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Trying to Quit Tobacco? Not sure which blend is for you?

Trying to quit using tobacco? Not sure which blend is the best option? Here is a quick summary of which blends are most likely to help YOU and in what situations.

These smoking blends are non addictive and not intended for habitual use. They are intended to help you avoid smoking tobacco.

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Different Ways to Use Brown Bear Smoking Blends--Jake Gottfredson

Different Ways to Use Brown Bear Smoking Blends--Jake Gottfredson

Jake Gottfredson smoked tobacco for seven years, about 15 cigarettes per day.  He primarily liked to smoke when out on a stroll or when taking a moment to himself for coffee and a smoke. Originally, he got started using tobacco because he was blending it with his m jay. Like many solitary smokers, he enjoys using the Gentle & Protective blend. Lately he has also been grooving on the roughness of the Sexy Smokes as well. Since quitting a month ago he as been smoking three to five Brown Bear cigarettes a day. He writes, "I'm better able to recognize a nicotine craving. Sometimes it's nice to have a smoke with coffee, in a ritualistic way. Now, I can do that without addiction, without tobacco."
Jake particularly recommends the tins of Brown Bear Herbs smoking blends as a mixer with m jay. He likes it to stretch his m jay supply out and also to keep from getting too high.

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Quitting Smoking--Jimi Wester

Quitting Smoking--Jimi Wester

Jimi Wester smoked tobacco, a pack a day, for the last 22 years. This New Year's Eve, he decided to quit. It has been 36 days! Jimi has been rolling his own cigarettes from our bulk tins. He uses Take it Easy and Gentle & Protective, and now smokes a Brown Bear herbal cigarette 1-3x/day. He writes, "I had so much fear around quitting smoking tobacco. Being able to smoke something while I quit tobacco helped me to walk through the fear. I really enjoy smoking so being able to enjoy a cigarette without being tied to addiction is beautiful."

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Nate Brown--Quitting Smoking

Nate Brown--Quitting Smoking

Below is Nate's story. Find our herbal cigarettes here.
Nate Brown is one our amazing cigarette customers. He was able to use Brown Bear Take it Easy herbal cigarettes to help ease off of tobacco smoking. He also sent some beautiful photos of cigarette crutches we use to keep the herbs out of your mouth and inspire you. They are no longer hand written so it is really special to see them appreciated through such elegant images. Here's his story:
Smoking History:
I was smoking 1 to 1.5 packs every day when I first tried to quit. I knew all the benefits of quitting.. but had been smoking since I was 12 years old. Ultimately I ended up quitting because of chronic bronchitis. That was the last straw for me. One winter I couldn't take it anymore. 

My introduction to Brown Bear Herbal Cigarettes:
My brother would always joke and nag at me about quitting (it was pretty funny, most of the time). A few Christmas' ago, almost seeming like a "ha-ha Nate.. QUIT" nag-gag, he handed me a box of Brown Bear Take it Easy herbal smokes. He told me of their organic nature, protectiveness in smoke, and the intent of the herbal blend itself. Having a long-time fascination with human psychopharmacology, organic and otherwise, I was sold.
This was right around the time I'd had an appointment to have my wisdom teeth pulled. I'd learned you're not supposed to smoke after teeth extractions (dry socket and all..) so I figured I'd use the post-op time as a convenient time to kick cigarettes. Between a silly electronic cigarette (still ended up with dry socket) and the quit smoking blend, I gave up cigarettes, for the first time ever trying, for four months or so.
Later on I started a school program and I started smoking cigarettes again here and there. Almost everytime I did smoke, I came down with bronchitis. Over time, I got really into the different blends and always keep a few on hand for when I want a smoke. With their help I was finally able to get off tobacco again. 


My Favorite Brown Bear Blend:
When it came to the Take it Easy blend, I found the herb and smoke itself to be quite pleasant and surprisingly sedative. I definitely noticed a curbed craving for cigarettes with the Take it Easy blend, almost immediately (usually wouldn't be very long until I'd crave another). I was able to go a 5 hour shift at work without thinking about sneaking out for one on my dinner break. The blend help curb the feeling of need for cigarettes without becoming something I craved just as much.
Crutch Messages:
I found the crutch messages creatively inspiring. It was cool, because each message seemed to find me at the right time. I also had a lot of good moments getting in the mindset to take the photos for each crutch.
Can't thank you enough for finding your way into Lombard, IL and having such an impact on my life during a few very transitional years for me! 
-Nate Brown
Lombard, IL

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