Pauline is renowned for her desserts. She shares them every holiday and on every occasion. And she’s very creative with what she does. Everybody adores her amazing recipes.
When she visits with me, we mostly go for long walks and share our conversations at the cup of herbal tea.
My toddler likes Pauline and her desserts! Being at this age when behavior is sincere and genuine, he reluctantly gives my friend a hug.
The reason is simple. Pauline is a smoker.
No matter how hard she tries to mask her smoking habit, it just doesn’t happen. It will never happen. She really understands the problem. She tried to quit several times, but unsuccessfully. She really wants to make this habit to be in the past.
What I am doing the best I can is to support her on her quest to quit this miserable habit. Easier said than done.
Fairly recently, I started to educate myself on electronic cigarettes and how they are being an alternative to smoking regular tobacco cigarettes.
My discoveries about e-Cigarettes or e-Cigs, as they are being called by the industry insiders, have been an eye opening into the smoking world.
First off, the e-Cigarettes have been designed with the “quitting” in mind.
Second, e-Cigarettes are smokeless. No smoke, odor or smell are present! Only tiny, barely visible water vapors appear during the smoking process. That is why there’s yet another name for them – vapor cigarettes.
Third, the nicotine mixture inside these e-Cigarettes is free of over 4,000 chemicals that tobacco companies put inside regular tobacco cigarettes in addition to nicotine! Here you won’t find acetone, arsenic, formaldehyde or tar to name a few. People who are using e-cigs inhale just enough of pure nicotine to satisfy their cravings. I don’t say it’s healthy. I say it is a much better alternative to a tobacco cigarette.
What’s more important, e-cigarettes could be purchased with different level of nicotine in them. This option gives a smoker a transition period from full loaded cigarettes to very light levels of nicotine and eventually to zero.
What these and many more numerous facts about e-Cigarettes tell me is that they could be a much better alternative for a person who wants to quit smoking.
I’ve been sharing these finding with Pauline. We’ve been reading reviews at eCigarettes365.com. Pauline is on the verge of making her decision to switch from tobacco cigarettes to e-Cigarettes.
Don’t get me wrong. Smoking is poison to anybody’s body. But I would like to support my friend in her quest to quit smoking habit once and for all. It may take some time and some other than chewing gum alternatives to regular smoking.
I’ve done some research on different types of e-Cigarettes and found out that some are a bit more expensive and fancier than others. Some of the most reviewed are blu cigarette and SmokeTip brands.
In my opinion, it’s better to start transition to e-Cigarettes first. It gives a person a gradual withdrawal, rather than quitting “cold turkey.” In addition, the whole personal environment benefits. As there’s no smoke or smell produced by e-Cigarettes, there’s no lingering odor of any kind left with the person. It is such a huge factor!
I will be supporting Pauline in her quest to quit smoking. And e-Cigarettes would be a very helpful way to do so.
Eventually, I will be able to say that my best friend stinks with a totally different meaning. And the meaning being “she’s smart, she’s sharp, she’s knows her stuff.”
Do you have any similar situations in your life when you have a smoker in your immediate family or among your friends and colleagues? What do you do to support them on their way to quitting this habit?
by Laura Gontchar