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Re: the dictator of defenseless people

Posted by alexandra_k on April 4, 2020, at 3:01:13

In reply to Re: the dictator of defenseless people, posted by ert on April 1, 2020, at 14:58:11

Thank you.

Yes, it is good that I have stopped smoking.

It was the hardest thing I have ever done.

I was smoking to die. 30 + a day. Roll your owns -- so I had a constant supply. Pretty much just constantly, contstantly, constantly smoking.

So it was really really hard to give up.

My supervisor told me something that (whether true or false) actually gave me a viable way to quit:

He said that he knew of a psychologist in Wellington who decided not to chew nicotine gum as it was prescribed to be chewed... But who cut the nicotine gum into tiny little portions and who chewed a tiny little portion of the gum each time they would normally or usually have a cigarette.

And I thought to myself: I could do that. Surely. Just have a piece of gum and chew it for the time in which my comrade smoked their cigarette. Or, during the time in which I wanted one.

There turned out to be a confound: The gum isn't absorbed very well when you are having a coffee. Well, f*ck.

But that was in fact the way in which I managed to quit (eventually). After trying (and returning) a few times. That was in fact the way I managed to quit.

The withdrawal showed me it wasn't just nicotine that was addictive, though. Other things were more addictive than the mere nicotine (that was being replaced). Actually, the gum caused a GI upset that wasn't so pleasant. That made it really super easy to give up chewing the gum. Giving up the cigarettes was the hardest thing I ever did.

It was partly the hardest thing I ever did because it was a decision to live, well.

vs a decision to die, as quickly as possible.

Choosing the former rather than the latter was the hardest thing I ever did.

But I did choose that.

And... Most other people did not. And do not want that for themselves. ANd do not want that for me. And do not want me to be allowed to help improve the health of peoples since they have chosen the whole death as quickly as you can, situation.


I need to remembe to pay the ad block people who make youtube watchable.

For making youtube watchable.

I find it is only watchable -- because of them.

It is very very watchable -- because of them.

I owe them a netflix subscription fee -- at least.





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