My Rien Pipe Quit Experience: Mai

My Rien Pipe Quit Experience: Mai

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Name: Mai
Smoker for: 20+ years

Week 1

I'll do my best with my goal to stop smoking!

As I've been a smoker for over 20 years, I have been thinking a lot about aging and health, and felt it would be good to give up smoking. That's when I encountered this product.

My cigs are 1mg. At the beginning, I felt that the taste might be thinner, but as I kept smoking, I got used to things and continued without any issues. I like how I could smoke as many cigarettes as usual, and just by continuing to switch to the next pipe in order each day was easy - I started thinking I might finally be able to give up smoking.

Rien Pipe quit smoking kit
Rien Pipe stop smoking box package
How does Rien Pipe connect to cigarette filter?

Week 2

Two weeks have gone by since I started "stopping smoking, while smoking" with Rien Pipe.

At the beginning, I wasn't fully accusutomed to smoking with the filter and the length of the cigarette + pipe took some getting used to as well, but I'd gradually become fine with both and with having to remember to attach a filter before smoking.

I don't feel that the number of cigarettes I smoke has changed much.

Each day before using the next pipe, I carefully wipe off the tar that's accumulated in the Rien Pipe, before handing it over to my husband, who's a day behind me. (We're reusing the pipes and quitting together.) Each time I see the tar, I think about how much has collected. It's kind of good incentive.

Until now, I hadn't been able to quit smoking, but when I read how Rien Pipe "reduces nicotine by 3% per day" and about the "3% cut is a value the brain doesn't distinguish", I thought about the power of the mind.

Also when I went to work, I sometimes realized I forgot to bring it with me, so there were several times I returned home, got the Rien Pipe, and continued on. During these times, I thought about what it means to "quit smoking" and about my drive to succeed.

I'm serious about quitting and so I'll keep focused on my goal.

how much tobacco tar collects in Rien Pipe cigarette filter?
How much tar nicotine is collected in cigarette?
What is in cigarette tobacco tar and what does tobacco tar look like?
Clean Rien Pipe

Week 3

Finally, it's the end of my 3rd week and soon my last week will start.

When I started out this week, I noticed that when I smoked, there wasn't a lot coming out of the pipe. So much so that I began wondering whether this thing was working, or whether I was still actually smoking, or what. Seemed I was lighting up without as much happening. I started thinking that maybe I was just wasting money on cigarettes if that was the case.

Also it seems that it takes me longer to smoke each cigarette, so I have been cutting down on how many I smoke each day.

I'd had a sore throat for such a long time (irritated and phlegmy) but was really happy when it started feeling a bit better.

I feel like until now, I'd been saying that quitting would have been impossible, but now maybe I can do it? (I'd tried giving it up so many times before. But this time, I didn't feel like I was punishing myself.)

So in the 4 days I have left, I want to spend my final week in the hope I can finally say goodbye to cigarettes.

Rien Pipe tobacco smoking filters in package
Rien Pipe tobacco quit smoking filters in foil package
Attaching Rien Pipe to cigarette

Week 4

So my 4 weeks of "stopping smoking, while smoking" with Rien Pipe are finally over and I'm done with Pipe #31.

Over the past few weeks, I was able to reach Pipe #31 without feeling any particular frustration. Perhaps that's what that 3%/day nicotine cut really amounts to.

And I'd decided I'm done with smoking. Before, I was a bit concerned about whether I would be able to quit, but it was easier than imagined.

A few days before I used Pipe #31, I noticed that the number of cigarettes I smoked per days had fallen considerably, so I decided not to buy another pack. It was kind of like the start to my non-smoking life.

And since I quit buying cigarettes, I decided I should also put away my ashtray.

When I woke up and after I had a meal - smoking was there and such a part of my life. Even now, sometimes I think, "Oh I just want one," but then I think that if I don't have a cigarette, I won't stress over things.

It's this feeling - this mantra - that I've gotten used to.

So all along, I have been using the Rien Pipe along with my husband. And we've successfully quit together. Become a non-smoking couple in just about a month.

Day one passed, which is often said to be toughest with withdrawal; then we survived days 3 and 7; and finally during week 3 I somehow felt we would be able to quit smoking and move forward in our lives.

Also, our home has started to smell less smokey, and I hope our clothes are as well.

Since I often smoke when I go drinking with others from the office, I purchased your "Mamori Pipe" product so I could keep Pipe #31 with me just in case.

I really appreciate my encounter with Rien Pipe and hope that others thinking about quitting smoking for their family's health can use the product. I definitely recommend Rien Pipe to others to enable a non-smoking life.

Keeping Rien Pipe for that just-in-case occasion if you fall off the wagon
Kazutomo Miyamoto

Kazutomo Miyamoto

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When I started smoking as a young guy, back in those days, smoking was something that people considered “cool”. But, these days, nobody thinks smoking is “cool”, right? So, I wanted to quit mainly because of my daughter, so that she would think that her Dad is cool.

At the beginning, when I started the Rien Pipe program, I didn’t feel anything weird – there wasn’t anything strange at all, no smells, no strange tastes in the pipes. Still, I knew the nicotine I was getting every day was going down by 3%, so I really felt motivated to continue. Actually, I stopped smoking at the 27th day of the program – after I started using pipe No. 27.

Maybe Rien Pipe was too easy for me, I was almost disappointed to see how easy it was to quit! After I started smoking using pipe No. 27, all of the sudden, I didn’t feel any pleasure, smoking just started bothering me.

So, ever since I quit, I don’t feel like smoking again. I just enjoy the way I am now – my appetite went back to normal, don’t need to go to the dentist once in a month to get my teeth cleaned, my breathing problems disappeared. I feel my body is cleaner and physically I feel much stronger. I don’t want to slip back to the state when I was getting poisoned by nicotine. Plus, I really enjoy the time I am spending with my daughter and wife – the time I was previously wasting on smoking.

Shingo Iwakami, M.D.

Shingo Iwakami, M.D.

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I am doctor and it is an embarrassing thing to say, I have a 18-year history of smoking. I actually quit only 2 years ago, after I read about Rien Pipe program and tried it myself.

I think this method is very unique as it doesn’t involve usage of any medication, nor any other chemical substances.

In our tobacco cessation program, we usually use the combination of nicotine patches, gums and medication. This standard method known as NRT (Nicotine Replacement Treatment) helps to suppresses the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that appear when somebody tries to quit smoking. However, the NRT method is not suitable for everyone, since some people with other health problems don’t react well to the medication or may develop other adverse reactions. It is not suitable for pregnant women either.

Based on my personal experience, I have started introducing Rien Pipe to my patients and also my colleagues as I believe this is a completely new approach to nicotine dependency treatment, promising great results. Not everybody has the strong willpower to stop; the psychological pressure a smoker feels is the most difficult part of the treatment. Rien Pipe is an alternative approach, but it gives a great chance to those, who, like me, have failed in their attempts to quit so many times. My belief is that Rien Pipe has a high potential to dramatically boost the success fullness of tobacco cessation treatment and as such, it should be introduced in more hospitals – in Japan and worldwide.

Kazuo Ito

Kazuo Ito

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I haven’t had a single cigarette since I quit smoking six months ago. I don’t feel as if I’m forcing myself; I just don’t think about smoking any more. My daughter in Tokyo first introduced me to Rien Pipe. Whenever she came to visit, she worried that my coughs were getting worse. Apparently, she had been thinking of different ways to get me to stop smoking.

I started using Rien Pipe 2 days after it was delivered to my home. I thought the cigarettes would taste different as I kept using the pipes, but nothing happened. I even called my daughter to complain, thinking there was something wrong with the pipes I was using. My daughter told me that the reason why Rien Pipe works is because you don’t feel any change, which lets you continue using it. It made a lot of sense, but felt really strange.

By the time I got to Pipe No. 20, smoking started to feel like a waste of time. Once I reached Pipe No.31, I quit smoking completely. Even my daughter couldn’t believe that I had managed to quit in one month. Both she and my wife were very happy about the change. My wife and I are living on pension payments, so our greatest fear is falling sick. When I was smoking, I had constant problems with my throat, and I was always afraid of getting some lung or throat disease.

Now that I’ve stopped smoking, everything tastes better, and I hardly have any bad coughs. I’ve started dieting recently, and I see a big change in my body.

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