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We tend to dwell on the cravings after we stop smoking without realizing that although we do have these "thoughts" of wanting a smoke, that is what we did tens of times a day when we actually did smoke. Such is the nicotine addiction that it's schedule had us lighting up every few minutes to appease its appetite.
These cravings will go away whether we feed them or not.
Now that we are non...
Hi all, just wondering if anyone quit while living with a heavy smoker? My husband smokes 10 packs of 40 per week. This is between work and home. So cigarette smoke is always present. Don’t get me started on cost, worked it out to be between $22,500 and $24,000 per year. I smoke a lot less then he does but decided that I have better things to do with the money. I gave up once before for over two ...
My own attempts have had had many positive outcomes in my life for the good, but with each failure I was left with the feeling of guilt and being totally inadequate. How was it I could achieve so much with my new thoughts and beliefs yet not maintain my commitment to myself about smoking? I have learned for me that the long term maintenance of growing and being successful (as a person too) in my ...
So what is a craving? We hear so much about these cravings that it has prevented us from even thinking about quitting smoking in fear of them. There is nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear can immobilize you into doing nothing, which can be harmful in itself.
Through knowledge and learning about yourself you can rid of the fear that prevents you from taking the steps to quit smoking.
I quit on Thursday! I don't know how I will go but am determined to keep being a quitter! It's Monday and I have had one smoke, is that bad?
Hey guys I’m day 2 and I’m wondering if anyone else experienced being really tired and headaches.. how long does this usually last for? Not giving up! But just need some advice.
I started smoking since I was 12-year-old and had attempted quitting more than 30 times.
It was the most challenging and arduous task I have ever undertaken.
Quitting was difficult because I believed that I had given up a real 'pleasure' or 'enjoyment.'
I deprived myself of a thing that I thought would give me 'happiness' it was no wonder why I envied smokers.
But as soon as I unde...
I am making this story i refer to from time to time a little easier to access by bringing it forward. I hope it gives some insight and help to some starting out.
If You've Givin'Up Given'Up Try This!!!
So many newcomers lately. Some read the posts and are excited by the mindset they are learning. They are off to a great start, and i am sure they will succeed. However, many put in an appeara...
I just wanted to say thank you to all you guys who have written such heartfelt words for me.
I’m committed to replying to all of you , however I’m a bit of a technical moron and I can’t seem to find the way to respond to each of you.
If anyone could guide I would be most great full 🙏🏼
I recently discovered that my old links for his book do not work. I did manage to find this page and the author gives a PDF link about three lines down. He also writes some brief notes about the book and what he got out of it. I do not like the fact that he "skimmed through the book" as Allan Carr request that you read and absorb every word until you understand the concept.
This is a must read ...
Deciding to quit smoking because of the cost is not a good enough reason alone. We have all deprived ourselves of better things in life while choosing to smoke. Maybe you couldn't afford to buy a house. That is a great security and investment if you missed out.
Some maybe don't eat as well as they should. Others can' t enroll their kids in hockey. Family vacations are out of question. How muc...
I do apologise for asking this question in this area, I understand it's unorthodox, but I just haven't been able to find out where I go to respond to comments left by other members. Would someone be kind enough to help me/ tell me how I can respond to comments left for me please?
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<em><u>I would have to say that one of the things that has helped me to quit for the 9 days that I have are the 2 stress balls that I bought to occupy my hands. One is a stegosaurus dinosaur and when I squeeze it, green bubbles ooze out the sides. I have another one that is pink, and it has tiny gel like be...
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Hey guys! I’m aiming to be quit smoking by the 1st of July and I’m wanting advice I’m defiantly ready but I want to be prepared. Tell me how you quick. 💕
It’s all “just fluff & stuff”
I’ve added fluff and other things (smoking, shopping, spending, people) into my life in an attempt to comfort an unloved vulnerable young girl, to try and make her happy, feel loved and accepted. I just wanted acceptance. I must start with self acceptance of course xx
She was abandoned and neglected at times during her childhood & she needed her only comforter and...
No truer words or wiser advice can be given for this journey. A fellow quitter, adeptly named Battle Won posted this phrase and I want to share it. Once we make up our minds, we go on to achieve that goal, so fully engage the mind in that positive direction and it will take you there . Do not doubt nor resist the journey. You should know before starting out that nicotine has done nothing for you,...
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We’ve also made some changes to the top stories section. These are current stories and are now only from the last month. The reason for adding this section is to make it easier for new members to find some of the great conversations that are happening on the forum.
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It seems that some, including myself, are having trouble posting, since the change.. I also think, the first thing we should see, is the latest post, not top stories. The way it was. It was simple, clean, and easy to use. We have a saying, here in the States,, IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT.. :)
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Well one year to the day since I quit.Not going to say it's been all good.Slipped up over Xmas and had 3 smokes.I Vomited immediately and felt really I'll for the whole day.Nothing since then but some days I feel like one but wouldn't. Nearly 50 years of smoking and my lungs are clear and I have more money lol.I used strong Nicotine patches for 3 months and that was it.I know how everyone is fe...
I have a very hectic life very stressful which I would always head straight for a smoke and I don’t want to replace smokes with food.
I’m just wondering how people work through basically life’s challenges how they have worked through it especially in the first couple of days. Please I would love to hear from your experiences
Here are my most effective ways I combat urges to smoke:
1. Chew toffee or a treat that’ll take some time to eat. Chewing gum is fine.
2. Think about the consequences of smoking and the fact that lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer
3. If you’re a guy... masturbate. No I’m not kidding. It’s gonna get your mind completely off it and give you the dopamine your brain so desperately needs....
I'm have quit with Champix and this is my 12th day of being smoke free today. I'd like to share some of my methods with you. If one of them helps a single person I'm happy.
1. I've written the reasons why I want to quit on the inside of my fingers. So every time I get a craving I read: Health, kids, longevity, money.
2. After reading it I do some deep beating for 30 seconds and am happy th...
Day 1 and I can’t hold a thought for more than a few seconds, except the thought that I’d like a smoke! I remember when my dad quit years ago. He’d stare out the window with a glass of juice in his hand instead of a cig. I’m replacing each cig with a glass of water, focusing on how clean and refreshing it feels going down.
Hi new quitters! Congrats are getting this far in your quit. I often see new quitters ask when it will get better. My pro opinion (and at 32 months I’m allowed to have one) is that things start to mentally improve on Day 8. Day one is fairly easy. Day two makes you wonder if you can do this. Day three is the WORST because your brain just figured out what’s going on. Day four your brain is hav...
Just thought I would try to help a few of the people who have posted Llanelli about their struggles with quitting. We keep saying it and that is because it is key to quitting happily.
Your mindset is a very powerful tool...and you can use it to aid in quitting more easily.
Be happy that you have quit...be happy that you have been smart enough to kick that habit out of your life. A lot ...
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I didn't know what section to put this request in on this forum? I will be on 10 days without a cigarette but tomorrow is my Birthday and I usually go out with some family and friends. Bit of anxiety there, but I am looking forward to it also. Coming home and the let down of not celebrating with a cigarette is in my mind at the moment, so I need some ideas/help for tomorrow. Thanks
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