Go Cold Turkey Campaign
The Cold Turkey Campaign is inspired by an annual campaign at Harvard between undergraduates, faculty, and grad schools to get people to get rid of any food they have in their fridge before thanksgiving break and unplug their fridge to save energy.
According to the fire safety instructions for November Break, if students leave campus for the break they are required to unplug all appliances in their rooms.
"Disconnect all appliances including alarm clocks. NOTHING should be left in electrical outlets. Failure to do so will result in a fire safety violation."
I started smoking when I was 9 years old, picking half-smoked butts off the street. I quit one day at the age of 23. I simply threw the half pack of cigarettes into the trash and never had another one since.
Now that's cold turkey!
It turns out that cold turkey, which is definitely one of those "lifestyle changes" that PhRMA recommends DTC advertisers talk about in their ads, may be a better way to quit smoking in the long run than nicotine patches, gum, and anti-smoking drugs marketed by the pharmaceutical industry. So says, anyway, an article in today's Wall Street Journal.
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No. 2: Don't Go Cold TurkeyIt may be tempting to toss your cigarettes and declare you've quit, plain and simple. But going cold turkey isn't easy to do. Ninety-five percent of people who try to stop smoking without therapy or medication end up relapsing. The reason is that nicotine is addictive. The brain becomes used to having nicotine and craves it. In its absence, the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal occur. http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-13-best-quit-smoking-tips-ever