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  • BeachStud2014

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    Sep 03, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    what are some of the best techniques that u guys have tried to stop lighting up after workouts
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    Sep 03, 2008 10:10 PM GMT
    mbeachhunk saidwhat are some of the best techniques that u guys have tried to stop lighting up after workouts


    There is a new(er) drug out call Chanitx that is suppose to be amazing. I have a buddy that used it and he quit in a few weeks. But you have to decide that you're just going to do it and then do.
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    Sep 03, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    Be strong man. I admire you for trying to quit. One of my buds who was a two packer a day said brushing and rinsing with a strong mouth wash that really gave out a burn helped to kill some of the cravings. Hey, if nothing else you'll be preventing cavities and gingivitis along the way icon_smile.gif Another suggestion... what about sugar free cinnamon flavored candy?
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    Sep 04, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    I smoked since I was 16 (now 35) - smoke free now due to lung cancer scare 3 years ago. Made it through okay, but scared me enough to never want to pick it up again.

    I had quit before (2 years here, 6 months there, etc.) Had tried everything before, gum, pills, patches, shots, hypnotherapy... nothing worked except water. I found myself carrying around a water bottle and taking a drink every time I wanted a puff - instead of going outside to smoke, I was constantly going to the bathroom. And the fullness of the water eventually killed the craving. That was when I had quit for 2 years, but yet, picked it up again.

    By no means is it an easy habit to kick. When people ask me how I stopped cold turkey, well... outside of the fact I could have died from it, I simply tell them, "I really wanted to quit."
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    I'm having a really hard time too, and have come to the conclusion that it's going to take a combination of things that are specific to my addiction.

    Everyone has their success story, and rarely are they the same. The only common threads I've identified are, "I quit a million times before I really quit," and, "you have to REALLY decide you've had enough."

    Not very helpfull. I'm looking forward to the day where I know what it took for me, and have my own story to contribute.

    Statistics do say that the highest success rate happens among people who use some chemicle support, taper down, and engage in some sessation clinic or 12 step program.

    Up untill recently, the notion of a support group was ridiculous/ embarrassing to me. But I'm so fed up and frusterated with my relapsing that I'm going to a smoke-enders group this Saturday, at a church no less.

    If it' helpfull, I'll let you know!

    Oh, and I don't know if you drink, but alcohol has time and time again been the kiss of death for me when trying to quit.

    Good luck, man, you're not alone!
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:29 AM GMT
    don't stop believing............good luck.
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    Sep 04, 2008 7:04 AM GMT
    If you want to quit don't get drunk, every time I have quit and then gone out drinking and had a few too many I ended up smoking again.

    If you just don't want to light up after working out, quit all together, cause I don' get the point of that.

    And support those that quit, I try to tell people when I am quitting for some good old fashion peer pressure and when I told a co-worker she rolled her eyes and said, "oh really" as if I would fail, and what's the point cause I have tried and tried and tried.

    Well it doesn't matter how many times a person tries to quit at least they want to, and hopefully you non-former-smokers will not judge a person that tries and fails and keeps trying to quit, and I know you are out there.

    Good Luck!icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    may sound like a smart ass but the best way to quit is to NEVER START!
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    polobutt said
    mbeachhunk saidwhat are some of the best techniques that u guys have tried to stop lighting up after workouts


    There is a new(er) drug out call Chanitx that is suppose to be amazing. I have a buddy that used it and he quit in a few weeks. But you have to decide that you're just going to do it and then do.



    My manager at work used that!
    However he said if he stops using it he'll probably start smoking again
    so idk how effective it is
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    Do you want to stop smoking after work outs or stop smoking period?

    Nicotine's a drug, and like any other drug you've got to quit cold turkey. "Cutting back" is the addiction's way of extending the use of the drug. The physical part will be over in 3 days, and the rest of it is all inside your head.

    Research addiction, and seek out support groups online. Reinforce people who are succeeding in not smoking, and read their stories about how smoking has affected them. Support those who are struggling. Get something to help with the physical part if you need it, but don't become reliant on it because nicotine's still poison regardless of what form it's in. There are smoking cessation calculators online that you can use to track your progress. They take it to the minute, tell you how much money and time you've saved and how many cigarrettes you have not smoked. The numbers will really add up over time.

    Maybe you view smoking as a reward for your workout because your addiction hasn't let go of the positive glow it had in the very beginning when you first started.

    Make a commitment not to smoke today, if you have a craving it's not going to last long, maybe 10 minutes. You make the decision whether or not you're going to obsess over it and allow not having a cigarrette ruin your day or you can just tell the voice inside your head to take a hike and go about life.

    Eventually you're going to have to grit your teeth and just go through the quit process. Would you rather it be now while you're young and healthy or later when it's taken its toll?
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    Being strong willed and having perseverance up the arse are your best friends. Just like anything else, it's a life change.
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:37 PM GMT

    You are controlled by some toxic dried leaves, wrapped in some white paper stuck to a little tube sponge? You let it drive you, control your thoughts, your "free" mind. Leaves..paper...sponge...