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July 10th, 2015
Episode 264 of 489 episodes
Looking to kick the habit of smoking? Find out all the ways not to do it in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:15 Explanations: 3:01 Fast dialog: 16:52 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! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse