There are so many different kinds of Nicotine Products. If I don't want to smoke I can still use bidis, chew, cigars, dip, strips, orbs, lozenges, e-cigs, hookahs, kreteks, pipes, snuff, snus, ...well, you get the picture!
So what is your goal? Is it "harm reduction" or is it FREEDOM from Addiction?
For me nothing short of FREEDOM is good enough! Harm reduction is a flimsy argument. It goes like this - yes, you will be an Addict - probably for Life! And you can still get sick - with cancer, emphysema, etc... but your chances are better!
I deserve to live a Life Addiction FREE!
I'm done bargaining with my Addiction!
Nicotine is not an option! That's my ultimate goal! It doesn't mean I can't use NRTs with the limited and specific goal to reach an Addiction FREE Life but it's not the end goal! I don't want to chew nicotine gum or wear patches for the rest of my Life! I want FREEDOM!
It's worth it!
I'm worth it!