Nicotine Reduction Program
Why Smokers Love to Smoke
- It gives them pleasure (Dichter, 1947)
- It relaxes them (Dichter, 1947)
- They enjoy watching the smoke (Dichter, 1947)
- It keeps their hands busy (The Lung Association [TLA], 2012)
- It helps them be social (Dichter, 1947)
- It helps control their weight (TLA, 2012)
- It’s part of their daily routine (TLA, 2012)
- It’s a form of self-expression (Dichter, 1947)
- They have good smoking memories (Dichter, 1947)
The downside of smoking
- Tobacco smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally (”Health Effects of Tobacco”, 2013)
- Two thirds of all smokers want to quit smoking (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011)
- Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not improve smokers’ chances of long-term cessation (Dwyer, 2012)
- It’s expensive. Depending where you live, one pack of 20 cigarette could cost you anywhere between $6 - $14 . Therefore, smoking one pack a day will cost between $2,190 to $5,110 for a year of smoking
- Nicotine is addictive and difficult to stop using (Jacobs, 1997)
- Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Quitting smoking among adults—United States, 2001–2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 60 (44). Retrieved from
- Dichter, E. (1947). Why do we smoke cigarettes? The Psychology of Everyday Living. Retrieved from
- Dwyer, M. (2012, January 9). Nicotine letdown. Retrieved from
- Health effects of tobacco. (2013, June 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:58, June 10, 2013, from
- Jacobs, M. (1997). Why people smoke. From the First to the Last Ash: The History, Economics & Hazards of Tobacco. A Comprehensive Adult Basic Education Curriculum. Retrieved from
- The Lung Association. (2012). Quitting smoking. Retrieved from
How did you get here?
Have you ever wondered why you started smoking and why you continue to? The Why Do I Smoke? test is an effective tool from the National Cancer Institute, used by smokers, physicians, smoking cessation specialists, and others to help indicate the reasons a smoker has for smoking (The “why I smoke” test, n.d., para 1).
If you are a smoker who is finding it difficult to understand why smoking is so ingrained in your daily life, this test may provide some clarification (The “why I smoke” test, n.d., para 2).
Fill out the form below and press “submit” to find your score on six facets that motivate you to smoke.
Test: Why I Smoke
- Stimulation (A, G, M):
- Pleasure (C, I, O):
- Craving (E, K, Q):
- Handling (B, H, N):
- Relaxation / Tension Reduction (D, J, P):
- Habit (F, L, R):
Interpreting your scores
A score of 11 or more indicates an important reason you smoke. The higher your score (15 is the highest), the more important the reason. If you have a high score in more than one area, it may make quitting more difficult for you. When you know what you derive from smoking, you can look for satisfying substitutes.
Now that you’ve take the test and you have your scores, you can begin to understand the reasons why you smoke. Do some of the things you do when you smoke surprise you? Were you aware of the reasons you smoke? The following section provides you with more explanation of the reason you smoke.
Stimulation. If you score high in this factor category, it means that you are a smoker who is stimulated by the cigarette — you feel that it helps wake you, organize your thoughts, and keep you going. If you try to give up smoking, you may want a safe substitute: a brisk walk or moderate exercise, for example, whenever you feel the urge to smoke.
Handling. Handling things can be satisfying, but there are many ways to keep your hands busy without lighting up or playing with a cigarette. Why not toy with a pen or pencil or try doodling.
Pleasure. It is not always easy to ﬁnd out if you use cigarettes to feel good. About two-thirds of smokers score high or fairly high on accentuation of pleasure, and about half of those also score as high or higher on reduction of negative feelings. Those who do get pleasure out of smoking often ﬁnd that an honest consideration of the harmful effects of their habit is enough to help them quit. They substitute eating, drinking, social and physical activities — within bounds and ﬁnd they do not miss cigarettes.
Relaxation. Many smokers use cigarettes as a crutch in moments of stress or discomfort. But the heavy smoker, the person who tries to handle severe personal problems by smoking many times a day, is apt to discover that cigarettes do not help him deal with his problems effectively.
Craving. Quitting smoking is difﬁcult for the person who is psychologically addicted. For him, the craving for the next cigarette begins to build up the moment he puts one out, so tapering off is not likely to work. He must go “cold turkey.” It may be helpful for him to smoke more than usual for a day or two, and then stop smoking completely until the craving is gone. Giving up cigarettes may be so difﬁcult and cause so much discomfort that, once he does quit, he will ﬁnd it easy to resist the temptation to go back to smoking. Otherwise, he knows that he will have to go through the same agony again. For the addicted smoker, seeing a doctor might provide extra motivation to stop. The doctor also may recommend nicotine gum or prescribe a smoking cessation medication to help the smoker break the habit.
Habit. This kind of smoker is no longer getting much satisfaction from cigarettes. He lights them frequently without even realizing he is doing so. He may ﬁnd it easy to quit and stay quit if he can break the habit patterns has built up. Cutting down gradually may be quite effective if there is a change in the way the cigarettes are smoked or the conditions under which they are smoked. The key to success is becoming aware of each cigarette you smoke. This can be done by asking yourself, “Do I really want this cigarette.” You may be surprised at how many you do not want.
- The “why I smoke” test. (n.d.) Retrieved July 4, 2013, from
Why Follow Our Program?
- Easy to follow
Replace regular cigarettes with our e-cigs
- We don’t use regular tobacco filled cigarettes so you stay away from the tobacco burning and tar creation
- We offer tobacco and menthol flavored e-cigs to suit your taste preference
- When smoking our Logic electronic cigarette, there is no ash, smell or second-hand smoke
If you enjoy cigarettes, you will Enjoy Logic e-cigs
- Smoking our Logic electronic cigarettes feels like smoking a real cigarette, but better
- The taste is great, it satisfies the hand to mouth motion and the inhaling /exhaling activity, it keeps you busy and you can smoke it anytime
four Nicotine levels
- Platinum Label – 2.4% nicotine by volume (very high)
- Black Label – 1.8% nicotine by volume (high)
- Gold Label – 1.4% nicotine by volume ( medium)
- White Label – up to 0.01% nicotine by volume (very low)
- Smoking our Logic e-cigs is more affordable than smoking standard cigarettes
- An equivalent of one pack of cigarettes costs less than $2
- We offer membership and quantity discounts
- vape-ecigs.com is not guaranteeing that you will reduce nicotine intake as a result of participating in our program
- Individual results may vary
- This product is an electronic cigarette and should not be used by non-smokers, women who are pregnant or breast feeding, those sensitive to nicotine, a person with or at risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or taking medicine or depression or asthma
- They are not intended to be drug products that diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease or condition
Make a commitment
The first step a smoker must take is to make a commitment to reducing the level of nicotine he or she is using. We believe that if a smoker is committed to quit, they will have a better chance of succeeding. If you just want to “kick the tire” and check it out, the likelihood of success is very small.
vape-ecigs.com Nicotine Reduction Program works as a gradual reduction of nicotine use over a period of time to lessen the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and to help a smoker get used to and maintain a lower nicotine level.
Inform others of your plan
One way of creating your success is involving others in your Nicotine Reduction Program plan. We highly suggest that a smoker informs as many close friends and family members as possible of their decision and intent to reduce their nicotine intake, so that they get support from people who care for them. It will help you keep on track (“no place to hide”) and be accountable to those around you, particularly in those difficult times when you are not sure if you can do it. Tell your friends that you are participating in a plan reducing your nicotine intake over a period of time and you want to quit fully from smoking standard tobacco cigarettes.
Reducing nicotine involves two major challenges
The Physical Nicotine Addiction Aspect. Gradually reducing nicotine intake is a very effective way of reducing or eliminating the withdrawal symptoms associated with nicotine addiction. This principle is the key reason why our nicotine reduction program works and makes the entire process less difficult. An effective method of gradual nicotine reduction is to use a schedule to gradually reduce the number of e-cigs you smoke, and reduce the amount of nicotine per electronic cigarette. These two factors are carefully calculated to help accomplish a successful nicotine reduction program.
The Behavioral / Psychological Aspect. By using a device that looks and operates like a cigarette, we help alleviate the behavioral / psychological challenge and address the physical cues that prompt smoking. A smoker can now “smoke” our electronic cigarette anytime anywhere. And although it is not a “real” cigarette, it feels like one. There is the same hand to mouth motion, inhaling and exhaling action, the familiar taste and satisfying feeling. So a smoker is not “missing” smoking, they just replaced it with an electronic cigarette. This factor is a key to reducing the behavioral / psychological impediment involved in the process.