(PRWEB) April 2, 2002
Roswell, NM -- March 19, 2002 -- Zach Malott was a
confirmed tobacco-chewer for thirty-eight years. Not only did
he chew, he chose the strongest brand - Copenhagen - and
continued the habit, with occasional attempts to quit, until
he actually sat down to study his personal ÂtriggersÂ and
began to develop shields to help him kick his addiction.
HeÂs alive to tell the tale, unlike many who have succumbed,
first to the disfigurement, finally to the deadly tumors
associated with oral cancer. The photos on his website are
graphic, to say the least. Not for the faint-of-heart, they
should, however, be required viewing for anyone who enjoys a
good chew. They have been made available to the media from
various anti-tobacco agencies, organizations and websites.
Malott has put them to very effective use on his own site and
is constantly on the lookout for even more forcible
Malott, a 55-year-old web designer, has developed
StopSmokeless.com out of a sense of urgency and a deep desire
to help others overcome their dependence on smokeless
He is anything but Âholier-than-thouÂ. ThereÂs no
finger-pointing (except at the tobacco industry) and he
doesnÂt condemn those who chew or dip. He recognizes the
problem for what it is - an addiction. His ÂCessation
ProgramÂ provides a straightforward view of the habit, varied
support methods, and a quitting process that many addicts who
want to stop will find extremely helpful.
The program consists of several major elements which he has
found to be successful in the battle to free both himself and
others from their habit. Two of the main features are an
eleven-chapter eBook (the first six chapters are available
for free downloading on his site) and a well-organized
website forum. Within the forum, people can discuss the
difficulties theyÂre facing and receive ideas and support
from their peers, as well as from Malott, himself.
The eBook, crammed with an abundance of knowledge,
experience and assistance, is available for downloading at
$39.99. As Zach points out, itÂs the equivalent of a ten-day
supply of chew or snuff; a cost that any confirmed tobacco
user would not think twice about paying. If you buy the book,
itÂs a one-time fee that gets you a lifetime of support to
help you become liberated - for good.
Malott and The Oregon Mint Company President, Bill Geiger,
have recently formed an alliance to help individuals who
still need the tactile sensation of smokeless tobacco
without having to be concerned about its dangerous effects.
Geiger, a former chewer who was diagnosed with a
Âpre-cancerous lipÂ, developed Mint Snuff, a non-nicotine,
all-natural mint product in pouch and chew form which can be
found in several large chain-stores throughout North America,
as well as on his own website, http://www.mintsnuff.com.
Malott had not previously committed to any particular
tobaccoless alternative until he came across Mint Snuff,
which he found to be closest to Âthe real thingÂ, in addition
to containing nothing but healthy ingredients. Links to
MintSnuff.com can be found throughout the site.
States Malott: ÂI didnÂt set up this program in order to
make a fortune, unlike the tobacco giants. The website is a
result of the research IÂve done, the success IÂve had with
others while formulating the Cessation Program and the
knowledge that it can, and will, work for each person who has
reached the stage where they want to make a serious attempt
to leave their addiction in the past.Â
The website, StopSmokeless.com, is well worth the time taken
to check it out. As the forum builds and more members reach
out to support each other, Malott hopes to make a serious
dent in the number of casualties seen by cancer treatment
centers each year. Make no mistake - anyone who smokes, dips,
or chews, runs the risk of developing cancer.
Disfigurement is one thing. Ask anyone who has been affected
personally or indirectly by this disease and theyÂll tell you
that death from oral cancer is a whole different ballgame.
Nobody is immune.
Zach Malott may be reached for consultation or interviews
at: (505) 626-2553 and by
Bill Geiger is available for interviews at: (503) 815-1981
P.O. Box 3783
Roswell, New Mexico 88202-3783
Phone: (505) 626-2553
Fax: (505) 623-7285
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