Tongariro I go…
Alpine Crossing here we come!!
It is one of the best hikes in NZ and people come from round the world to do it.
And and and, it’s a mere 30 minutes from here… Continue reading
What can I say??? I think the heat is going to drive me mad….
You can’t think, you can’t read, you can’t eat, you just need to lie on cold surfaces!!
You can lie on the couch though according to Hubby, watch cricket and drink Jim beam!! Continue reading
hi there!! Hope you all had a great SMOKE FREE day..
Tomorrow is……..FRIDAY!!! Yay.Hope you have good things planned!! Lots of bread to make for me and a long long run, this weekend 🙂
So today’s smoking stories are:
Yay!! it’s almost friday 🙂
Just kidding but the monday working day is done:)
So one step closer to the weekend.I
Interesting lot of stories today , especially in NZ.
SMOKING USED TO BE SEEN AS FRESH AND COOL (NZ) :
STOP DUTY FREE CIGARETTES (NZ):
SMOKING FATHERS PASS ON DAMAGED GENES TO KIDS:
BANGKOK ‘SMOKING KID’ LIGHTS UP INTERNET WITH MESSAGE:
Have a great day!!
Stay strong and smoke free!!
Today’s round up of interesting news.
Funding for research on Maori news and smoking:
Anti smoking mobile clinic:
Big Tobacco campaign push:
Cannabis more dangerous than tobacco:
Stay strong and SMOKE FREE!!
Ok, so today Champix:
As you know, not a big fan of the pills but whatever gets you to stop is good with me:)
Once again , I would like personal opinions on how it works for you , that would be great!!
CHAMPIX® is designed to help reduce the impact of nicotine during the quitting process. CHAMPIX® works in two ways; it can reduce cravings and block the effect of nicotine at the same time so if you do smoke, you might not get the usual feelings of reward, so it might be easier to resist.
As with Zyban, I am not going to get into details too much as I don’t want to get my arse sued if I make an error writing what to and not to do if someone takes what I write over a doctors instruction. Look at the 2 links above that will allow you to digest the official information, then look at the views below> I can’t give an opinion on Champix from personal experience but I do want to say just from what I have read…………NOPE!! But if you think it will work for you and most of us are sensible people and weigh up the pro’s and cons, then do it. I know the desperation of not being able to stop and if you think it will help, you try it. As I said, its YOUR way and as long as it’s not dangerous.
One thing that did concern me was the fact it increases depression risk and when you stop smoking for many people you enter a state of depression, usually mild because you lose what was a BIG BIG BIG factor in your life, so to take a pill that may help you stop smoking BUT increase that risk of depression, especially if you are already depressed, sorry but I have to say don’t like it 😦
Once again it is you weighing up your odds but for me, having experience with depression, It is a big no-no because I have an increased risk already and to possibly increase it further, for me , would be very stupid.
Look at the link below to www.quit.org.nz and look at the stories/opinions.
Kiwi Champix users warned of depression risk:
Safety of stop smoking drug questioned:
Interesting articles regarding Champix:
Hope you are all having a GREAT SMOKE FREE day!!
Tomorrow it is Queens birthday here in the Land of the Long White Cloud (err not from smoking ) so it’s a holiday, gotta be good!! Mmmmm so what will happen when we are no longer the Land of the long white cloud and no one smokes? Something to ponder….
So today’s news!!
All you sports fans:
Fines for smokers in parks in Ajman:
Interesting Editorial :
Old but interesting. Banning kids sweets that look like SMOKES. Are we getting extreme? I loved these as a kid! And remember chocolate smokes?
Have a good one!!
Stay Strong and smoke-free.