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Drinking and smoking

Posted in Getting started 28 Dec 2020

I’ve been a smoker since I was 16 I’m now 43 - smoked a lot in my 20 and 30 but since had kids- I can go days and weeks without smoking until I have a glass of wine and then I crave / need cigarettes-

I can’t seem to break this habit and I feel so remorseful and angry the next morning after a night drinking and smoking. Love to hear stories on how to break this awful habit. If I can not smoke majority of the time why am I do I only smoke when I drink!

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  • Happiness December 28, 2020 | 9:59
    lol. don't know! I am sure most people would love to be like you! Not that any smoke is good for you, but it just doesn't stop there for 99.9 of the population. It is an addictive drug of which we have not control over......all or none are our options. We have to first admit that we are addicts and say Not One Puff Ever.......not to say that you might also turn that corner, but you will know it !Just admit to yourself, which is what we as smokers would not admit and tell ourselves that we actually enjoy it to justify rather than admit our weakness! But here you are admitting it!

    I am sure if you are not drinking all the time and therefore smoking and inhaling the destructive tars and poisons as smokers usually do......your body has intervals to recoup. I am also sure it is just a habit associated and you could break it. Stop buying them? if they are not handy........ditch the lighter? Ask friends before you drink not to offer them........
  • Robn December 28, 2020 | 12:31
    Hi, I think it has become a social addiction. The alcohol triggers the desire to smoke. You just need to change your mindset...self talk...I don’t need to smoke to have an enjoyable drink with friends, I don’t want to smoke at all and I have the power to change this. Practice, practice and keep practicing to break this will get there if you truly want to
  • softly40 , Mid North Coast December 29, 2020 | 7:44
    K01977, I had a problem with this one, because I tried many times to stop when I was out socializing not necessarily drinking. Still you want to be free to be able to say I don't smoke ever, the only thing that broke this habit for me was to say every day, and in those situations, NOPE (not one puff ever) you eventually will overcome the habit, and you will be so proud you did.

    I went to my nieces on Christmas day, where 4 people were smoking, and it still felt strange to not be smoking, I dont mix with them outside of Christmas, but let's put it this way, I am so glad I don't have the need to ostracise myself and belong to this group. Your friends are here so keep in touch.

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