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      02-24-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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NY Residents - FREE Nicotine patches

Just signed up for it, i figure I would pass this along to anyone intrested:

http://www.nysmokefree.com/newweb/default.aspx

From the wbsite:
The New York State Smokers’ Quitline offers:

FREE starter kit of Nicotine Patches, Gum or Lozenges for eligible NYS smokers
Trained Quitline Specialists offering help with quit plans
Information about local stop smoking programs
Informational taped messages
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Just signed up for it, i figure I would pass this along to anyone intrested:

http://www.nysmokefree.com/newweb/default.aspx

From the wbsite:
The New York State Smokers’ Quitline offers:

FREE starter kit of Nicotine Patches, Gum or Lozenges for eligible NYS smokers
Trained Quitline Specialists offering help with quit plans
Information about local stop smoking programs
Informational taped messages
I don't smoke.



















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      02-24-2008, 08:32 PM   #4
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lol, neither do i... i hated cigarettes, but that other stuff was good lol.. one time experience back then.. im good now. So all u smokers, take this opportunity up!
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Can you get a buzz from the patches if you don't smoke?
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Can you get a buzz from the patches if you don't smoke?
lol.........I'm sure you can, nicotine is still coming in, just not through your lungs.
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they only give you two weeks worth, and you still crave. The only thing that stops you is if you smoke while on the patch there is a possibility of increasing your heart rate, which could lead to heart attack and/or death. But GL. Didnt work for me.
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Nicotine patches may make you jittery and feel all hopped up. This is because it's a 24 hour constant stream of nicotine flowing into your system whereas a cigarette delivers a burst. Medically speaking though, the NRT or nicotine replacement therapies (ie. patches/gum/lozenges) don't work very well because they get you to stop smoking but keep you on nicotine so when you stop the NRT, your brain still needs nicotine and most of the time you go back to cigarettes. It's largely a ploy by the drug companies to keep you buying those patches/lozenges, which usually runs about 30-50 bucks per box.

On the other hand, if you're serious about quitting, and you have to want to quit in order to really quit, go for Chantix. It's the best thing to quit smoking seeing as how it weans your body off nicotine by competitively binding to the nicotinic receptors in your brain and slowly releasing nicotine's grip on controlling your body's release of dopamine, therefore releasing your brain for requiring nicotine to function. Many insurances now cover smoking cessation products because of it's role in increasing risk for later, more costly diseases such as hypertension, heart attack, stroke, etc.

Fun fact of the day - nicotine from a cigarette reaches your brain and begins binding to nicotinic sites in less than 1 second after inhaling the cigarette smoke and nicotine is the only addictive drug where you don't get a "high" but more a sense of relief and that's due to how it works.
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Good Luck Quitting

My fiancée and I quit with the aid of NYQuits and we haven't smoked since October 02, 2007. They gave us each enough to quit and stay quit. (6-8 weeks each) I was a very heavy smoker and haven't had one since. You really have to want it because I almost caved a bunch of times. We had some of our worst fights ever while quitting together, but it was definitely worth it. I wish you success.
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My fiancée and I quit with the aid of NYQuits and we haven't smoked since October 02, 2007. They gave us each enough to quit and stay quit. (6-8 weeks each) I was a very heavy smoker and haven't had one since. You really have to want it because I almost caved a bunch of times. We had some of our worst fights ever while quitting together, but it was definitely worth it. I wish you success.
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To all your smokers out there on the patch. Good luck. Hopefully you guys will stop....be healthy and not smell like shit.
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Second day on the patch, so far so good, i was never able to go 2 days without a cig in the past, hopefully this works out.
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congrats..... usually they say the third day is the hardest. But to tell you the truth i think its the first 6 months. I failed after 6 months. Hope the best for ya.
Gonna try and quit again, soon hopefully.
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