View Poll Results: Would you take advantage of free treatment to kick tobacco addiction?

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  • Yes and I think I would finally be able to kick the habit

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  • Yes - although I am unsure it would work

    2 8.00%
  • No - I will continue to smoke

    1 4.00%
  • No - If I want to quit I can do it on my own

    11 44.00%
  • Perhaps when I am ready to quit

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  • other

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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I have tried to quit many times including using the patch etc. I smoked 1 and 1/2 to 2 packs a day for 27 years, so it was difficult. nothing worked.

    I went and had the laser acupuncture done for $150.00. It is amazing. No physical want to smoke at all, none. It was like quitting cold Turkey without the constant physical nag to smoke. Been only 2 weeks and I have no desire to smoke ever.

    So I checked other.

    I've never heard of this blackdog. Laser acupuncture sounds scary and painful. What is it? How does it work? Is it one treatment or multiple? I would pay 150.00 to become a non smoker in a heartbeat if the treatment removed the desire for a puff.

    Fill me in, please.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Yes, while the country is being bankrupted, the most importat thing is for my tax dollars to pay for you to stop smoking.
    In the long run, yes, it does pay off.
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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I've never heard of this blackdog. Laser acupuncture sounds scary and painful. What is it? How does it work? Is it one treatment or multiple? I would pay 150.00 to become a non smoker in a heartbeat if the treatment removed the desire for a puff.

    Fill me in, please.

    It was wonderful. It works in 85% of the cases.

    No pain at all, none. I takes about 30 Min's. I was in a dimly lit relaxing room with soft music playing.

    I have not had the physical urge to smoke since then. Don't get me wrong you still have the withdrawals and the habit (like wanting a smoke after you eat) but the physical want is gone.

    From what I understand it makes your brain think your body has nicotine, when in fact the levels are dropping.

    If you have tried everything else and nothing worked, you should give it a try. It has worked for all the people I know personally who have tried it.
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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    It was wonderful. It works in 85% of the cases.

    No pain at all, none. I takes about 30 Min's. I was in a dimly lit relaxing room with soft music playing.

    I have not had the physical urge to smoke since then. Don't get me wrong you still have the withdrawals and the habit (like wanting a smoke after you eat) but the physical want is gone.

    From what I understand it makes your brain think your body has nicotine, when in fact the levels are dropping.

    If you have tried everything else and nothing worked, you should give it a try. It has worked for all the people I know personally who have tried it.
    So you don't feel the laser acupunture at all? Do you see where it's aimed? I mean is on your hand, head, ??


    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    So you don't feel the laser acupunture at all? Do you see where it's aimed? I mean is on your hand, head, ??
    It does not puncture the skin in any way. It is a medical laser light.

    It is used on your ears and for arms. Those are the pressure points they are hitting.

    Like I said no pain, nothing. No poking, prodding or cutting of any type involved. Just a light applied to pressure point area's.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Smokers poll

    I'm in the process of quitting at the moment, and I get my nicotine replacement therapy free from the NHS. They offer patches, pills, inhalators and nicotine gum, plus group support sessions.
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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    So if it was a freeby, you wouldn't mind wasting the money but you are not willing to risk it if you had to use your own money. Exactly why it shoud not be government funded.


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    I have bought the gum on my own. And it is not government funded, it is user funded. I buy the smokes, pay the tax and that pays for the replacement. How is that government bought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
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    is that government bought?
    Yep, sure is.


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    Re: Smokers poll

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    So do those that never use the program get their money back?
    It's a HYPOTHETICAL situation.

    If it assuages your "entitlement program" warning system then lets say it hypothetically is a deposit.

    You pay a few cents per pack, if you decide you want to quit and want to take advantage of the deposit to do so, then you turn in x amount of box tops to cover or offset the treatment options.

    If you don't want to play then you can turn in your box tops for a refund of the deposit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    It's a HYPOTHETICAL situation.

    If it assuages your "entitlement program" warning system then lets say it hypothetically is a deposit.

    You pay a few cents per pack, if you decide you want to quit and want to take advantage of the deposit to do so, then you turn in x amount of box tops to cover or offset the treatment options.

    If you don't want to play then you can turn in your box tops for a refund of the deposit.
    What's the purpose of getting the government involved unless your goal is to increase government employment? I bet you are one of those that think getting a big income tax refund it is a good thing.

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