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Hot Quit Newsletter, Issue #010 - Creative ways to sell cigarettes
September 16, 2006

Here's your Mid-September 2006 Newsletter from The Ultimate Quit Smoking Guide

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Go to: Never Think About Smoking Again

A quote to think about...

"There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack. It takes years of preparation"
~ Unknown

Ha, we're famous!
Paul Adams, CEO of BAT (British American Tobacco) in London must have heard of me! He's scared of the popularity of "Effortless Icebreakers to Start a Conversation - without cigarettes"... remember, that's the free guide you received when you joined this newsletter.

Well, Paul and his cobbers don't want that, so they have come up with cigarette packets that include space, as Adams describes it, to write down girls' phone numbers. Yawn, how immature.

It's all part of the creative push that tobacco companies are doing to drive growth, because normal promotional activity is now so restricted. Other examples of new tricks they have introduced are "snus" (pouches of tobacco that are sucked); cigarettes flavored with citrus or vanilla and small, thin cigarettes designed to appeal to the occasional smoker.

"There's skill and magic in innovation, says Paul. We're passionate about it. Innovation provides the consumer with incentives that mean it's worth paying more for."

So what do YOU think is the best idea to make more friends? A space to write a phone number on a cigarette packet... or our famous conversation guide? Hit the email link and tap, tap tap to me please.

Thank You For Smoking
This must see, satirical film has now been released around the world. It's classic in the way Nick Naylor (played by Aaron Eckhart) cleverly plays a spokesman for the tobacco lobby. Here's an excerpt...

Nick N: I speak on behalf of cigarettes...'

Child: My mommy says that cigarettes kill.

Nick N: Now, is your mommy a doctor?

Child: No.

Nick N: Is she some kind of scientific researcher?

Child: No.

Nick N: Now she doesn't exactly sound like a credible expert, does she?

Oat Straw
1970's studies have surfaced recently about the success of oat straw to help addiction, from smokers to opium users.

Oat straw is high in silicon and is a proven remedy for skin irritations, as well as for strengthening nails and hair, and although I can't find any serious research for helping with nicotine withdrawal, there's lots of positive first hand accounts.

If you can buy the liquid extract, then mix 1 teaspoon into cup warm water and drink 3 times a day, or make a brew of Oat Straw Tea, available at health shops and sup on that. It should add a shine to your hair and give you a helping hand whilst quitting.

See you with the next Hot Quit Newsletter.


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