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1,119 - Methods for Quitting Smoking

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

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