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!
Category: About You|Health + Medicine
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