The term "Cold Turkey" came about long before the drugs to help us quit, before patches, and nicotine gum, and other nicotine products. So does it still have meaning today?
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Gref, what can I click on to vote? gregp136
things sometimes get lost in the shuffle around here, but my two cents is cold turkey is going along with absolutely nothing at all, nada, the big fat zero.
The poll is two years old and probably closed but I am with you crazymama_Lori, cold turkey meant nothing for me but I have nothing against NRT's or Chantix or anything else, it is a personal choice.
I know the poll is two years old, but in the case that someone may click on it like I did, I figured I would offer another point of view of my opinion
Ouch, sorry, guess I misunderstood...I thought you were trying to respond and wondered why it wasn't registering. Mea culpa.
Old poll, but yes, "cold turkey" means just that to me... stop everything cold, no NRT, no Chantix, Wellbrutin, vaping. Just "ripping the bandaid off quick" instead of easing the way. And NO, a CT quit is no better (or worse) than any other quit. Not smoking is not smoking, and is the primary goal (with freedom from nicotine also part of the plan, but lesser of the two IMO).
I can never say I went "cold turkey" since I used patches for four days.... way shorter than the usual course, but still not "cold turkey". I call my quit "Cool Turkey" and I think he's pretty cool as he struts his stuff six years later!
But the poll seems to go in two directions... one asking "What is cold turkey?" and the other being "Is it ok to use NRT or other quit-aids? I am in favor of pretty much "whatever works for you" (short of smoking to quit smoking, which I've seen mentioned..." but I still define cold turkey as "no power tools" in the quit-tool box.
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