Quitting Smoking

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    Jul 12, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    So, the 2 of us have been smokers for over 20 years and have started to think about quitting. What is the best way to go. Cold turkey? or with the patch? I previously tried the stop smoking drugs .... did not sit well with me,
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    Jul 13, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    when i did it, it was cold turkey, but that was on my second or third attempt. and also like 10 years ago before the nice drugs they have nowadays... but whatever else, you should do it-- good luck and be strong!icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 13, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    one trick i found helpful was getting rid of one of my "usual" smokes a day.

    Bye bye pre-work smoke for 2 weeks, then get rid of lunch, then get rid of 5 oclock. and then get rid of after work smoking. getting out of the habit/schedule was one of the tougher parts. it involves leaving your regular predictable rituals, even if it's a quick 5 minutes, and replacing them slowly with something else. preferably not a chocolate bar.
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    I quit last year. here in Michigan they put a ban to smoking in public places and the month before that kicked in I quit cold turkey. Id always smoke more when I drank so that first week I went to the bar every night and got trashed. Everytime Id want a smoke id chew on two altoids made my drinks taste like crap but killed the want to smoke. buy me beating my habbit in its element I had no problem. Good luck!
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    i quit every monday for a year, but then friday or sometimes saturday would happen an i'd drink, an everyone else around me was smokin so id start again, but i jus kept quittin, an eventually it occurred to me that stoppin an then startin 50 times every weekend was prolly waaay harder on my body than just smokin straight through, an i didnt wanna do that, so i finally just quit, it was hard as hell, and the gym and dark chocolate eventually got me through, if u just decide to quit, it'll eventually stick no matter how many times you relapse, it took me about 6 months to adjust, but i havent smoked in a year and 6 months, now i hardly ever crave and it's only for a split second like once a month, just keep quittin,
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jul 13, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    chantix. chantix. chantix. literally it took 9 days and I could not even consider smoking ever again. It is a drug that you take for 30 days. It is not an antidepressant, it changed my life. July 25th 2007. you smoke while on the drug and when it registers the receptor in your brain with smoking and nicotine.. It blocks it. like a switch I just never smoked again.

    never will.
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    Jul 13, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    If you could know and spend time around emphysema patients at their late stages of disease, you'd no doubt quit smoking without hesitation. Just say NO to any more smoking. Throw your current pack of cigarettes away right now, and start living a healthy lifestyle TONIGHT. No more discussion. Truly, that is all you have to do. Man up - - and fight the urges to smoke. Control your urges. Some patients report that they drink extra water, or chew mints or gum. Do whatever it takes to rid yourself of this rotten habit. You CAN do it!!
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    jms84 saidone trick i found helpful was getting rid of one of my "usual" smokes a day.

    Bye bye pre-work smoke for 2 weeks, then get rid of lunch, then get rid of 5 oclock. and then get rid of after work smoking. getting out of the habit/schedule was one of the tougher parts. it involves leaving your regular predictable rituals, even if it's a quick 5 minutes, and replacing them slowly with something else. preferably not a chocolate bar.


    That was what finally worked for me
    When I got down to very few "routine" cigs - none of them in the middle of the day, I would wear a patch for a few hours mid day
  • Daknee

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    Jul 15, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    If your really want to quite Hypnotherapy.
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    Good for you! I'm not a smoker, so I can only tell you what I've heard about quitting. Do whatever it takes for you. Some people plan it out, some people stop cold turkey. I say: just quit. Launch a full on attack and be strategic. Know that you might feel rough for a few days, so plan for it. Exercise more those days, have gum on hand, listen to great music...whatever it takes. You'll be cranky: deal with it. You'll want to start again: don't. You'll be tempted when you drink: expect that and plan for it by having mints, straws and whatever else you can put in your mouth besides cigarettes. icon_smile.gif

    I also believe this is a great time to start doing something that makes you feel incredible. If you like writing, write more. If you like running, run more. If you like dancing, dance more. You get the picture. Just do it. You only have better health, better skin, better breath, better breathing, more money, and more energy to gain. Now go get 'em, tiger! (smacks ass).