
    Hope this helped... good luck to you quitting.

    PS. So far I have saved over $4,000.00 by not smoking. After I save another $4K I'm going to go out and buy something outrageous!
     
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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. 17
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A. Extra confidence
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A. 7 years. Then again recently for 2 months, lol.
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A. Health reasons, and general desire to ditch the habit.
    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A. Just willpower, lol. Gradually cut down to about 1 or 2 a day, then was able to stop when Doc told me it was causing stomach probs.
    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    A. -
    Q. If not, why so?
    A. -
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A. Well, started again a couple of months ago, gave up for 3 weeks, then had 2 today. Feel like shit and started puking so...don't think I'll carry on. If I couldn't give up, I'd try the e-ciggie. Can wean you slowly off Nicotene, without all the other crap that's in smoke. :)
     
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    Thank you so much guys! Your posts have immensely helped me, if anyone who still wants to post, please don't hesitate x
     
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    Al

    1. There are some videos on what smoking does to lung tissue; that might be helpful.

    2. The MAIN issue is peer group pressure NOT because we think we are NOT cool...but, because we have empathy and want to be doing the same thing others are TO BE SUPPORTIVE....to say You Are Ok !

    3. Slogans like:

    I'm already cool...I don't need to smoke

    I'm not depressed...so I don't need to smoke

    I'm not going to PROVE to you that I have an addictive personality..so I'm not going to smoke.

    I don't need to look UNSCIENTIFIC, like I can't read or write....So I'm NOt Going to Smoke.

    I don't smoke because I don't have low self-esteem.

    Hope these help....let me know....I keep thinking !

    Bud
     
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    Al....another point,

    When smokers speak of withdrawal symptoms, it's because they are FINALLY beginning to come up to NORMAL oxygen levels.

    Here's what happens: the tar coats the cilia, the little hairs in the lungs, plus it coats the epithelium, all this slows down the body's ability to get proper amounts of oxygen.

    It is somewhat compensated by the nicotine raising the blood-pressure ...but, finally the system just wears out.

    The US Air Force did some magnificent studies on all of this, you might want to reference them.
    ................................
    Another problem is disbelief that statistical odds will happen to you whether it's problems stemming from not believing the data regarding smoking, or hiv, or drugs, or fatty foods, etc.

    The wise man integrates the findings of science; by doing so he becomes
    a LEADER....instead of a just a follower of poorly educated peers.


    Hope this helps !
    Bud
     
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    Smokers have higher rates of depression, etc.

    This might be helpful for your report:

    One is the loneliest number.

    It’s the question asked on every roommate form and dating website: Smoker or non-smoker?

    You may love your cigs, but they’re putting you on the dark side of one of the world’s greatest social divides.
    According to Harvard and University of California San Diego research, smokers are increasingly edged out and marginalized by their peers.

    A study published in the Australian Medical Journal suggested smokers are far more likely to be dateless.

    For more information on this dangerous habit and how to stop smoking, check out:

    Aspire
    The American Heart Association
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The National Cancer Institute
    The American Cancer Society
     
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    Q. At what age did you start smoking?
    A. 12
    Q. What made you start smoking?
    A. Friends at school
    Q. How long have/did you smoke for?
    A. 35 years although I did stop for a year during that time
    Q. What made or what would make you quit?
    A. Found I was waking up tired and going to bed tired and knew it was the cigarettes starving me of oxygen - was smoking 30 a day
    Q. Have you tried any existing products? (i.e. Nicorette)
    A. Patches, hypnotherapy and a book by Allen Carr
    Q. Where the products you used successful?
    A. None with the exception of the book
    Q. If not, why so?
    A. None seemed to address the 'craving' - had my first cigarette within 15 mins of the hypnotherapy session and continued to smoke (although less) with the patches
    Q. What product(s) would make you quit?
    A. The book worked and although 11 years later there are times I would still would 'like' a cigarette I never 'crave' one
     
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