Place the cigarette of your choice firmly into the metal ring of
the filter, System 4 works equally well with tipped or untipped
cigarettes of large or small diameter. After smoking each cigarette
twist the two parts of the filter around slightly. Use each condensation
filter for just two weeks before moving to the next. The illustrations
show the phased reduction in noxious substances as you work through
the System 4 programme:
Filter 1 reduces the tar and nicotine inhaled
by about 30%. Some people may find that their cigarette consumption
increases slightly at first to compensate and that is quite understandable;
indeed you may allow yourself this slight relapse but after this
do not increase your cigarette consumption whatsoever. Equally,
do not tempt failure by rushing the course or severely cutting down
your daily intake.
On reaching Filter 2 you are sufficiently accustomed
to the method to move on to a 60% tar and nicotine reduction. This
allows you to maintain your smoking whilst making wide inroads into
your tobacco habit. And you should begin to feel the first benefits,
such as less coughing and breathlessness.
Filter 3 brings you a 70% reduction and with the
Filter 4, the final filter, a good 80% of those
noxious substances will not be getting through. .
By the end of the eighth week, your body is starting to free itself
from its addiction to nicotine. The fifth and final stage –
actually stopping – will involve some willpower, but you couldn’t
be better prepared, your body has acquired a taste for its improved
health, you have suffered little from the usual side-effects and
most importantly, you actually want to be a non-smoker. That in
itself is considerably more than half the battle.