I came up with this idea a year ago when I was trying to help a friend quit smoking. Every time my friend looked like they had succeeded in kicking the habit another smoker gave her a cigarette and she was off smoking again. Smokers do this because they don’t want to be the last person left standing outside the bar in the rain while all their stronger friends have kicked the habit.
Basically the idea is that the quitter (or the quitters friend) buys a shirt (or a bag or mug or a badge…) that says that they are quitting and that other smokers shouldn’t give them any more cigarettes. It sends a loud clear message to other smokers to not to give the quitter any more cigarettes.
Because I am new to this whole web marketing thing I am trying to harness the power of Web 2.0 to promote the site for free. So far I have started a Please Don’t Give Me a Smoke Yahoo discussion group and a Please Don’t Give Me a Smoke Flickr Group for people to post photos of themselves wearing dontgivemeasmoke badges, shirts etc
Click on this link to find out more http://www.dontgivemeasmoke.com/
And this is where you can buy the merchandise http://www.cafepress.com/dontgivemeasmok (the last ‘e’ is missing because cafepress has a 14 character limit on shop names).