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I wrote a couple weeks ago about a cigarette that I recommended for those who can't quit but wanted something less damaging. This review is about the product that helped me quit for good. I've been smoke free longer than I have even been in 20 years and still have no desire to start again. Bravo Smokes Company makes a cigarette primarily from specially processed lettuce. While that sounds funny, the way they are manufactured allows them to surprisingly smoke similar to tobacco. The plan is you order a cartons worth, give or take, and smoke them instead of a tobacco cigarette. Since there is no tobacco, there is no nicotine, and your body weens off of it in around three days. I found them certainly not as pleasurable as my brand, but not distasteful enough that I couldn't smoke them instead. I gradually cut down per day with no discomfort once the nicotine addiction was gone and all I was doing was shaking the habitual phase. As recommended, I got down to 1-2 per day and quit altogether once I had a single pack left. They recommend that so you have theirs to fall back on in case you slip as opposed to buying your old brand and putting the nicotine back in your system.

Bottom line, After 20 years I quit, even hough I'm not sure my mind was as made up to as I thought it needed to be. They are about $5 a pack and I bought about $100 worth. I would have paid close to that to smoke my regular brand and now it turned out to be the last money I ever spent on them. If you're a smoker, visit bravosmokes.com when you are ready to quit. I would be lying if I said I thought from the beginning they would work, but they did for me. I especially waited to write this because around a month is when most people who quit start back up. I'm over two now, including a New Years that had all the scenarios that would crave a smoke, and still have no desire to re-start.
     
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shawnp80 on 01/09/2007:
Try the new medicine Chantix. You'll be smoke free in 2 weeks and you lose weight from it. Ask you doctor.
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
Thanks, slim..
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
Smoking lettuce seems a bit wacky, but whatever it takes to break the habit. A few grammatical errors, but overall not bad.
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
Dr. Andrew Strasser disagrees. His research at the University of Pennsylvania shows that smoking anything is unhealthy.

Andrew Strasser, Ph.D./University of Pennsylvania: "Nicotine drives the addiction. It's the other compounds that are causing the cancer, and the cardiovascular disease and that."

The American Lung Association also says swapping one form of cigarette for another isn't a sound way to stop smoking.

Rachelle Smith/American Lung Assoc.: "There are many other therapies out there that don't pose risks to your lungs."
heaven17 on 01/09/2007:
Congrats, slim! My mom has been trying to quit for ages and I'll suggest this to her.
Slimjim on 01/09/2007:
Disagrees with what pirate? For God sake get real, no one said anything about switching brands so someone could continue to smoke indefinitely or smoking was healthy. We are talking about people who KNOW they will buy a carton's worth of cigarettes and smoke them. Which is healthier, that being the last set of packs they ever smoke or continuing to buy carton after carton with no end in site?
Sparticus on 01/09/2007:
I don't think the point was about it being healthier, but more as a tool to help you kick the habit...(as Slim said above) since the lettuce version does not have the addictive nicotine. You definitely would not want to continue smoking them after you kicked your nicotine habit...
Slimjim on 01/09/2007:
That's exactly it Sparticus. After the first couple packs, the rest of it is just cutting down slowly to break the physical and psychological part of the habit.
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
As any good journalist would do, I wanted to present the "other side" of the story. I believe you presented this product as a miracle cure, which it clearly isn't. There are many other therapies out there for people that don't involve lighting up.
Slimjim on 01/09/2007:
Does it surprise anyone that pirate would rush to this thread and try to start discrediting it?
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
Slim, sorry, but don't confuse what you see as disparaging comments with facts that medical professionals have published. If the product worked for you, great! Tobacco is evil, if rabbit food helped you out for now, then I'm all for it.
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2007:
A "Very Helpful" review...can this be the reason, everone loves Slim?
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
Slim, good luck and thanks for your first hand knowledge of this product. We regulars here appreciate posts like these that are truly helpful and may at times incite a productive debate. Discussing the "pros and cons" of the thickness and durability of a brand of DENTAL FLOSS just doesn't "float my boat". Again, good job!
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
Slim, congratulations and keep writing useful reviews like this on. I also agree with zz and DB!
O! and I'm used to PWP trying to discredit things, anything he doesn't copy form somewhere else.
shawnp80 on 01/09/2007:
CHANTIX!!!
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
8 helpful votes
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
If you get hooked on lettuce cigarettes, you may have to start wearing the Cabbage Patch.
Slimjim on 01/09/2007:
That was good. Sheriff is one of those guys that can pull off being funny while keeping it clean. I usually take the R-rated route and just go to whatever "there" works. BTW, thanks for the comps gang.
Anonymous on 01/09/2007:
IMO, it's a lotta hype over a miracle fix-it that'll take willpower to overcome an addiction. Good luck.
tander on 01/09/2007:
I think it's great that Slim was able to quit using those cigarettes, but that takes a lot of willpower which a lot of people don't have when it comes to quitting smoking. I'm still for the patch, which I used and have been smoke free for 6 years.
SilverWngs71 on 01/10/2007:
Lol Sheriff.
I start the patch on the 29th Jan not Feb, the coaches that are given to everyone who joins the Free and Clear program will call us once a week to see how we are doing. If I brk out in hives again I am going to start Chantix. Less mg than Zyban however Chantix had a better quit rate than Zyban w/o the side effects that Zyban can give off. My hubby used Zyban and he was very depressed and the dr's had to take him off and try another med. Didn't work and we restarted smoking. This time we will quit. I want to save $188.65 a month to $2263.70 a year.
Dr. Torigian on 06/06/2011:
There is no qestion that BRAVOL can help tose who want to be helped. Unfortunatelyh, manyh people who say theywant to qit do not have a commitment to qit that is sufficiently committed to quit. Any beginner smoker will tell yoo that they didn't like the taste or sensation of smoking at first, it was their commitment to become a smoker that overcame their objections--of which there are many. Bravo has succeeded for many attemptors.
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