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Forgive me, but after hearing you confirm on September 23, that " I chew Nicorette gum ," after hearing NRT use reports year after year after yearI've bitten my lip long enough. As commander in chief in the war to help save the nearly 2 million American smokers gassed to death by their dependency since you took office, I'm certain you'd agree, at a minimum we owe smokers the truth.
As a recovered nicotine addict and pro bono director of WhyQuit sincea free nicotine dependency recovery site that annually receives 2.
President, as all real-world studies confirmfor a host of reasons including study blinding integrity concerns so horrific that the industry resorted to use of active placebo patches and gums containing small amounts of nicotine for at least 14 years - see footnote 2replacement nicotine's clinical efficacy failed to transfer into population level effectiveness.
Instead of simply admitting NRT's failure and changing course, the U. Having law degrees, I suspect we'll both be able to recite all nine elements of fraud until our dying breath. But will we know it when we see it? And will we appreciate the falsehood's consequences?
More to the point, is it reasonable to expect a person consumed by and living the following HHS falsehoods to simultaneously protect our nation's Fewer than 5 percent of smokers can quit this way.
According to a July 31 Gallup Polljust 1 percent. President Obama, the tail is wagging the dog. Contrary to decades of HHS cold turkey bashing, more Americans are quitting cold turkey than by all other means combined.
When comparing cold turkey to gradual weaning schemes, weaning is substantially less effective. But it worked for you, right? As you know, getting hooked on the cure was not an approved use, at least not until April 1,roughly a month after a senior vice president of the firm having exclusive Nicorette consultancy responsibility was appointed director of the FDA's new tobacco office.
President, I beg you to dig deep and despite your dependence, to try to be objective. Why would HHS hide the results of the only population level cessation method data review it has ever conducted, the NCI Hartman study?
Why no follow-up study? Because the findings on pages 35 and 36 are in total conflict with the lie that NRT doubles "your" chances. Because combining those findings with the findings on page 34 conflicts with the HHS falsehood that cold turkey works for "some smokers Whether a heavy or a light smoker, population level effectiveness reviews such as the Pierce ARPH study scream that the feeding of replacement nicotine to nicotine addicts is totally ineffective and costing lives.
President, although mine is currently under arrest, you and I have brain wanting disorders. Dopamine pathways permanently compromised by nicotine have assigned nicotine use the same priority as they assign to eating food. It's the same dopamine pathway wanting, urges and craves felt by the alcoholic, and the heroin, cocaine and meth addict.
We can be embarrassed about our illness, and devote the rest of our lives to trying to hide, minimize or lie about it, or we can become its master and teach others to do the same. As leader of the free world, aren't you entitled to a pass?
Not when every year nicotine addiction is the proximate cause of smoke's "but for" cause in fact killing of more thanAmericans. Not after taking two oaths to protect and defend them.
Not while your subordinates behave as though your Nicorette captivity is a desired solution, as though employees for GlaxoSmithKline and Pifzer. President, at this moment, at most, you stand 72 hours away from inhabiting a nicotine-free body and mind, and moving beyond peak withdrawal.
Aren't you the slightest bit curious as to what it feels like to go the distance and again experience days, weeks and then months without once wanting to use?
But we cannot quit for othersincluding the First Lady. As you know, attempting to do so creates a natural sense of self deprivation that leads to nicotine relapse. As a nicotine dependent President, you were handed a golden opportunity to study, learn, discover, master, teach and share, to improve the health and lives of millions.
My two daughters think no less of dad because of his honesty in admitting his drug addiction. If anything, it's been protective. And while entirely normal to think that nicotine is the President's stress-buster, that it helps him cope, nothing could be further from the truth.
Just one lesson among hundredsstress and alcohol increase urine acidification. The more acidic the user's urine, the quicker their kidneys eliminate the alkaloid nicotine from their bloodstream.
President, think back to when you used to change your own flat tires.At Sober Living by the Sea we teach families that the insanity of the alcoholic or drug addict is not the crazy things they do when they are drunk or high, the insanity of the alcoholic or the drug addict is doing the same thing over and over again – and expecting a different result.
If one of your friends is in a rehabilitation program getting treatment for drug addiction, you probably want to help but don't know how.
If the facility is far away or doesn't allow visitors, write a letter expressing your concern and support. A letter to President Obama, an addicted Nicorette nicotine gum users, encouraging him to investigate U.S.
Want to write for the Covenant Eyes blog? Submit a draft of your work to grupobittia.com're looking for engaging authors who want to share some of their personal wisdom with our readers. Serapio March 4, Lisa the letter that was sent does exactly what you state the Secretary of Education needs to know. The real travesty of your response is that you aren’t able to even acknowledge what you said in your own words. In the next part of the letter, you will repeat your love and concern, and then ask the addict to accept help for the illness. You may be quite specific about this, and may even name the treatment center that you want them to enter.
nicotine smoking cessation policy and the lies government health officals are telling to smokers about how to quit smoking. The purpose of partners of sex addicts impact letter to the addict is to share the pain and wounding caused by the addict's sexual behavior. Our counselors specialize in helping spouses write impact letters and support in sharing this letter to the sex addict.
Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, – May 2, ) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from until his death in Beginning in , McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in the United States in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion.
Letter From an Addict. An addict is very unlikely to discuss his drug problem with the family. Fear, shame and or denial are bound to make him keep this problem a secret.