Smoker for: 20+ years
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.
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.
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.
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.