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Nov 20 2012
By: Ethintyre Lombax Warrior 259 posts
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Quitting Smoking

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Hey y'all, (insert southern American accent here), trying to pick up on these forums again and I thought I would start by using something that is relatively old but still bugging me. As you've probably guessed already it's my dependency on nicotine.

 

When I first started it was simply out of curiosity, I figured if so many people were smoking there had to be something appealing about it. Roughly two years has gone by since it became a habit of mine, off and on. The thing is quitting smoking is easy, the hard part is not starting again. I've gotten used to smoking lest often whereas I used to go through a pack of cigarettes in one day, now it takes me a good three or four days to go through one. This means I'm making progress. It's been a couple of months since I've given up using alcohol, which compared to quitting tobacco was like a slice of pie. I think because I was never really addicted to alcohol. Now I have no problems not drinking even if people around me are. I`ve been looking around for "advice" or guidelines to quit, but I end up getting more or less the same thing. "Go for a walk when you crave, drink some water, excersise, keep your mind occupied so your not thiking about it, etc." And it hasn't been helping much. Perhaps some outside perspective would help me. Or maybe some people on the forums have quit and are willing to share their story/thoughts?

 

Ironically, all this talk about quitting has made me crave another smoke... so off I go struggling to understand why I keep coming back to it.

~Et

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Re: Quitting Smoking

Nov 20, 2012
Find something else to do. I never smoked so I can't really help you. You can also buy those cigars that have water vapor.
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Nov 20, 2012

lII-Venom-lII wrote:
Find something else to do. I never smoked so I can't really help you. You can also buy those cigars that have water vapor.

Electronic cigarettes tend to be really expensive, also friends of mine that have used them claim to feel no satisfaction. It seems more of a scam than anything to me.

~Et

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Nov 20, 2012

TL;DR. :smileyhappy:

 

My mom told me when i was younger that she and almost everyone in her family smoked at some point, she said it was the biggest mistake she ever made, she stopped smoking after she got pregnant of my sister, some of my aunts and uncles still smokes and she says she can't do anything about it, they have to stop.

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I quit cold turkey more or less. I may have had set backs and lit up after a week or so but I didn't buy another pack. Just had that one and stopped again. Chewing gum was probably the biggest help. It's tough and you may find yourself lighting up. Just don't get discouraged. Quit again and don't buy a pack the temptation may be too much. Good Luck!!! :smileywink:

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Nov 21, 2012

I tried a cig once but it burned my throat. I had the nasty taste all day. Im never having another one again. 


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Nov 22, 2012
I've smoked and I never got addicted, I honestly feel sorry for people who can't function without them.

Most don't feel hungry till they smoke in the morning, and can't relieve their bladder/bowls till they have one. It basically runs their life.

Now I very rarely smoke, very rarely when I am drinking (I try to drink responsibly and so should everyone else) I might have a cigar as the high end ones taste very nice, and smoke can calm my stomach somehow, even though I inhale it in my lungs... I don't get it but I am also intoxicated so I don't get a lot of things.

Getting side tracked but I don't know what to suggest to quit, everyone usually has something to calm them, smoking, drinking, caffinated beverages etc. This isn't really the best place to ask this. Try some other internet discussion made for medical help OR see a doctor. My best of luck to you, I'd like to see less people taking days off their life and wasting money on cigs.
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Renegade_angel95 wrote:
I've smoked and I never got addicted, I honestly feel sorry for people who can't function without them.

lol. I can "function" without a cigarette, I just get a little cranky when I don't have one. :smileyindifferent:

 


renatbls wrote:

TL;DR. :smileyhappy:

 

My mom told me when i was younger that she and almost everyone in her family smoked at some point, she said it was the biggest mistake she ever made, she stopped smoking after she got pregnant of my sister, some of my aunts and uncles still smokes and she says she can't do anything about it, they have to stop.





"TL;DR." ?


ne1atall wrote:
I quit cold turkey more or less. I may have had set backs and lit up after a week or so but I didn't buy another pack. Just had that one and stopped again. Chewing gum was probably the biggest help. It's tough and you may find yourself lighting up. Just don't get discouraged. Quit again and don't buy a pack the temptation may be too much. Good Luck!!! :smileywink:

Thanks, I'll look into buying some chewing gum. :smileyhappy:

~Et

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Nov 25, 2012

When my mother quit, she avoided products that contained caffeine for the first few days, because the caffeine made her want a cigarette. She also took up knitting to keep her hands busy, but... uh... that's probably not for everyone LOL!! Good luck, I hope you manage it. You've done really well to cut back from a pack a day to a pack every few days already.

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Nov 25, 2012

Cold turkey and willpower :smileyhappy:

Good luck

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