FAQ

Glossary

Terss - the tool

terssing - the act of using your Terss

Terssing - name of the company

1. Can Terss help me stop smoking?

The usual first questions we get. :)

The short answer is: yes.
But lets dive deeper.

Terss gives you something to reach for instead of a cigarette or vape device in your familiar habits, rhythms and routines. Something familiar and comforting. This takes care of the behavioral and psychological aspects of your longing to smoke.
Most recent studies into habit formation show that those are the leading causes of relapse, so taking care of them is a huge step toward freedom.

At the same time, the deep breathing practice that the Terss encourages can help us to relax and ward of a nicotine craving.

So, every time you choose terssing over smoking, you have a fair chance to overcome the urge to smoke. This way, the wish to smoke will slowly dwindle and eventually disappear.

Prerequisite: You want to quit smoking. Terss doesn't do that magic. Terss is here to support, the rest is up to you.

2. How long does it take for me to stop smoking?

Generally, nicotine leaves your blood and body within 1 to 3 days after you stop using tobacco.

And it usually takes 21 days to change a habit.

3. Can I use the Terss after I have stopped smoking.

Absolutely. Healthy deep breathing practice is a practice you should do your whole life.

4. Can Terss help me improve my health?

Here is a double yes.

First one is related to Stop Smoking. Stat Terssing. We all know the benefits of quitting smoking

Second one is related to deep breathing health benefits which you can check out here.

5. Why do I need exactly a Terss?

Can’t I just use a straw, a pen, or something?

We get this one a lot. The short answer is: you should do whatever works best for you! We’re here to support you however we can, through our products, research, and awareness-raising. 

But here’s what we really think: getting yourself a Terss brings in a ton of value. Using a homemade or makeshift breathing support means missing out on a surprising amount. Here’s the rundown of why it’s worth it to invest in a Terss:

Convenience. First, when it comes to physical details—shape, feel, and function—we got everything right. The Terss looks and feels great. It’s professionally hand-crafted from high-quality, eco-friendly bamboo, it’s durable, it’s exactly the right size, it comes with convenient, sturdy, lightweight packaging. No substitute is going to even come close.

Guidance. Then there’s the how. Deep breathing is a practice that’s got thousands of years of history behind it, and getting its full benefits requires some knowledge. We offer that, including guides on terssing and notes on how to integrate it into your life. 

Encouragement. We publish a steady stream of blog posts, studies, articles, and other encouragement. Getting yourself a Terss means being part of something intentional, something structured and designed to support you. We want you to succeed.

6. Can a non-smoker use a Terss?

Absolutely yes. Quitting smoking support is only one of the benefits of the Terss. Healthy deep breathing practice is another, and it's beneficial for anyone.

7. I like to smoke, can I use both or use Terss to cut down?

This is up to you. We heard from some customers that they use the Terss to slowly cut down. But to be honest, we would like you to stop smoking completely!

8. Does the Terss contain any substances?

No. Terss is completely natural and free from any chemicals or potentially harmful substances.

9. How many times can I use the Terss in a day?

As many times as you like. The more the better.

10. How long shall I use it?

As long as you like. 

    11. What is the terssing high?

    The terssing high is a calming, pleasurable, completely natural feeling coming as a product of the 4-step deep breathing process that the Terss promotes. Its roots can be found in an ancient, powerful, medical and spiritual deep breathing practice called Pranayama.

    Read more here.

      12. How to use the Terss?

      Check here. 

      13. Does the Terss contain a filter?

      No, the Terss is completely hollow inside, for two main reasons.

      When we tested versions with filters, we found that they restricted airflow too much, preventing us from breathing deeply from our bellies. That removes the benefits of deep breathing, and was a deal-breaker already.

      Just as bad, though, was the discovery that any filter we could apply quickly got soggy during use. They need to be replaced frequently, which adds to the Terss’ cost while significantly reducing its simplicity and convenience.

      14. How many Tersses do I need?

      One.

      Our Tersses are well made and durable enough to last a lifetime.
      To care for your Terss, wash it occasionally with warm water and mild soap, and allow it to air-dry.

       

      We hope that we manage to answer all your questions. 

      In case you have additional questions or concerns, you can always contact us on terss@terssing.com. We are here to provide all the support we can.