posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 03:31 PM
I just quit, around Christmas. A lot of the people in this thread helped me through, some also quit with me. If you read through the thread that
Chissler mentioned, you can see lots of techniques and advice. I posted my progress in the form of the results of my doctor visits.
I reasoned that I was smoking, just to maintain normalcy. The same normalcy
that I had before I even smoked. Sure, the first few smokes give you a sort of nicotine buzz..But after that, I was merely smoking to NOT become foggy
headed, and grouchy. Just to maintain a regular mental and physical state.
Something I can do for free now..Just had to get over the hump..
In my case, I took time off from work, when my wife was out of town.
I just started paying attention to the triggers, trying to avoid those situations. If they were unavoidable situations, I made note. Sometimes I would
smoke anyway. But over time, the non-smoking part of me began to take hold. The slips became less and less frequent. I used the gum, by the way. I
still use it now, but even that is becoming less and less.
It's good that you have tried to quit before, keep trying. Don't beat yourself up, for falling off the butt-wagon. Just consider it time spent as a
And try again.
Feel free to visit the thread mentioned above, or U2U me, or post in your thread here..I'll keep an eye out for your posts.
And keep thinking about quitting..You'll know when you are ready..