Gave up the evil roll ups about six months ago. I went cold turkey and with the help of hypnosis found it farly easy.
But, and here's the rub, as time went on I found myself putting on more and more weight. Ballooned up two stone - not good. Okay so I'll loose it later I thought but just kept eating anything and everthing:eek:
The other major problem was that I was, without doubt, suffering from depression. This was bad enough to put my relationship with my children and my marriage at risk. In fact life was bloody awfull.
Having done a bit of research it seems this is not uncommon.
Now then, in my business I travel a lot to Sweden and often witness my Swedish friends placing a small 'tea bag' in their upper lip. This is Swedish Snus, a tobacco and herb mix.
Sweden has the lowest incident of lung and oral cancer in Europe because people have stopped smoking for Snusing. It has been studied to death and proven to be 98% safer than smoking, in the same league as coffee.
When Sweden joined the EU they were told to ban Snus, they got an exemption because of their fantastic no smoking record.
So I ordered some from bysnus.com, arrived in four days.
I can honestly say I am a changed man. I am getting the nicotine in a resonably safe way, no longer depressed and now losing weight. So much happier all round.
It is not nicotine that kills you, but the method of delivery.
Obviously it would be so much better to completely give up, but, if like me you just can't do it then this really is a safe(ish) alternative.
So the result is have I smoked? NO
Am I still getting nicotine? YES and in a safe manner.
I consider Snus far more satisfying than smoking.
I am a very happy Bitwobbly
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