1119 – Methods for Quitting Smoking

Lisa: This is it. I’m quitting smoking for good.

Michael: Good for you. Are you going cold turkey?

Lisa: No, I tried that, but it didn’t work. I craved cigarettes too much.

Michael: How about nicotine gum? Have you tried that?

Lisa: Yes, but I didn’t like the side effects. It irritated my throat.

Michael: That’s too bad. I suppose you’ve tried nicotine patches, too?

Lisa: Yes, I have. I became addicted to the patches and couldn’t wean myself off of them. I just traded one addiction for another.

Michael: And electronic cigarettes?

Lisa: They only made me want to smoke a real cigarette. They were no help at all.

Michael: So, what now?

Lisa: I’m going to try hypnosis. I hear that it works for some people.

Michael: And if that doesn’t work?

Lisa: The last resort is acupuncture. Some people say that’s effective for quitting smoking.

Michael: If you say so. Sometimes the cure is truly worse than the disease!

1119 – Methods for Quitting Smoking

Lisa: This is it. I’m quitting smoking for good.

Michael: Good for you. Are you going cold turkey?

Lisa: No, I tried that, but it didn’t work. I craved cigarettes too much.

Michael: How about nicotine gum? Have you tried that?

Lisa: Yes, but I didn’t like the side effects. It irritated my throat.

Michael: That’s too bad. I suppose you’ve tried nicotine patches, too?

Lisa: Yes, I have. I became addicted to the patches and couldn’t wean myself off of them. I just traded one addiction for another.

Michael: And electronic cigarettes?

Lisa: They only made me want to smoke a real cigarette. They were no help at all.

Michael: So, what now?

Lisa: I’m going to try hypnosis. I hear that it works for some people.

Michael: And if that doesn’t work?

Lisa: The last resort is acupuncture. Some people say that’s effective for quitting smoking.

Michael: If you say so. Sometimes the cure is truly worse than the disease!