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post #7 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by B-166-er View Post
i quit a couple years ago for like two months but that didnt work out obviously
Any idea why it didn't work that time? If you can stop for as long as a couple months, it sounds like you can deal with the withdrawl problems that make people turn to the patch or gum. I think if you figured out why you picked them up again after stopping for a while you might find your real problem. Stress? Social influence? Boredom?

I smoked for most of high school and college, even had one occasionally after I was finished with school. I was never a heavy smoker, so for me it was mostly finding the willpower to not bum one when I was out drinking or any of the other situations where I was just accustomed to smoking. Re-labeling yourself a non-smoker can take a while, but just the fact that they're disgusting and they kill you was all the motivation I needed in the end. I don't remember exactly when I last smoked one, but I'm sure I put it out half way through without caring if I never saw one again. Now if I even smell a cigarette sometimes I get sick to my stomach.

When you try again, getting as much exercise as you can will help as much as anything else I can think of, physically and psychologically. Also, would it be even remotely realistic to try to get your parents to quit with you? Strength in numbers...
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