Going to really try and quit these cigarettes this time. 33 replies

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ItsChip

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#1 7 years ago

So I'm seriously going to try and quit them this time. I failed many many times using patches, gum, electronic cigarettes and all failed.

I think I should just go cold turkey and stick it out.

Usually I would have smoked around 10-12 a day. But then I turned to rolling tobacco which was far cheaper and I would have between 15-20 rollies a day.

It kept me going through school, work and being bored. A nice cigarette was always nice in the morning before classes.

But I stink, my teeth are taking a turn for the worse, it is very draining on the cash and it is really not attractive personally.

Anyone here ex-smokers? Or even smokers at that, anything will help.

I begin tomorrow.




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#2 7 years ago

Chemotherapy for lung cancer costs $30,000 a month. Injections to treat lung cancer cost $4000 at your pharmacy.

Quit smoking.




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#3 7 years ago

When you start to feel the temptation, go and do something else. Don't sit there thinking on how you mustn't have it - or take one of the substitutes - that just gets you thinking on how much you don't have it.

Make the decision now that if you find yourself with a pack of cigs in your hand you'll throw them away. Imagine yourself with them there and imagine yourself throwing them away. Make lots of decisions like that now - they serve as stop-points in your actions. Just making the decision that you won't smoke - while laudable - can be reinforced by making fall-back/supporting decisions ahead of the likely points of failure.

Remember - if you know something difficult, and you stand a chance of failing, plan for those points.




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#4 7 years ago

Alot of people smoke because they are bored and it is something to do while out and about or just sitting at home. Replace smoking with something cliched or just try and keep yourself active.

if you're out doing something you're less likely to be thinking about smoking than if you were sitting at hom on the sofa watching a shitty tv show.

Anyway good luck to you :)




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#5 7 years ago

The longest I've managed without smoking has been cold-turkey. Statistics support this as a method of quitting too. At the end of the day, if you use supplements you're just keeping yourself hooked on nicotine - the addictive substance in cigarettes.

Although, the longest I went was only a fortnight, and I had the aim of pulling a bird who didn't smoke and detested those who did.

You nee one of two things, in my estimation, to quit smoking. A meaningful reason to quit, besides your health (let's face it, the possibility of cancer when you're in your 50s won't seem too urgent, and your physical stamina just requires extra work - I smoke and go to the gym four times a week without issue), or a hobby or job that will distract you from your habit. Because at the end of the day it's the habit that gets you.

I can happily go for hours without smoking, until I either think about smoking, or do something that normally entails smoking - going on a break at work, for example, normally means sparking up for me.

Get yourself a reason to quit and something to stop you thinking about quitting, and you'll be sorted. If you can accomplish both for at least two weeks you'll be fine

Incidentally, adverts promoting anti-smoking aids should be banned, as nothing else has driven me to smoking again when trying to quit more than one of those adverts. Even seeing somebody smoke in a film isn't as bad.




CKY2K

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#6 7 years ago

ItsChip;5589381So I'm seriously going to try and quit them this time. I failed many many times using patches, gum, electronic cigarettes and all failed.

I think I should just go cold turkey and stick it out.

Usually I would have smoked around 10-12 a day. But then I turned to rolling tobacco which was far cheaper and I would have between 15-20 rollies a day.

It kept me going through school, work and being bored. A nice cigarette was always nice in the morning before classes.

But I stink, my teeth are taking a turn for the worse, it is very draining on the cash and it is really not attractive personally.

Anyone here ex-smokers? Or even smokers at that, anything will help.

I begin tomorrow.

When I was 17 I used to go through 2 packs a day... Disgusting, but that was when I was at my worst... I quit a few times since then, like a lot of my buds I always relapsed when I was drinking. I started exercising and running a lot and that ended up making me quit again for a bit until I stopped doing that... I finally ended up quitting after I lost my job last year. I had no money. Now at 23, I only smoke a couple when I'm drinking and have been doing that for awhile now without completely falling off the wagon. Eventually I hope to stop for good.

Money's one reason for me, but lung and throat cancer runs in my family, I don't want to get cancer... Plus I noticed after a week of not smoking I had a lot more energy and felt healthier. Whenever you smoke always think about the damage to yourself your doing, the potential risks your taking, think about the money too, and the smell. I know after I smoke one I have to wash my hands now, I can't stand it. Eventually all that might help you quit... Best of luck. :)




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#7 7 years ago

ItsChip;5589381So I'm seriously going to try and quit them this time. I failed many many times using patches, gum, electronic cigarettes and all failed.

I think I should just go cold turkey and stick it out.

Usually I would have smoked around 10-12 a day. But then I turned to rolling tobacco which was far cheaper and I would have between 15-20 rollies a day.

It kept me going through school, work and being bored. A nice cigarette was always nice in the morning before classes.

But I stink, my teeth are taking a turn for the worse, it is very draining on the cash and it is really not attractive personally.

Anyone here ex-smokers? Or even smokers at that, anything will help.

I begin tomorrow.

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Quit. Simple as that.




CKY2K

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#8 7 years ago

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Quit. Simple as that.

Yea, that sure helps.... Look at that the next morning you wake up and feel like you just coughed up a lung into the sink... :barf:

P.S. Cold Turkey is really the only way... It takes awhile then when you smoke that next square you feel like it's your first one again and you can't inhale it as deep as you could when you were used to smoking.




wjlaslo

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#9 7 years ago

Just my personal tip, never smoked and so never tried to quit, but I hear it works...whenever you feel like smoking, tell yourself, Not yet - when I'm done with this task (or whatever you're doing). And when you're done, tell yourself the same thing again. This keeps the mental "reward" in the back of your mind, even if you know you aren't going to let yourself.

Good luck!




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#10 7 years ago

SuperSmeg;558984832286378.png

Quit. Simple as that.

Contrary to popular belief, imagery like that doesn't help quit smoking. It merely tends to reaffirm the sense of superiority that non-smokers tend to have.

Smokers, like everybody else on the planet (we aren't a separate race, incidentally) have a short term memory with short-term ambitions. A short-term, immediately tangible goal, like money or pulling a bird, tends to have more sway than the distant ramifications of lung cancer or a heart condition, when it comes to quitting. Or a recent smoking related death or ailment in the family, incidentally. Which didn't help me.