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Better Quit®: "A Smoker's Friend"
Research indicates that most people
cannot stop smoking permanently without some physical and/or
psychological assistance. Many people want and need something tangible
to help them through the transition period when it is so difficult
to break the habits associated with smoking. Better Quit® provides
much needed support, giving the smoker a chance to withdraw from
nicotine before breaking behavioral habits, such as handling a
cigarette, placing it in the mouth, and inhaling. For many
people, these habits are so hard to break that they return to
smoking even after they are free of their physical addiction to
The key element of Better Quit® is
the natural lift that people experience when they take in the deep
relaxing draw of fresh air that is inhaled through the device.
The exaggerated inhale is satisfying and provides immediate relief
from tension. Many health organizations, including the
National Cancer Institute, the American Lung Association, and the
American Heart Association have long recognized the benefits of deep
breathing and oral substitutes in attempts to stop smoking.
Better Quit® offers both of these important features along with high
quality, low cost, ease of access, and safety.
Research done and presented by Dr.
Eric Westman, Medical Director for the Nicotine Research Lab at
Durham VA Hospital, Dr. Jed Rose, nicotine patch inventor, and Dr.
Robert Shipley, Director of Duke Medical Center's Stop Smoking Program
showed that deep breathing reduces the urge to smoke.
The unique adjustable air intake of
Better Quit® allows people to vary airflow amounts according to
individual preferences. It can be activated by simply sliding
the filter in or out. Better Quit® is made from all FDA
approved materials. It looks and feels like a real cigarette. The filter
provides a somewhat soft, comfortable biting surface.
Air flows through the adjustable
side draft filter-regulator rather than through the white base of
the device. This is an innovative safety feature that assures
no toxic substances or flames can flow through the base if
unintentionally lit. This feature gives Better Quit® the
ultimate design for safety.
Better Quit® comes in an
attractive, pocket-clip carrying tube, which is used to keep it clean,
handy, and reusable.
Through the years, Health Solutions,
Inc. marketed Better Quit® through a variety of avenues that
included Dr. Shipley's QuitSmart® Kit, Roswell Park Cancer Institute's
Smoking Control Program, and the New York State Quit Program to name
Dr. Robert Shipley, Director of the
Duke Stop Smoking Program, has included one Better Quit® in his
QuitSmart® Kit for over twelve years. He markets the kit to
hospitals, clinics and corporations. Dr. K. Michael Cummings,
PH.D., MPH, Director of the Smoking Control Program at Roswell Park
Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York has offered Better Quit® in his
smoking control clinics along with the nicotine patch. He
stated that 90% of the smokers have been helped by
Health concerns and new
restrictions are creating a growth market for Better Quit®. We believe Better Quit® gives
smokers a realistic, tangible cigarette substitute to keep them
from reaching for a cigarette when they are trying not to smoke.
As Dr. Shipley indicates, Better Quit® fills an important need for
a period of time. Then, the need for Better Quit® gradually
and naturally extinguishes over time. Thus, Better Quit® helps
prevent relapses to the smoking habit.