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Posted in Getting started 10 Jun 2019

I am wanting to give up again. Finding it very hard. Please help I have had a few attempts to quit. Just need motivation & support.

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  • Red-67 June 10, 2019 | 7:35
    You may want to quit, but apparently you still want to smoke..
    There is a difference. The only motivation you need, is to really make up your mind, that you do not want to smoke. It is, your mind, and your hand. All you have to do is take control of them.. When you get up, just tell yourself NO, I will not smoke.. I do NOT WANT to smoke. It really can be as easy as YOU make it..
  • softly40 , Mid North Coast June 10, 2019 | 10:02
    I gave up a few times Kylie and I too thought it was hard, my intention was sincere but I lacked the knowledge of what the ONE cigarette can do to your journey of giving up. Actually there is nothing you have to give up because the problem is not only the tar but the nicotine which is the addictive substance and can stop you from succeeding, most of us have read Alan Cars book which identifies the mental attitude that is needed to succeed along with placing the hideous addictive nicotine as part of the problem. You do not say if you are getting any aids to help you. This time you have this forum, so no excuses to stop you from learning more about this problem.
  • PV June 10, 2019 | 10:15
    Have you tried using Zyban? Its working wonders for me. None of those horrible physical cravings. Granted Im only just starting Day 3, but Ive quit for good.
  • auspark June 10, 2019 | 15:02
    Oh I'm so sorry - I'm on day 52 and it is hard, but there are a few things that have helped me- drinking water first thing in the morning instead of having a cigarette, deep breathing and feeling great that it doesn't hurt and I don't cough, remembering the smell, remembering if I smoke I'll stink it will stink, I'll feel light headed and won't even enjoy it, will be SO disappointed and disgusted with myself.
    You can deep breathe through the hard times they pass, and there's' more time between each hard time every day.

    It DOES get easier like everyone says.

    maybe we should try that carr book everyone's talking about.

    How long have you quit for?

    HOLD on - you can do this
  • Robn June 10, 2019 | 16:28
    Hi Kylie1979, read the Allen Carr “Easyway to quit smoking” it will help you understand how to change your mindset. The motivation you need is within you.....if you want to smoke you will....if you make up your mind that you want to quit, you will. Really think about it in depth.....what does smoking give you? The way I see it, smoking just takes and takes...your money, your health, your self esteem. It gives you nothing and deep down we all know that....
    Come on, this can be the last time you quit and you won’t regret it.
  • Puffer June 10, 2019 | 17:14
    You are already nearly there. It is on your mind constantly. You have become obsessive with wanting to give up but just need something to make you commit. You will feel so accomplished and proud when you finally do it. It will happen when the time is right for you....
  • PuffNoMore , Southern NSW June 10, 2019 | 23:57
    Its a no-brainer. Dont think about smoking ever again. we have had years of thinking about Quitting. Forget about it. Now is the time, dont look back. It was a bad decision all those years ago. Its time to ...............

    heal and live the best we can, however long we have left alive in this world
  • Happiness June 11, 2019 | 2:09
    We never decided to smoke Kylie. Made the mistake of trying it, and then the nicotine addiction took hold. Tobacco companies add chemicals even arsenic to them I have read. Whatever they can do to keep you addicted for the rest of your life. To give you that hit of dopamine that keeps you coming back for more and more.
    It is the nicotine that compells you to satisfy the craving. The cigarettes are the cause of this craving, this relentless never ending cycle. The cycle can be broken and many here are proof it can be done.
    You need to find the motivation and accept it in your mind. Allan Carr's book the Easy Way to Quit Smoking or his Stop Smoking Permanently are good books you can get at your local library. I have a link, but I don't believe it works any more. I will have to see if I can find another one. I hope many took advantage while it was accessible and free.

    Start improving your health by keeping cigarettes out of reach so that you smoke mindfully. Surprising how many we don't even realize we do. When you do smoke, think about the negatives, the taste....swish it...taste the poison. Smoke while doing nothing else but devoting the time to it. You will soon start to resent the time it takes and understand it's power over you.

    Read and learn until you can wrap your head around it. When you want to quit smoking more than you want to smoke, it will happen. Baby step will get you there....

    Knowledge is power! Positive thinking leads to positive results!

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