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Go for long walks, listen to music, multi vitamins, lots of water, exercise, get minties
Each time you smoke, you are:-
1. Literally burning a part of your hard earned money
2. Feeding dangerous chemicals to your body
3. Going away from lofe with each puff
4. increasing the risk of unhealthy death
i believe none of the above is warranted in a sane person's life
I quit 2 days ago with a patch. This isn’t the first time I have quit. My problem is staying quit. My past quits have been cold turkey, gum or patches. I know with me it is totally more of a mental addiction. I’ve joined this forum for support from other quitters and maybe helpful tips you can give and to give support to future quitters.
I was a smoker for 36 years it was starting to affect my health as I'm lung infections and not being able to breathe etc...I gave up 6 weeks ago and can't believe I don't even think about smokes anymore..occasionally I get what I think is a craving and on those times I use the nicorette inhaler, I honestly think that little device has helped me quit.
I'm so happy and will never touch another dis...
Hi everyone, I haven’t been on here for a very long time. I’ve tried so many times to give up. I need help🙁 I need motivation & support with quitting.
I decided to write this because this wonderful concept, one-day-at-a-time, which has helped myself and so many others deal with drinking, smoking, over-eating, and so many simply unpleasant situations, is widely misunderstood.
To many it is no more than mental trickery, a dynamic. We are kidding ourselves, really, aren't we? After all, we may say one-day-at-a-time but we really know it means f...
I don't know what I am doing differently but I am still smoke free. I get up for a couple of hours most nights. I prayed about it every day. I was so determined not to smoke over sleep deprivation. I was putting myself to bed early each night. Then I would wake up in the middle of the night. I figured if I took up smoking because of lack of sleep I would never be able to stop. Lately I have slept...
Had been smoking for 50 years apart from a couple of short breaks...Anyone with a similar habit knows how hard it is to quit, besides which I have always considered it as one of the few things I do well.Smoking consists of basically two things - The Addiction to nicotine and the Habit....Sticking it in your mouth, lighting it, smoking it and sharing with your friends..Now the addiction is the eas...
Hi everyone it’s only day 1 for me today using patches. Been smoking 24 years only ever tried once before on champix went 4 months to then cave 😢. Trying my best to be stronger this time but really feeling like I need help!!! And hints or tips would be greatly appreciated 😊
i smoked for a 5 years and searched for a way too stop smoking.
i recommend the video guide i made to stop smoking.
type in youtube "a healthy way too stop smoking"
a short guide around 8 min and if you follow it for a month it would be easier for you too stop smoking entirely . getting over your psychologies habits and substitute physical smoke craving is important to succeed stopping smo...
In my quit smoking survival kit i have:
1. Kava capsules or powder for quitting smoking side effects like irritability. They have helped alot at keeping me calm.
2. Fidget toy sutch as a stress ball or fidget spinner.
3. Symbolic friendly reminders, i have a coin to symbolize the mony i am saving and a feather to remind me of my freedom of addiction.
4. Cuticle Oil and a good lip balm. Just ...
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...
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. 💕
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
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...
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I have been quit of all smokes for 290 days it's been a while since i last posted but wanted to share my experience it seems to me i can not smoke but i have to of had a drink of alcohol. It seems to me that if i run out of alcohol then i'd relapse and start smoking again as alcohol withdrawal is pretty bad but still smoke free and feels good my lungs are alot better now. When i was smoking i wa...
I have slipped an few times trying to quit. But i would always start again week later to quit. So far so good on my 4th day.
Thanks for all your stories, everyone... VERy enlightening... time for plan B (or whatever, did not keep track.) I did notice that the lozenges were only lasting about 2 hours before feeling irritable and anxious again, and I can't seen to go for longer periods. I now know that many others have been on them for years, and that is a real eye-opener as far as my chances of getting off these gradu...
Well, two years ago today, I snuffed out my last smoke.. It is still Feb, 15th here. You folks, down under, will be reading this on my tomorrow, but I'm writing it on your yesterday :)
The best tip, I can give to new comers, is to realize, this does not have to be a journey. You do not have to stay quit. It does not have to be a life long battle. You simply have to real...
Giving up this Monday for good. Want to be here for my kids weddings
It is so hard to find a way to remove yourself from the smoking triggers. I booked a cruise for 3 days and left the smokes behind. This was a completely foreign environment to me and helped me not only with the triggers but also the inability to buy smokes onboard as this was a domestic cruise and no duty free shopping allowed.
I smoked 60+ cigarettes a day for over 30 years and had tried many times to give up, but just couldn't stay off them.
Finally I found a strategy that worked and I have now been smoke-free for 18 years. What I did was:
1. Set my intention to give up as soon as I felt I could. I reinforced this by thinking about how things would be better if I did. More money. Less smelly. Better health. No hassl...
I used to smoke some 20 cigs per day. I had tried many times to stop - but without success. Then I met this gorgeous lady who said "You have to stop smoking if you want to get me into bed". So I used one of my strongest project management techniques to help me. Knowing a successful outcome is a sequence of small, successful steps, I decided that I would <strong>not</strong> undertake the big "GIV...
Well it's not my tip but if anyone can help me I am struggling with fatigue, stress, coping with difficult situations and will power all rolled up in one. So much so that I weakened when I got home and had a smoke. My partner still smokes which makes it difficult though he does try to steer clear of me outside. I managed to get through a difficult day at work but just felt so exhausted when I ...
I was once a regular poster here about how great i was going off the smokes..
Now ive been smoking again for about 6 months.. have attempted champix again but they were unsuccessful this time..
How did you do it? I really want to quit but i work, go to work placement and study full time.. its all a bit overwhelming!
I really need to break this habit. I was smoke free 7 years had a stressful event in my life and I started again about 8 months ago. I can go with having 3 cigs a day to 10 a day it varies. I want to end it all
1045 days free of nicotine and rarely think of cigarettes other than those poor people having to sneak out for a “ fix “. After 53 years of smoking I finally quit. For me I was just sick of the whole habit. I had half tried to quit a few times but this time I knew enough was enough. I took a selfie of me smoking my last cigarette , took a deep breath , and made a decision to face whatever came at...
I'm now 11 days into a quit attempt and managed not to smoke at all which is amazing for me. What surprises me is i never smoked a pack a day but got so addicted. What's good though is i'm having alot less cravings for cigarettes so i think i'm progressing really well. I felt terrible for about 8 days and have seem to come through on the other side pretty well. I haven't been able though to stop...
I am 3 days free of the slave driving demon cigarettes! My question to everyone is what did you do when caught off guard by the sudden and unexpected whiff of a cigarette? My fiancée still smokes, thankfully outside (I used to as well) and he’s been very respectful of not smoking directly in front of or near me, however, if I step out back and he’s out front for example and I smell it unexpectedl...
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