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Hot Quit Newsletter, Issue #018 - Saved by smoking a cigarette!
January 31, 2007
Hi

Here we are with your February 2007 Newsletter from The Ultimate Quit Smoking Guide

If you're thinking about quitting smoking, join the rush and click over to the Quit for Good Stop Smoking program but don't waste a good newsletter, read this first!

Previously quit, but struggling? You need this unique guide:
Never Think About Smoking Again

A quote to think about...

"Remember, the illusions in your life - good, bad and ugly - thrive on attention.
Something to consider when choosing which to keep and which to Kung Fu."

~ TUT (Totally Unique Thoughts)

Saved by a smoke
From Waipawa, New Zealand comes the tale of a freaky accident.

Fully laden with 25,000 of milk, a 40 tonne truck, goes hurtling through... wait for it... 4 houses.

The first house with everybody at home, the truck demolished the fence only, next house it went straight through, one side to the other, then careered through the next house, and finally rumbled to a stop in the middle of the 4th house... where... poor old John Ashman, sitting in his lounge recovering from a previous broken ankle, was shunted into his kitchen and now has his other leg broken.

Who, you ask was in the middle houses? Luckily one family had just left to go visiting relatives, and at the third house Wendy McLaughlin had nipped out the back for a smoke, when she heard this huge boom as the front of her house was demolish by the wayward truck.

Was the truckie trying to light up a smoke - it's a not uncommon cause of accidents. He maintains he choked on a lolly and blacked out.

The longevity calculator
This Calculator is based on a quiz Harvard Medical School researchers Thomas Perl, M.D. and Margery Hutter Silver, Ed.D. developed to help you calculate your life expectancy. The quiz was developed after a rigorous study of 150 centenarians.

To compute your life expectancy, the calculator sums all of the individual score points together. The result may be negative, zero, or a positive number. The calculator program then divides the result by 5. The result of this division is then added to 84 if male or 88 if female, producing life expectancy in years. Have a go here:

How to quit smoking - the Scottish way
Forget blonde or Irish jokes, the Scots have risen to the challenge!

900 doctors in Glasgow blame a computer glitch when they blundered and prescribed sildenafil, known as Viagra, instead of prescribing Zyban for smokers to quit.

It hit the headlines just before Christmas and everyone had a laugh. Very funny, but instead of getting a generally harmless, unplanned surprise, what could've happened?

All I can say is, it's a bit on the nose. It could've been a potentially serious error. Did you know that drugs either by their side-effects or by being wrongly prescribed by doctors or administered in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in US. And don't mention the pain and disabilities for the ones still alive.

Good idea to keep tabs on your health the natural way eh?

Looking for something to occupy yourself with instead of smoking?
Most addicting game

See you with the next Hot Quit Newsletter.

Warmly
Megan




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