You Will Survive Without Cigarettes!
Matthew Bucklin, creator of the popular, natural stop smoking aid Quit Tea joined the program. He is an expert in smoking cessation, and since 2009 he has helped hundreds of people finally quit through his writings, advice, and one-on-one contact with people trying to quit smoking.
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Matthew Bucklin is the creator of the popular, natural stop smoking aid Quit Tea. He is an expert in smoking cessation, and since 2009 he has helped hundreds of people finally quit smoking through his writings, advice, and one on one contact with people trying to quit smoking. In 2010 he conducted a successful, non-scientific trial of smokers using Quit Tea and other smoking cessation aids for the purpose of quitting smoking. He worked as a pharmaceuticals analyst for years, learning about drugs and the need for healthy and effective alternatives. He believes that drugs are the last option and that good health comes from a lifestyle change and sometimes a little help from natural remedies.
Transcript of Interview with Matthew Bucklin
Eric Michaels: So everyone knows they need to quit smoking. Is there anything you can tell people that will encourage everyone to finally quit?Matthew Bucklin: There are very few people that love to smoke. Most just continue smoking, even though they are fully aware of the damage they are doing to their health, because they are afraid to quit. They are afraid that they will not be able to function normally throughout the day without being able to rely on cigarettes. They are afraid that the stress will be too much, they won't have the energy, or they will be too nervous to interact with people without cigarettes. So I remind people that want to quit that they will be fine. Not only will they be fine but they will be better for quitting very soon. After you quit you will feel better, have more energy, sleep normally, not smell like cigarette smoke. Your skin will improve, so you will look better. And your lungs recover quickly after quitting. So not smoking will not kill you, but smoking might. The sooner you quit the better, and you will survive without cigarettes.
Eric Michaels: Most people try to quit over and over again and fail. Can you shed some light onto the reason for repeated failure?Matthew Bucklin: There are many reasons people fail to quit smoking. In the study we conducted we found that most people had try to quit 5 or 6 times prior to enrolling in our trial. The products people had used covered the entire spectrum of smoking cessation aids. That includes nicotine replacement therapies like the patch or gum, pharmaceutical products like Zyban or Chantix, cold turkey, and natural remedies like herbs or acupuncture and hypnosis. And the reason people fail varies slightly for each, like not appropriately using the nicotine replacement therapy. But the underlying cause every time is that people do not make a change to their lifestyle, and that makes it too easy for people to fall back into the same old routine that includes smoking. To really successfully quit, you have to make quitting part of a healthy lifestyle that includes avoiding people who smoke and smoke filled areas like bars, eating better, getting exercise, sleeping 8 hours a night, taking your vitamins, and so on. When you fully commit to living better, quitting smoking will seem easy.
Eric Michaels: The smoking cessation tool you created and sell is Quit Tea. Why does that work and how does it compare to other smoking cessation products?Matthew Bucklin: I came up with the idea for Quit Tea years ago after quitting myself. I had not smoked a lot, but I did a detox with herbs and spices, and months later I remember trying a cigarette and it tasted awful. I realized there might be a connection between losing my taste for cigarettes and this detox, so I researched the herbs and spices to see if there was anything to it. Well I realized that the spices I had used desensitized the taste receptors in my mouth. So when cigarette smoke passed over my tongue it was no longer pleasant, it actually just sort of burned. This realization inspired me to research all of the nicotine withdrawal side effects, and the corresponding herbs that would help you deal with these side effects. After research, experimentation, and testing, I came up with a formula that worked.
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