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Hot Quit Newsletter, Issue #022- Ouch!
April 17, 2007
Hi

Here we are with your mid April 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...

"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going."
~ Anon

Ouch!
Aversion Therapy is a recognized way of inflicting pain or unpleasantness to control unwanted behaviour or habits. It can be as simple as in tapping a puppy's nose to teach it to 'heel' when walking, or hypnosis, or self-hypnosis to change a person's perception of something.

Correct aversion therapy when quitting smoking gives stella results, and it's part of our powerful Quit for Good program - don't worry, it's nothing to do with bashing you up! It's a unique way of psychologically turning something pleasant into something you'd rather avoid in the future.

Distinctly nasty aversion therapy methods to quit smoking have proven mostly failures, such as products based on Silver Acetate, which when combined with smoke, make it taste revolting.

In a much milder way, the new drug Chantix, or Champix depending on which country you live in, takes away the enjoyable effects of nicotine when it hits the brain. The success rate has proved to be worthless within a year, as apart from the unwanted side-effects, smokers simply stop using these drugs because they miss their nicotine pleasure fix.

Aversion therapy is one of the four pillars of the successful Quit for Good Program" It's a matter of when to use it to get the results.

Having said that, here's an easy and cheap way for do-it-yourself aversion therapy.

In a study at the Duke Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research, smokers reported that consuming milk, water, fruits and vegetables worsened the taste of cigarettes, while consuming alcohol, coffee and meat enhanced their taste.

Read full story here: Dairy, Fruits and Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

2007 Update: Here's a classic case of successful aversion therapy, when too much of a good thing just makes you want to scream, "Stop, I can't take anymore..."

Ben Affleck's new film 'Smokin' Aces' made him quit smoking.

The actor plays chain-smoking bondsman Jack Dupree in the new action film and admits the amount of cigarettes he had to puff on for the role have put him off nicotine for good.

He told People magazine: "The whole week that I shot, I smoked, like, five packs a day. By the time the movie was over, I was so sick of smoking, I just didn't want to do it anymore, and I quit."

Perception is Reality?
Bill Bryson's entertaining book, "The Thunderbolt Kid," has a few references to cigarettes, which were heavily promoted in his childhood days, including by doctors.

And here's a classic - The 1950s saw TV take control of the home. TV dinners were dreamed up, families abandoned the dining room table, and persuasive ads were... well, same as now... rampant.

Tobacco Companies did a lot of sponsoring, but they had rules. Shows sponsored by Camel cigarettes were forbidden to show villains smoking cigs, or to have anyone cough, or to have mention of fires, arson, and bad references to smoke.

A contestant in a game show, "Do You Trust Your Wife", said that his wife's star sign was Cancer, and the Tobacco sponsors ordered it to be refilmed and the wife's sign changed to Aries.

Take care of yourself, take care of our world
Take a while and look at these pictures of looking after the world.

Photographer Ed Burtynsky accepts the 2005 TEDPrize, and presents a stunning slideshow of eerily beautiful landscapes and the human impact. "These images are so beautiful it takes you a second to realize you're looking at something horrific."

By the way, it's a massive 97 megabyte file, so check your download limit first, and if OK, save it to your hard drive and watch it at your leisure. I think you'll like it.

Top 10 chat-up lines revealed
"Was your father a thief? Because he stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes."

Equipped with that chat-up line, you can be certain to score in the universal language of love, say the authors of a new Top 10 of chat-up lines, published in multi-languages by Chambers Publishers.

Of course, when you joined this newsletter, you received the ultimate report for how to make friends... but if you've feeling corny, try...

"Didn't it hurt when you fell from heaven?"
Or maybe:
"You must be tired because you've been running through my mind all day."

See you with the next Hot Quit Newsletter.

Warmly
Megan


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