Smoking . . boooo

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    Sep 26, 2007 2:19 PM GMT
    For the love of God, any advice please on how to ditch the weed for good?!
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    Sep 26, 2007 7:05 PM GMT
    Sorry, I dont. Never smoked. What have you tried?
  • iHavok

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    Sep 26, 2007 7:07 PM GMT
    Hire someone to punch you in the face everytime you attempt to light up...
  • Nudista

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    Sep 26, 2007 7:29 PM GMT
    Not sure what your smoking but i guess it doesn't matter...your facing an addiction so part of it is to "train" your brain to think about other things when you would normally think about lighting up.

    If you don't work out often then start working out much more....this is a great way to lay off it and keep your mind away from temptation. If you do work out...step up your game....switch your obsession from smoking to the gym. As long as you use common sense I don't think you can be too fitness oriented. Maybe heavy weights one day and light cardio the next...until your cardio gets better.

    Stay away from your smoker buddies while they are smoking...as harsh as it sounds...this is a good idea because if they don't want to pull themselves out of the hole it doesn't mean you have to stay down there with them.

    Create this healthy routine and take life day by day...when it gets hard just try to get to the next morning without lighting up...but don't look to far ahead or you'll be overwhelmed. The next morning you'll be rested and de-stressed with enough momentum to make it to the next morning again. With time each "day" will become easier to get through....and before you know it...making it through the next month will be cakewalk!!
    Have faith in yourself buddy...!!!!
    Good luck.
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    Sep 26, 2007 7:35 PM GMT
    Assuming you mean pot, every two weeks add another day off until there are no weed days left, and read lots of books. If you slip up, don't give up and berate yourself, just get over it and get back on the schedule.

    My $0.02
  • Warren

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    Sep 26, 2007 7:43 PM GMT
    RuggerATXQUOTE If you slip up, don't give up and berate yourself, just get over it and get back on the schedule.


    This is very important. Relapse is the rule and not the exception, everytime you do relapse, start over and try to make it longer than before. Don't get discouraged if you can't do it the first time, or even the tenth time. As long as you are trying, you're moving in the right direction.
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    Sep 26, 2007 8:09 PM GMT
    Thanks gents
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    Sep 26, 2007 8:27 PM GMT
    OMG I thought he meant tobacco! I am totally in over my head. Which way is out?
  • iHavok

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    Sep 26, 2007 8:39 PM GMT
    I'm with you Caslon.
    My experience with pot has been limited to three times in thirty years...and that's all my fear of having an addictive personality will allow. LOL
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    Sep 26, 2007 8:56 PM GMT
    I did mean tobacco
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    Sep 26, 2007 9:14 PM GMT
    if you really want to quit, try smoking menthol cigarette and then immediately smoking a non-menthol cigarette RIGHT after it. I did that when I quit, and let me tell you, when you smoke a regular after a menthol, it tastes like crap.

    it's about conditioning. very quickly you will teach yourself that the taste is AWFUL worked for me and I've been smoke free for 2 years now (after smoking for almost 15).

    (be careful you don't get addicted to the menthols! the only downside)
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    Sep 26, 2007 9:21 PM GMT
    oh, and try to find a replacement. Smoking is most often an oral fixation. try sugar free lollipops. those helped alot
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    Sep 26, 2007 9:21 PM GMT
    I quit by switching from Marlboro Reds to an additive-free brand like American Spirit, smoking them for a few weeks, and then quitting cold turkey. The worst of the withdrawal was over in a day and a half.
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    Sep 26, 2007 9:28 PM GMT
    I didn't know regular tobacco was also called weed. My bad.

    I suppose what I said might work for cigs too, but the withdrawals are probably much different, so I wouldn't put *too* much stock into what I said.
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    Sep 26, 2007 9:39 PM GMT
    The Willpower Pill (Chantix)

    This works like magic for a lot of people. For some it doesn't work at all. It's definitely worth a look-see. Doctors believe it may have application with addictions other than nicotine as well.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 26, 2007 9:41 PM GMT
    Wow I'm old weed always meant pot to me. Never got hooked on either thank-god.

    Good luck quiting!! The positive benefits outweigh the bad. Ie: Improved health, skin, breath, teeth, not to mention your car, clothing, hair and bedding won't stink!! IMO.

    Also increases your dating pool. I would never date a smoker. Too many nice guy/girl non smokers in the world.
  • jc_online

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    Oct 03, 2007 12:22 PM GMT
    I finally stopped smoking last weekend! It has been at the top of my self-actualization list for years. It is a tough addiction to quit. Many, many, triggers.

    Just last night a friend of mine was feeling low and asked me to go to the local g.bar and have a beer to talk with him: just lost his job, feeling lonely, etc. I went, but I had to leave after about 10 minutes because I could feel the urge to smoke taking over my rational thought to 'just say no'. I asked him to leave the bar with me and we could talk as we took a walk or something; he declined because he wanted to drown his sorrows in beer. I guess he, and the beer, are my next bad influences to give up.

    I have so far had good success with Smoke Away. It's a french product that doesn't substitute nicotine for nicotine (like the patch or gum products); and it was relatively cheap. Anyone else had success with this or other methods?

    My fear is that my cravings will take over my rational thought and I'll light up again soon. Damn this is hard!

    I pln to stay out of bars for now, away from other smokers, and increase my time at the gym...

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    Oct 03, 2007 1:30 PM GMT
    jc, really, look at chantix.
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    Oct 03, 2007 11:57 PM GMT
    lol, you're right jc, it's def about reason over feeling
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    Oct 04, 2007 12:17 AM GMT
    Yea, I've also tried the menthol things, but I got addicted to them...Newports at that. For those of you who don't smoke...that's awesome, more power to you. I'm trying to quit, but it's so damn hard. I smoke about 4 cigs a day...which is good considering I used to smoke almost 2 packs a day. I'm hoping to put down my last pack by the end of the month.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 04, 2007 12:56 AM GMT
    I don't care if its smoking cigarettes or pot or whatever... If he dates a quality guy with real promise.. he might want to stop... if considers the guy more important than the habit.
  • doctorboy

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    Oct 16, 2007 2:03 AM GMT
    i smoked for 12 years believe it or not. i quit with CHANTIX. it works. i tried everything, the gums, the patches, the will power crap, the books, the mind games. this is an addiction that is too easy to feed thats why it's so hard to beat. trust me man...go with CHANTIX.
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    Oct 16, 2007 2:33 AM GMT
    I had a co-worker who decided to quit cold-turkey one Sunday afternoon. He kept his mouth busy by eating chocolate chip cookies all day long. Apparently, he ate lots and lots of those cookies because he pooped his pants at work Monday morning. It wasn't pleasant, but he did kick the habit.
  • trebor965

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    Oct 16, 2007 3:14 AM GMT
    dont buy it
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    Oct 16, 2007 4:18 AM GMT
    well i dont know what anyone is saying... are u talking about real weed or cigarettes.. well first off, u cant get addicted to weed so all u dumb asses who say u can its a mind thing, ur not addicted but u just like to feel good... and second if ur talking about cigs then good luck... i have been trying to quit for 5 years.. i quit then 2 months i start again. so last year i decided to give up on trying to give em up.. but here is wha tu can do.. have the doctor tell u ur gonna die and u are all ur kid has in the world and you will quit.. thats how my mom said she did.. well thats my word.. holla boys!!!