Institute for Healing Arts Research : Director, Andrew Kochan, M.D.
Clinical Programs: Stop Smoking Now

 Kimberly J. Johnson-Bulgarelli
Pasadena, CA

June 23, 2005

Dear Ray,

I write you this letter on day 30 of not smoking since receiving the “stop-smoking” injections in your office. I must say that I was a non-believer, and really didn’t think that this treatment would work for me.

I was a 1 pack a day smoker for nearly 25 years. Over the years I have attempted to quit, either cold turkey or with patches…with no success and with many requests to start smoking again after making everyone around me miserable from the extreme irritability I suffered.

A smoking friend of mine who had suddenly become a non-smoker referred me to you and your program. I was intrigued but actually thought I was a heavier smoker than she was so I wouldn’t have the same success. Well, I was wrong…I just returned from Las Vegas, and sat next to, and across from “smokers”…for 4 days. I can honestly say that I had thought I was really going to be suffering without a cigarette, but I walked out the casino a happy, non-smoker (who stunk like cigarettes even though I didn’t smoke).

Something that I had not admitted until now was that I secretly would have loved to stay a smoker…I loved cigarettes and smoking. The day of the injections, you asked me if I really wanted to quit and I said yes. I didn’t really, and actually thought that would sabotage me quitting, but I am here to say that even if you don’t really want to quit smoking it can be a success.

I cannot thank you and Dr. Kochan enough for what your program has done for me.

Many thanks,

Kim Johnson-Bulgarelli

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