Going High-Tech to Stop a Bad Habit

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

Smoking can be an expensive habit, one which some quitters say is nearly impossible to break, but as the price in cigarettes rise, are more people trying to stop lighting up?
This is day three in her effort to nix the cigarette for Sharon Horton, and so far, no infamous outbursts.
"I'm not evil," she says, "I haven't had that mean fit where i want to smoke a cigarette."
She says it hasn't been a perfect transition to stop her 11-year habit, but she wants to save her health and her wealth.
Now Horton visits the D.C. Stop Smoking Center.
Dan McGhee from the Center says nearly everyone who comes into his office quits for financial reasons.
He says the health defects cigarettes can cause doesn't deter many smokers from stopping, it's the cost.
"Everybody known for years how bad it is for you," he says,"But because it's so addictive, people don't care."
The center has a unique process to break a smoker's habit called auriculotherapy.
The procedure uses a small electrical wands on the ears, which calms the nerve endings associated with smoking.
The Center says they're procedure works wonderfully, with anyone who comes in.
If you want to quit smoking and do a session of auriculotherapy check out the D.C. Stop Smoking Center's website by clicking on the link below.


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