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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 09:55 PM
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anyone here ever quit smoking?

i really need to quit, and im down to 4 or 5 a day from a pack a day but i seem to be stuck

i quit a couple years ago for like two months but that didnt work out obviously

anyone have any tips?



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nah, then id end up like half the people i bust at work

buncha fuckin crackheads, junkees, and teenage girls thinkin they get to steal shit
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i dont want to use patches, i want to do it on my own......and the idea of a chemical seeping into my skin kinda freaks me out

i rarely buy cigarettes, maybe ten packs in the last year.......i just bum em

the hardest part is that i live with my parents and both of them smoke, but im gonna be moving out in dec or jan, so hopefully ill do better then
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google e cigs, i've got couple of mates who it did the trick for
post #6 of 81 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 02:54 AM
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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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so you have decided to quit? well that is often the toughest part of the process... the realisation of the need / desire to quit something that is ultimately fucking terrible for you.

i smoked for the best part of 15 years; at its peak about 15 ciggies a day. but mainly about 4 or 5. the one saving grace to my quitting completely tho, was that for all that time, i knew that one day i would wish to stop smoking and so i never, ever smoked in association with anything.

you know how people have a fag right after food / sex / with a beer etc.... i never did that. if i thought i would want a tar fix, then i would have one before. consequently, i can eat / drink / shag, finish and that is that.... there is no 'what comes next...? kinda thing.

as far as quitting proper (as opposed to the above 'preparation to quit') there are two things to do, and it really is that simple....

no patches, no gum, no counselling, no buddies, no 10 point plans......

1. DO NOT BUY ANY MORE CIGARETTES.
2. KNOW that if you smoke another fag EVER (such as one offered to you by a friend etc) then you will be the biggest, most pathetic pussy whoever cursed the planet.

basically, metal the fuck up and just stop. that is the philosophy.

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i quit cold turkey in january. the hardest part for me was not having a cig in one hand when there was a beer in the other. so i had to do the terrible for a while, quit drinking. i didnt drink for about 2-3 weeks after i quit so then i didnt get those hardcore cravings.

another thing that helped me was joining a gym. i worked really hard to be healthier and i knew i couldnt work out and smoke. all in all its the best thing i've ever done.

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Man up, grow a pair, and quit.

It's about willpower. Just stop. Ignore those urges and don't give into them. Everything else is just an excuse for being weak. Sure it's going to suck for a few days but once you get past day 4 it'll be a breeze.

You don't NEED a cig. Just remember that.

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I haven't smoked in a week. today is one week and I feel your pain. I also only smoke 4-5 a day and sometimes 1 or 2. the hardest part for me is the drive to and from work. if I only smoke 2 in a day it was during the drive.

for me knowing that I am ready to quit was the turning point. I just don't have a desire to smoke anymore. and the people that I work with respect the fact that I told them I quit and have stopped asking me to go out and smoke with them.

its all about support. I will post here when I have a craving. you do the same. maybe it will help.
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