Can you get addicted to black and milds?

Yes. You can get to Black and Milds. Actually, the nicotine naturally found in tobacco is addictive. Learn more about how nicotine effects can lead to addiction here.

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Yes. You can get addicted to the nicotine found in Black and Milds. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, is the primary reason that tobacco products like Black and Mild are addictive.

But aren’t Black and Milds safer than other types of cigars? How does tobacco and nicotine affect you while smoking cigars? And is smoking cigars addictive?  We explore these questions here and invite you to ask your questions at the end.

Are Black and Milds safer than other cigars?

Sorry. No they are not safer. Black and Milds are a type of cigar called a “cigarillos”, which are typically smaller than regular cigar in terms of diameter and length. Black and Milds are a little bigger than little cigars and cigarettes and contain about 3 grams of tobacco each. But even though Black and Milds are smaller, they are just as harmful to you.

Black and Milds deliver a wide range of chemicals which can modify behavior. Each Black and Mild you smoke contains cancerous chemicals, plus carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, ammonia, cadmium and nicotine. Even if the smoke is not inhaled, high levels of psychoactive chemicals like nicotine can still be absorbed into the body. And although nicotine is absorbed through the mucosal membranes in the lining of the mouth (or in accidental lung inhalation) and reaches peak blood levels and the brain more slowly, its effects are intoxicating. And it’s the nicotine (and possible other chemicals in tobacco) that can get you addicted.

Black and Milds: What causes the “kick”?

Immediately after exposure to nicotine, you experience a “kick” to your system. This kick is caused because nicotine stimulates the adrenal glands, causing a discharge of epinephrine (adrenaline). The rush of adrenaline stimulates the body and causes an increase in blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate which can be measured. And if you love this effect and smoke Black and Milds to get it, you are at risk of becoming addicted..

How do you get addicted to Black and Milds?

Addiction is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and abuse, even in the face of negative health consequences. Nicotine addiction occurs after chronic smoking or dosing over an extended period of time. If you smoke enough Black and Milds over enough time, you will NEED the nicotine in the cigar in order to function and prevent withdrawal.

Just know that nicotine is the primary reason that tobacco products like Black and Mild are addictive. Nicotine is available in high enough quantities in cigarellos like Black and Mild to trigger physical dependence. But in addition, a psychological element of addiction (craving) is also present. It’s this compulsive nature of addiction, and the inability to withstand cravings which makes addiction so difficult to overcome.

Additionally, the acute effects of nicotine wear off quickly, as do the associated feelings of reward. The “kick” effect of nicotine drive a smoker to continue dosing to maintain the drug’s pleasurable effects and prevent withdrawal. And although nicotine withdrawal time is different for every smoker, most symptoms will ease after the first few days and then be gone 2 weeks after you stop smoking. But nicotine addiction is not an easy habit to break. And you are not alone.

Do you need help for Black and Mild use?

If you think that you are smoking too many Black and Milds, you probably are. If you are asking yourself, “Why can’t I stop smoking?”  maybe it’s time to take a closer look. Please leave us a message below or send us an email and let us know how we can help you. If you’re looking for treatment, there are a number of options available to you. We can help you research local resources and get you connected to addiction professionals who can help. Just let us know!

Reference sources: NIDA Research Report Series on Tobacco Addiction
National Cancer Institute Cigar Smoking topic
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. I started smoking them a year ago. After being 5yrs smoke free. At first it was just a “FUN” thing but thing I found it clams me down. I have every bad depression and anxiety and the black and milds help me stay clam. Now I don’t know how to stop, and can go though a pack a day. Please help I don’t know how to stop.

  2. I really need help, I’ve been smoking them for years and I know it’s not healthy but I don’t know how to stop. Please help

  3. I want to stop smoking black and mild and I need the help. Please help I’m about to be 29 and I don’t want to still be smoking them by the time im 30.

  4. Please help me stop smoking… I have a quit date scheduled for Jan 7th 2019 and would need all the help I can get. I smoke roughly 4 blacks a day since 2011

  5. I’ve been smoking black n milds since 2011, it’s so hard to break I literally can say I smoke 3-4 blacks a day. This is truly a addiction. I stopped and cold turkey for six months and the first month not even that 2 weeks my body felt strange. Like it was telling me that it was missing something. I just had a son and it’s so hard because I promised the love of my life, I would stop just when I do I get aggravated, my patience get low, and it’s crazy. People I know say I couldn’t but it’s like a feeling, the head rush, everything I wanna b alive for my best friend and my son. I NEED HELP!!!!

  6. i usually smoke blacks about one or two every day, or every other day but i feel like i could get addicted? when i smoke all my weed and want to smoke something i crave a black, is that normal? should i stop smoking blacks now before it gets out of hand?

  7. Hello I’m 17 , I am highly addictive to blacks , I want to stop and I need to stop but it’s hard! It helps me calm down and function but I know those are excuses I feed myself to not stop !!

  8. I’ve been smoking black and milds because I can’t smoke week due to drug testing for my job. About five or 6 come in the box and I’ve gone through two boxes in a week. Now I bought two cases online. I want to stop. I know its not good for me but it helps so much for my depression and it calms me down every time I take a puff.

  9. Well at first I was just smoking because I liked to see the smoke, but then it got hectic. I started smoking Middletons everyday, and I’m trying to stop like I literally spent 400 something dollars this month on them. I need advise!

  10. Hello I recently just started smoking weed and black and mile with my boyfriend…. how ever I noticed when I do smoke black and mile I feel relaxed. for a person that never smoked before but is now doing this with my boyfriend everyday for almost a good month I think it’s not good for my appearance I really wanna stop before it’s too late kinda feel like it’s peer pressure …. what should I do I really don’t want to smoke at all…. I love the way I look I feel it will change the my appearance and my good thinking habbits…. I’m starting to feel not confident in myself please help… I use to be a really strong person to tell people from the jump hey I don’t smoke but now it’s difference…

  11. I need help to quit smoking black and milds I have 2 kids and I really want to be here for them and I’m so scared that if I keep smoking I won’t

  12. I have been smoking black and milds for a while I really want to quit and sometimes find myself really not wanting to smoke but still do out of habit. If there is any type of program or medication I speak to my doctor about that would be really helpful.

    Thank you

  13. yes, when i was young i always taught that black and milds were safer, it is only a couple years that i have found out that it is not. i know i am addicited to blacks, what do i do? i am afraid of the withdrawl symtoms, i also smoke like five blacks a day due to my mental illness. i think am hooked.

  14. Hi I need help I smoke a 5 pack of black and milds every day I can smoke 25 a day and still want More I need help to stop I been smoking them since I was 16 and I tried to stop but it’s hard is there a way to quit

  15. I am VERY addicted to Black and Milds and my friends are threatening to stop fucking with me if I don’t quit FAST! Please help because I don’t want to lose the people close to me over some fuking black and milds. I stay In MS so i don’t know if yal have treatment close to me or not. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help! Blacks have ruined my life and my friendship with long life friends. My friend said that if i light one more goddam black in his house, I will be beaten severely. Im scared! Help Me

  16. Yes, I’m one of those people who ask myself that’s “Why I can’t STOP SMOKING”. YES, I would like something to help me stop smoking black and mild.

  17. I want to quit smoking black and milds how can I start? I have 2 beautiful baby girl’s that I want to quit n show them I can do it but if I go a Day with out one I have a attitude n get very upset I want to quit for my kids n my health please help me quit. I quit smoking cigarettes it’s been almost 10 months n now I been smoking black and milds for almost 4 months and want to quit fast

  18. I was recently shot and was smoking blacks before I got shot but after I got shot my lungs collasped and when I was released from the hospital I picked right back up smoking now it’s rendering my gunshot recovery I can’t stop smoking them I need HELP I DONT HAVE THE MONEY FOR PATCHES BECAUSE MY INJURY PROHIBITS MY HEALING PROCESS

  19. I smoke black & milds everyday & I’m only 17. I really need to quit but I don’t think I’m strong enough. I have a very addictive personality and I don’t know what to do. I really need to stop. Also when I don’t have a black & mild I want a cig and that’s really bad. Black & milds got me smoking cigs everyday too. I really really don’t want wrinkles when I’m older or any of the other effects it can do to you but it’s hard to stop

  20. I want to stop being smoke I ng them off and on four 4monts stopped be for now it seems harder to stop I need help in usually smoke them when I am stressed only one not a pack need help

  21. First i was smoking cigarette then moved to blacks i really need help to stop smoking black n milds i been smoking like 10 years now.I keep getting bronchitis..somebody help please.

    1. Hi Sharite. You may call the helpnumber you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

  22. I feel its the mental aspect that I’m addicted to. But for some reason I’m always wanting to some. The simplementation answer is to just stop buying them tho. Right?

  23. Unfortunately I am only 17 and I have only been smoking black and milds for about 5 months. I was out with my friends and one friend said you should try these and I have been smoking them ever since. I want to stop now it’s better to stop sooner than later. I don’t want anyone to know, especially my mom she would be very upset about my addiction. Can yoi please help me I want to stop. I also work in a kitchen where everyone smokes cigarettes and when I hear them say “I’m going to go smoke” it urges me to smoke. Can you please help and thank you

  24. I’m addicted to black and milds. It has caused me a huge change in mental health. In addition i struggle with depression. I think black and milds are a huge cause for my depression. I want help.

  25. Hi,
    I have been smoking black and milds on and off for the last 10 years, I started in college with just one or two here and there. I now have a 1 year old and am married. For a long time I could control how much I smoked, didnt have cravings, but now I cant go without them. I smoke sometimes 3-4 a day, and even worse I inhale when I smoke them. I want so badly to quit and dont know how to start from where I am. I feel tired and lethargic, it affects my moods and my family. I only ever smoke after work, never before or during. I can tie the smoking directly to certain habits. Driving home from work, working in my shop, and as terrible as it sounds, before and after I go to the gym. I have tied smoking to two of my favorite hobbies, I dont want to give them up to avoid the temptation. What do I do? Is it okay to use a nicotine patch when quitting black n milds?

  26. I need help to stop smoking black and milds asap! I smoke about a pack a day, and I’ve been smoking for about 7yrs….please help.

  27. I have been addicted to black and milds for 4 months, smoking 2 cigars a day. I barely eat and am worried about my heath. Please help. I also suffer from BPD.

  28. I’ve been smoking for 20plus years an im only 32,I recently stopped cold turkey but my mind lost it an so I tried black n molds to help an I think I’m making it worse,I don’t know what to do I’m scared I’m gonna start smoking cigarettes again, my mood is all over the place I need help please.thank you

  29. Hi,

    So I just recently moved to Chicago for work and I am learning that I am spending more time smoking or thinking about black and milds than anything else (sounds weird as I type, but true) and I often say to myself that it’s okay and that this can ease the tension. Since I moved, I don’t have any family out here and very limited amount of “associates” so I kind of use a the blacks as a way to get from the things that are missing. I’m hoping meet someone that can actually hold me more accountable, and help me better pursue this change I need.

  30. Hi. This page sort of helps me out but i need more help. My gf smokes blacks everyday. Its in her head that she at least has to have 2 a day. I have really bad allergies and the smoke really mess with me because it cause me to have headaches everyday. Ive been trying to get her to stop because she’s too young to be addicted to them already. Ive been dealing with it because i love her and i really care about her but she seems to get irritated with me when i bring it up sometimes. What can i do to help her?

  31. I smoke black and mild on the weekends mostly when I’m having a drink with my friends. I want to know how to stop. Can you assist me in this area?

  32. I’ve used black and mild for about 4 years, recently Ive found that iM Smoking more and more and cant stop. I’m using the nicotine patch and I’m still having very string cravings.

  33. I’ve been smoking for about eight years now and I would love to stop but it’s very hard please help me with info in my area North Carolina. Why do they give you a headache when you cut back on uses been trying to quit on my own my last a week then I start back. Help

  34. I want to stop smoking wine black miles so if I get a vuse slow electronic cigarette will that help me which one should I get I smoke like 3-4 packs a day

  35. I smoke about a pack of black and milds a day, haven’t had any negative results til now I’m having some trouble breathing and also lots of problems with mucus and phlem in my nose and lungs

  36. I currently smoke at least 6 blacks a day and know this is not good. I want to stop but believe I may have a hard time. It has been 10 years smoking them but I want and need to quit them. Chewing gum helps but I have anxiety and my nerves get bad at times…

  37. My dad smokes these every single day and its starting to become more and more. The first time he would just buy one now he is buying the pack. He told me and my sister and his wife that he would stop, but that hasn’t happened no time soon. He even bought the gum to help you to stop smoking that didn’t work at all. If he keeps smoking these what will be the outcome of it?

  38. Hey, I stop by on your website from Google, I’ve research if black n milds were just like smoking any other cigar. That’s because I have a pack of blue games sitting on my dresser and I don’t have any black n mild to smoke, & I want to smoke some sort of thing. I’ve never really smoke any random cigar that doesn’t have a filter and my brother always tell me it’s worse than anything. But stopping here really made me want to open up to you because of the information that was given on your website. My problem I think I have is not really with being addicted to black n milds. And here’s why! The only reason I find myself smoking black n milds or cigarette is when I don’t have any marijuana. “That’s THE BIG ADDICTION I HAVE”. I spend mostly my whole pay check on marijuana and this addiction is really making my savings flop. I tell myself I’m going to save this amount of money, next minute later it’s gone! I don’t want this drug to lead me to being addicted to tobacco as well. It’s like when I don’t have it, I need something else to smoke. Please help me!!!!!!!

  39. hi there first off, I’m not an avid smoker. never touched a cigarette or B&M before in my life. i wanted to ask this because i wanted to try a B&M out of curiosity and i don’t have an addictive personality. but my question is, will i get cancer and get addicted from trying a B&M just once?

  40. Hi Daisy. Honesty is always so important when dealing with psychological or physical dependence! Thanks for being so honest. 😉

    You might want to consult with a tobacco specialist store about your options. While smoking is really the WORST thing that you can do for your body, there may be less harmful options that taste just as good. If you’re unable to quit now, lowering harm and minimizing risk is better than nothing!

  41. I admit I smoke blacks and maybe it is a problem. But my problem is I don’t want to smoke blacks I want to find a cigarette that taste like a black and mild wine. I smoke and 3 full black and mild a day and I think going to cigarettes isn’t better but would be better than what I’m doing

  42. I have been smoking B&Ms for about 12 years. I am only 27. I am a stay at home mom who does not get a break. I get stressed and the first thing I do is smoke til I calm down. That is usually after smoking one in one sitting. I smoke about 2 a day every day. I really want to quit and start a healthy journey. I just can stop. 🙁 HELP ME!!

  43. I am 28 years old, I smoked for 3 months when I was 19. I smoke menthol. Everyone said I would be addicted, but the day I decided I didn’t want to smoke them anymore I didn’t and I haven’t. I do not drink I do not smoke I do not do drugs. However going through the line at Walmart last night I have the overwhelming urge to buy a black and mild. I love how they smell like vanilla. Let me also add I’m not around anyone who smokes or drinks or does drugs. Anyways so I get home get my daughter in bed and I make sure she’s asleep and then I go on my porch and I smoke my black and mild with my husband. We both felt the way people describe they feel when they’re high. This made sex great (I am normally Asexual, I don’t need or want sex) I slept so sound for the first time in years, I did not have dreams that I remember and I WAS not irritable the next morning. It is 8am and I am still relaxed and could sleep and I am in bed as I type. This feeling is better than my depression medication and all I can think about is smoking the other black and mild I have and feeling good again. What is wrong with me? Why did I feel high? Why am I so relaxed and not irritable after smoking half a black and mild?

  44. Hi I need help I Smoke 5 Black&milds a day i tell myself im gonna quit I just end up at the store anyway..It Has Got to A point To were My Throat hurt hard to swallow my food,headaches,my back hurts idk what To Do…

  45. im 16 but I been smoking blacks almost everyday bout 3 a day . im also been having headache and hungry more and etc. do I need help ?

  46. I smoke black & mild cigars and I’ve been wanting to stop. Having a difficult time with the process. Can you suggest any information to help with this???

  47. I Started Smoking black and milds for about 3 Months And I Am Very Addicted , I Now Smoke 3 Blacks Or More A Day. I Want to quit Because i see that it’s very unhealthy But It’s So hard. im at this point where when i don’t smoke I Get frustrated and I can’t Think properly. I Smoke Because i like the high affect that it gives me because i can’t smoke weed im highly allergic. Please help I want to quit i dont want to live this life of smoking blacks.

  48. I smoke 1-2 black and milds a day and am currently training for a marathon. I NEED HELP!! But I don’t know what type of nicotine product (Nicorette) to use and what dosage because only cigarette consumption is advertised on these products, but not black and milds. PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    1. Hi Jonan. You can consult your doctor and get advised on how to use and which products to use to help you withdraw and continue training. This way you will be prepared for the withdrawal period and know what to expect.

  49. hello I recently started smoking black and mild wine cigars at first I disnt like them but then I became use to the smell and taste I also inhale which I know is bad but I do feel like I need that cigar maybe it’s because I use to be a smoker. I’m really upset at myself because I went for so many years and now I started smoking cigars and occasionally I have a cigarette. I hate this and I really want to stop smoking forever.

  50. I smoke 1-2 packs/day and I really want to stop smoking. Would love some information about resources and resolutions.

    1. Hi Shawn. I recommend you call the helpline number you can see on our page. You can talk to treatment professionals who can help you find the best treatment option that fits your needs.

  51. I have a blood test two weeks from this date sending this email and I stopped smoking Black and Mild today. I want to know if the nicotine will show in my blood test. I have smoked Black and Mild for two months and before that I had not smoked for many years.

  52. My fiancé smokes black and milds almost twice a day, probably more. I’m looking for ways to help him stop smoking. We live in Los angeles. Please send any information or advice along as it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  53. I need help quitting black n milds. Pls help..ive gotten down to one a day or every other day. Its the cravings that are hard.

  54. Hello Sarah. I think that the best thing that you can do is to talk to someone on the phone. There are free hotlines that you can call 24 hours a day about nicotine addiction. Nicotine-Free Mountain Empire: 423-224-2356 Free Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quit Line: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) American Cancer Society & American Legacy Foundation’s Great Start Quit Line: 1-866-66-START (1-866-667-8278)

    These would be a good place to start. If you want more ideas, let us know!

  55. Just recently I’ve started smoking black and milds but I feel my body craving it and it’s so hard to fight. Example I bought a pack of them smoked one and felt bad and threw it in the woods the next day I couldn’t fight the erg so I went to go get them please help me before this habit becomes any worse..

  56. Oh wow I need help to stopping black and milds. I have 20 yrs from drugs this should be easy, but not. HELP PLEASE.

  57. I seriously need some help. I started smoking black n milds my freshman year of college. At one point I was able to quit for a few months and then I started the habit again. When I had my daughter I quit smoking while I was pregnant, then for the next 11 months while I nursed, but then I started again. I recently (like 2 days ago) made the decision to stop FOR GOOD!! I haven’t smoked in these two days and I’m used to smoking 2 sometimes 3 a day, thus, my cravings are OUT OF CONTROL!!! I can’t even focus on work because I keep thinking maybe I should have tried to wean myself off instead of going cold turkey!!

  58. I have been under sooo much stress in my marriage and trying to be successful as a returning college student as an older adult. Black and Milds seems to do the trick when I’m down stressed. I have only been smoking them for over a month but have noticed my extreme desire for them. Its only been a short time and its doing this to me. I think I should be scared. I am really feening this product.

  59. Hi

    I’m Lisa. I started smoking black and milds my freshmen year in college. Just started smoking it because it felt like a stress reliever because I’m going to school for nursing and it is very stressful. I’ve been smoking for about 4 years now. I tried to quit but it’s really hard. I’ll smoke one a day, not a pack, just a single. The most is two. Just want to know how can I stop?!

  60. Hi Tiffany. Sometimes you need a support group, or a guide through the process. Have you considered seeking help at your doctor’s office or through a psychologist? You can address the REASONS you smoke via psychotherapy and then learn new ways to cope via behavioral therapy. Find a counselor near you using this tool:

  61. Hello I’m 25.
    I’ve been smoking black and milds for two years.
    The most I’ve smoked in a day is 5. I smoke every day. Especially when I wake and before bed. When I smoke my energy level goes to zero. I’m tired of smoking but It’s actually harder than I thought to quit. Cold turkey didn’t work. Cutting back didn’t work. I even went as far as watching videos that shows the effects of smoking. (Pretty scary but still I continue to smoke)
    I need help. This is an ugly and stinky habit I need I quit. Please help.any suggestions will help. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. Or missing an key element for quitting.

  62. Hi Anne! Good for you! You can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or (1-800-784-8669) or call the National Cancer Institute for free counseling in English in Spanish at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)…24 hour hotlines to help you deal with cravings and talk about alternatives to smoking.

  63. Hi , I have been smoking small mild cigars for some time and have tried many times to give it up. Even going to the Nurse Practioner . Unfortunatley most treatments/help is targeted at the cigarette smoker and are far too strong for the ‘mild cigar’ smoker. There are no products available that I can tell. Even the ever growing popular ecigarettes are too strong for my purpose. I have often just done without or managed not to smoke for days but always end up giving in so I know I can do it but would like some extra/additional support.

  64. I’ve been smoking them for about 9 years on average one every day. I notice that I am tired alot and have lost some of my libido. Does blacks effect your drive? I use to blame the tiredness and the lack of drive on the kids….but deep down I know it is something else.

  65. Hi Isabella. Scroll up on this page and check out the hotline telephone numbers I’ve already written about. You can call these hotlines FREE OF CHARGE and seek help and learn what you need to do to quit. I wish you the best of luck!

  66. I’m 16 now , I started smoking weed when I was 9 stopped at 14 and I’ve been smoking black and milds since. I really want to stop they stink and I just really just need to stop. I tried but eneded up smoking one a day later. Can you please help me ?!?

  67. Hi Fabrice. It’s hard to tell. One man’s medicine is another man’s poison, you know. But, in general, smoking tobacco is KNOWN to lead to many, many health concerns. Keep track of it, and check in with your doctor. Some doctor’s I’ve known have said that one benefit of smoking tobacco is easier digestion and excretion of foods. In the end, it’s your choice to smoke Black and Milds, or not.

  68. Hey Fabrice and im smoking half a black and mild a week, sometimes one. I only smoke on week end when im goint to party with friends and i want to know if it is going to hurt me. I know it will but one black and mild a week or after two week. is that bad?

  69. Hi Nick. That’s a great question. The more regular the use, the more likely it is to develop any kind of addiction. Addiction is a COMPULSION to use your drug of choice, one that it seems like you cannot refuse. It is a psychological dependence on a drug to cope with life.

    If you’re smoking twice a week, you do keep your body used to nicotine…but you’re probably not developing a physical dependence on it. This usually occurs after regular, multiple-time daily dosing. So while a twice-three time weekly habit may not SEEM to harm you, it’s still a habit. I’d suggest that you look into the reasons you’re smoking in the first place (boredom, image, enjoyment) and try to find healthy alternatives. It’s good to be aware of WHY we’re doing things that we know, in the end, aren’t good for us.

  70. I’ve been smoking Black n Milds for a few months now but it was never a regular thing. But for the last 15 days I’ve been having one every day. So I stopped to see if I was addicted and it didn’t seem to be a problem. Me and my friends have them when we hang out but its not worth the addiction. I know this might seem like a stupid question but is there any way that you an have one once or twice a week, even less? Or will I eventually get addicted to them no matter what rate I smoke them at?

  71. Hi Natalie. It seems that the compulsion to smoke is quite strong in you. There are tobacco cessation hotlines in every state. Maybe it would help you to call your state’s hotline and talk with someone about what it is that’s keeping you from stopping. They can advise you on the next steps to take, and support you as you stop smoking. Check out SMOKEFREE[got]GOV for more information and call you local 411 for your state’s tobacco hotline number.

  72. I am scheduled for a breast augmentation in 11 days. I am supposed to stop smoking these two weeks prior. I am still smoking them. I have to get a blood test on monday and if the dr does not t like the nicotine results i probably will have to reschedule. I feel like such an idiot and so weak. I wish I could stop. I want the augmentation so bad but if I can’t stop for that, what can i for. I’m helpless.

  73. Hi Kefa. If you need some help to overcome an urge, you can always call your state’s hotline for smoking help 1-800-QUIT-NOW or (1-800-784-8669) or call the National Cancer Institute for free counseling in English in Spanish at 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.

    Good luck to you, Kefa!

  74. Thank you for this post…i’ve recently starte bak smoking and have experienced a tremendus drop in my energy levels happiness and mental clarity and all my family is begging me to quit…..this really help heck i just put mine out in an empty fast food cup the entire one and i will beat this…because i’m stronger than it!!!! You can do it to all others trying to do. “The key is to Overcome!!!!! – Paa Munzul”

  75. Hi Taylor. Thanks for your question. It’s common in relationships to want to “change” the other person. But, it’s just not possible. We can only change how we react to the situation. Or set a limit for what we can accept. It’s either: accept and tolerate OR leave.

    If you want to learn more coping mechanisms for how to deal with your boyfriend and your disappointments, you can try seeing a counselor/psychologist for talk therapy or you might try going to a support group like Al-Anon for loved ones of addicts. Either way, the answers to all of our questions are already inside of us. It’s just that we need to access them.

    Does this help?

  76. My boyfriend smokes black and milds daily, even though he knows it really upsets me. I care about him a lot, but I can’t stand being around him when he’s drinking and smoking… But I don’t know how to make him stop. It wasn’t that bad at first, but lately he’s been smoking them every single time we get in the car. He will go through phases where he won’t smoke them for a few days, but he usually can’t last more than three or four days max. Not to mention I have severe asthma and I know this is having a bad effect on me as well. I’m really worried about him. Every time I try to talk to him about it, he gets pissed off and tells me to stop acting like a mom. How can I help him?

  77. Hi Gavin. Daily, chronic use is in itself indicative of drug addiction. If you’re not addicted….can you not smoke Black and Milds for one month? What would happen on Day 32?

  78. Hi Monica. Good for you. I think that the best thing that you can do is to talk to someone on the phone. There are free hotlines that you can call 24 hours a day about nicotine addiction.

    Nicotine-Free Mountain Empire: 423-224-2356

    Free Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

    National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quit Line: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

    American Cancer Society & American Legacy Foundation’s Great Start Quit Line: 1-866-66-START (1-866-667-8278)

    These would be a good place to start. If you want more ideas, let us know!

  79. Anything that comes with tar and nicotine, whether small or big, the fact still remains that it is harmful to our health. So there’s no safe place for you when you smoke, no getaway to a healthier life.

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