smoking

  • BeachStud2014

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    Sep 27, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    does anyone still smoke cigarettes
    what are some of the best ways to quit that you guys have found out based on your own expierence
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    Sep 27, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    mbeachhunk saiddoes anyone still smoke cigarettes
    what are some of the best ways to quit that you guys have found out based on your own expierence


    I used to smoke a pack a day for a year and a half. Now I usually go 3 to 4 days without smoking (enough time to rid the system of nicotine) then go through a pack in 3 to 4 days. What can I say? I like smoking.

    The best way for me to stop? Being broke and being around people I highly admired who didn't like smoke around them and I, adhering.

    I suggest cold turkey. Its just the best way. Its agony the first 4 days but I tried "easing" off of nicotine and its bullshit to me. Suddenly I'm making all kinds of excuses.

    1. Keep busy.
    2. Try staying in places where you can't smoke.
    3. Drink plenty of water. Have a water with you every where you go.
    4. Eat a lot. You'll gain a little weight but whats the compared to lung cancer?


    Although I still like smoking I found that smoking as much as I was was just ridiculous. When I cut down, I found I could exercise better, breathe better, developed a great sense of smell and taste.
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    Sep 27, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    mbeachhunk saiddoes anyone still smoke cigarettes
    what are some of the best ways to quit that you guys have found out based on your own expierence


    You gotta want it and I don't mean you just feel like you should stop smoking.. You have to WANT TO STOP.. otherwise, its all just a waste of time, you'll start again eventually.

    I gave up 28th December last year using the patches, I started with the highest and never even made it through the whole system, after two weeks I kept forgetting to put the patch on until later and later so I just stopped completely, it withdrawals weren't nearly as bad then and I just dealt it with the cravings by doing crunches (I had abs like you wouldn't believe hahaha)

    Now, oddly, I get the odd massive craving, but I've tried a cigarette twice and both times I was well reminded why I stopped and I don't get cravings for a while again.
  • twonutbuster

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    Sep 27, 2008 9:59 PM GMT
    I smoke every once in a while, but I quit for everyday purposes. It effects running, and weight lifting.

    TwoNutBuster
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    Sep 27, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, and another good one, when and if you smoke, smoke the stuff you REALLY hate.
  • chitown_mofo

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    Sep 27, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    I smoked for 4 years about a half pack a day and more on weekends, I quit when i was 20. I tried 8 times before I got it right.

    Here are the biggest pitfalls to avoid...

    #1: "I'll quit when...." When this month is over, after this carton or pack is gone, after my trip to Canada, blah blah blah. Just quit. If you have cigarettes, give them away or throw them away. Now.

    #2: "I'll cut back slowly and then quit" Doesn't work, you're just rationalizing continuing to smoke

    #3: "i'll only smoke when I drink" Doesnt work, you cant really get off the smokes until you've given your body a few months to change its chemistry, this fucks that up.


    The hardest times for me were obviously when I was drinking, after I ate, and in between classes, etc. All the times that you are used to smoking. It takes a while to get used to not smoking when you usually do, but you will eventually.

    But i guess the biggest and best piece of advice I can give relates to how you handle a fuck-up. If you've gone 2 days, a week, a month, whatever, without having a cigarette and you mess up and have one, you can't mentally allow that to destroy everything you'd accomplished up to that point. Just say "Oh well, I screwed up, I had a cig last nite, fuck it, Im still doin good" and continue not smoking.

    After about 6 mos, you'll be over it.
  • Duke_Voorhis

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    Sep 28, 2008 1:12 AM GMT
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  • BeachStud2014

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    Sep 28, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    this seems dramtically complicated