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quitting smoking.. easy

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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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I just smoked my last cigarette four hours ago.. I have an almost full pack and a used ashthray sitting next to me. Ill be drinking a couple beers as well, so the temptation for a cigg will be huge.

I have smoked a pack a day for over 8 years now and have had it..
I also just want to prove to myself that quitting smoking isn't hard, you just need to have a little discipline and motivation.
Im not going to take any nico pills, patches, gum.. it's all bs and takes away the ''fun'' of quitting.
If you smoke yourself, please join me and quit this great but nasty habit.
I realize the title of this thread is misleading, because I haven't even started yet.
But when I fail and feel bad about it, when I log in and see my thread title ''...easy'' I will even feel worse. So with that in mind I cant fail..




posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 07:11 PM
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I'll smoke a cigarette to that one!



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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Hey dude... I have quit a few times before. I have found that it helps to use positive self talk/self hypnosis to do be smoke free.

I would tell myself when I felt the urge: I am smoke free!

Saying that you have quit smoking may reinforce that you are a quitter.

Also I drank Green tea because of it's detoxifying effects. there are other natural things that help the body to detox as well.

I would also eat an apple when I would get the urge. Fruit releases chemicals in the brain that is like the chemicals that are released from nicotine. Also the act of doing something distracts from the irritation.

Keep up the will power



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:04 PM
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reply to post by eye open doors
 


All great advice, thank you.
Im pretty determined though and im not trying to make it easy on myself.
I think tomorrow will be the hardest.


[edit on 15-7-2008 by BcnDiamond]



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:09 PM
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I am with you! It is tough I find myself considering that I am in the same boat as you.

I commend your effort and hope you succeed.

I hope to follow your path in the very near future.

Set the example for me



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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The first few days were the worst for me, but after a few weeks I forgot that I even smoked.

Way to harness the will power!



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 03:58 PM
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Still going strong after a day.. !
This morning when waking up was the hardest for me.
You have a coffee, read some news, and smoke a .... damn.. gonne miss that.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:06 PM
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I hear its a three day hump you gotta clear when quitting. Go buy you a pack of gum, and when you feel like you want a cigarette, just pop a piece of gum in and chew away!



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:25 PM
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No crutches for this guy...

It may prolong the process



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by BcnDiamond

I have smoked a pack a day for over 8 years


And if you don't keep up the "I've had it" attitude, you'll be like me ............ 31 years, and hating every minute of it.

Cheers to ya man !!!



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:36 PM
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Good job buddy. I think you'll find that in the end, you'll have such a sense of pride that this struggle will seem very well worth it.

Enjoy the ride!



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:53 PM
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Its easy to quit smoking.... Ive done it hundreds of times already.

Jokes aside..... it might be a good idea to have people around you who dont like smoking? and possibly something like a lollypop so you have something in your mouth instead of a cigarette.....


....donno if they help, just a few suggestions. Keep up the good work man.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 04:55 PM
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I respect you for this decission.

I helped my ex quit and how he did it was to eat those orange slice chewy candies one after another for about a week.

I smoke too. I want to quit. I think of it everyday.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 05:37 PM
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I quit 5 years ago, and I am sooo happy I did. I was tired of smelling like smoke and being a slave to something that made me a social outcast. It is hard. I tried the patches , but I kept forgetting to put them on in the morning, and I really didnt feel any different. It was just as expensive as buying cigarettes.

Hang in there. You can do it- make a list of all the yucky stuff they do to you. Get your teeth whitened, clean everything that smells like smoke and throw away the ashtrays and any unsmoked cigarettes. Dont let your smoking friends smoke in your house.

I was told to stop drinking coffee too, but screw that. You cant give up all the stuff you love.

Good luck, dont give up.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 05:38 PM
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I'll join when my next baby is expected, I don't have the discipline and feeling of need to quit now. Just curious but what are your strategies to quitting?



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 05:42 PM
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quitting is easy, I do it like twice a year - haven't had any problems yet!



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 05:50 PM
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Yea, I bought lots of food earlier tonight, including pops and regular gum.
But pretty much everyone around me smokes and I don't mind. If I decide to quit, they don't have to.

If your thinking of quitting, keep that thought in your head and one of these days, you will think that's it.. and go for it.
I think the most effective way is going cold turkey, but it shouldn't become an obsession, if you smoke one or two cigarettes a day, you will be fine as long as you don't make it 3 or 4 the next day.
If you suddenly get that feeling of quitting, just do it right that moment, if you say, oh i'll stop monday you might just feel different about it.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 06:17 PM
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You really wanna quit?

Go for a JOG!

Then you will realize just how fubar your lungs are and you will be done!



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 06:45 PM
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when i quite smoking im gonna have to do something about limiting my coffee as well, especially in the morning..coffee & smokes go sibe by side



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 07:11 PM
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Especially smoking after sex, how can you not have a cigarette after you've had crazy, wild, sex. It's impossible!




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