Bert’s wife Stacey – the wonder woman who can do anything once she puts her mind to it – just can’t seem quit smoking – a habit that some say is even more addictive than heroin.
Update 4: Four Weeks Later….
After four weeks on Chantix, Stacey isn’t just smoke free…she’s actually repulsed by the smell of cigarette smoke!
Listeners called in with a variety of aids to help her quit smoking – everything from a non-smoking vapor from a local woman to a book called The Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr to a controversial new non-nicotine drug called Chantix were suggested.
Bert show listener Joe calls in with a couple of warnings about his wild experience with Chantix:
Stacey’s decided to give Chantix a try…if she can stop putting it off and eventually get around to picking it up.
Bert’s stuck – he really wants Stacey to quit smoking, and feels like he’s tried every trick in the book, all to no avail. Jenn, who used to be a smoker, talks about the her first 21 days of struggle (that’s how long it can take to fully break a habit), and how a combination of hypnosis at Pure Hypnosis…
and her husband’s “no tolerance” commentary drove her to finally be smoke-free.
Update 1 : Tuesday, February 1
While Bert was away in El Salvador, he was gearing himself up for a big talk with Stacey. Lo & behold, the first thing he sees when he returns home is her smoking. Preparing himself for battle, he lays down the law – he hates the second hand smoke, it’s harmful, and he needs Stacey to quit smoking.
Melissa wants to play devil’s advocate for a minute, though, and give smokers a chance to call up and defend themselves. Smokers get so much flack for smoking – what’s it like to be judged on a daily basis?
Update 2: The Big Day Is Near And Stacey’s Been Approved For Chantix!
Stacey promised to quit smoking the day after Bert’s Big Adventure, which is happening this weekend! She’ll be using the controversial drug Chantix to quit, and has finally been approved. We’re hearing mixed reviews from the Bert Show community – will it be a miracle drug for Stacey, or give her some crazy side effects?
Update 3: Stacey’s On Chantix…And Is Smoke-Free!
Stacey held her end of the bargain, stuck to her quit date, and has been smoke-free while on vacation – even when with friends who smoked. The Chantix is really helping her out, but Bert’s getting emails warning him that once she ups the dosage, people think it willstart have a negative effect on her behavior…