Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama Smokes: Should You? How to Quit!


You must admit, the guys at mad magazine certainly know how to get a point across. People were complaining that in truth Obama has big ears and could have been made to look more like Alfred E Newman. The picture depicts how the President may succumb to his admitted addiction of cancer sticks when the stress sets in. Which begs the question: should President Obama fall prey to lung cancer, are we ready to deal with the possibility of President Joe Biden? But I digress....Smoking is a real bad idea and certainly costs a small fortune to keep up the smelly addiction. The economy is forcing people to seriously consider giving it up once and for all. The question becomes what's the best way to toss out the black lung habit? There is of course the nicotine patch, nicotine gum (kosher?) hypnosis and going cold turkey. Lately there have been some interesting developments in the fight for quitting the tobacco devil: low level laser therapy , Electronic Cigarette and the pill although there is talk about the neuropsychiatric side effects. What quitting techniques have worked for you?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nicotine Anonymous is the Alcaholics Anonymous for smokers. I quit 5 years ago thanks to my NA meetings. I feel that it is my duty to let you know about this. It's the way to go. My life is 1000% better now. I was a slave, I am now free. Find a meeting and go.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Man...you have a thing for theatrics!!!

Batya said...

I'm no expert in smoking, but I thought the guy was a health nut, only eating egg whites. Maybe he wouldn't crave the nicotine if he ate the yolks.

Anonymous said...

"Man...you have a thing for theatrics!!!"
Spoken like a true smoker. Most smokers have no idea how woefully sad their lives are until they stop. Forget about the health risks, there's something even more important. There is not a single thing in your life that is not ruled by your cigarette. It tells you what to do, where to do it, where to go, when to go, who your friends are, where you daven, when you daven etc.... It's the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night. Most smokers will deny this, but it's very very true. You are a total slave, there is nothing in your life that matters more to you than your cigarette. Your Torah, your learning and your family all take back burner to the cigarette. Unfortunately, there is nothing theatrical about this.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Anon,

Thanks for the compliment! You make some fantastic points regarding the socials aspects of the habit etc. Just wanted to point out: I am not a smoker and never have been. As a professional singer/vocalist I was always afraid at how it could effect me professionally as well as my health. I have never smoked even socially at say a wedding for fear of getting hooked in any way.