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posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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reply to post by Greenize
 


Congrats, I am a smoker and still smoking, BUT intend to quit soon. So I will give you my ideology....


Do or do not, there is not try.

Master Yoda, Star Wars Episode Five: "The Empire Strikes Back"


Good luck and remember MIND OVER MATTER.




posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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I smoked like a chimney for 15 years.
My solution? A collapsed lung and three days in the hospital.
Results? gained 15 Lbs and saved a lot of money!

Good luck to you!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by jd140
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Thats the type of person I was referring to as anti smoking nazis.

Beware the holier than thou syndrome.


Yes. The worst thing about anti smoking campaign is that it became anti smokers campaign.

It is a typical NWO fascist-Nazi preparation for much worse treatment of people to come...

Now, about quitting smoking. I, who smoke for 40 years now, and am about to quit, did quit once for 3 years.

That time I just said I'll quit and didn't give it a thought, as if I wasn't going to smoke a cigarette again in my life. It worked until the moment I spontaneously started to smoke again. That was a stupid mistake, but I must say that cigarettes 20 years ago were much better quality than what they sell us today, which is pure crap for choking people to death. I started to smoke when I was a kid because cigarettes did have a good smell and they didn't stink.

A couple of years I started to smoke 1 cig per hour, and did it for half a year. That means 13-14 cigarettes per day, I could breathe again (normally I smoke 2 packs per day, which is too much).

The key thing really is that your decision must be like in my first case - make it so that you never give it a thought. It has to be put behind and not reflected upon.

I will now apply this 1 cig per hour method for a couple a days because I know it is dangerous to produce such a shock, the stress may cause some nasty physiological reactions.

After that, I'm just gonna put it behind and behave as if I never smoked. I've done this with other things which needed to be put behind and I know that is the most efficient way. It's all about determination and not about democratic internal dialogue with many pros and cons, which in the end ruin the decision and put cigarette again into your mouth.

Good luck to everyone, tomorrow's gonna be a black Friday for smokes



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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I didn't read all the posts, so you've probably heard this over and over. I smoked for about 31 years, 2-3 packs per day. I quit 18 months ago and have never felt better. I admit there are days when it can still sound good, but then I remember the affect it had on my breathing and overall health. Not to mention the cost and social stigma. You can do it! It will be really hard at first, but the cravings go away. I promise. Good Luck!!!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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Chantix made it way easier for me. No nicotine and no side effects. Gum, patches and lozenges did not help. Smoker for 35 years. Smoked a pack and a half of non-filters daily.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 07:35 PM
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i quit cold turkey after only about 5 years of smoking, used to go after the JPS , Dunhills, anything heavy enough that the smoke had 'weight' to it in my lungs.

The one thing that i give credit to helping me quit:
the album Vulgar Display of Power, by Pantera.

The album is all about willpower and strength, and any riff on that album was enough to make me learn to enjoy the craving for smokes, more than the gratification of actually smoking.

Music is a great motivator, as being discussed in the music thread in the Survival forum. good luck!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 07:46 PM
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Wow, thank you all for your support! Thanks to those of you that have shared your experiences with quitting and giving those of us that are quitting some pointers! It seems that a couple of people are peeved that I started a thread like this on ATS, to them I say...ATS is a great place, a place where lots of people from all over the world congregate so to speak, and to those of us that smoke or have smoked in the past, its a great place to seek and gain support. I for one think that smoking and nicotine fit into the conspiracy theme... people were told for years that smoking/nicotine was not addictive, couldn't and wouldn't hurt you and it is the "cool" thing to do. Of course we all know better!

This is my last full day as a smoker!! I am still psyched about quitting!!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 08:34 PM
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Good luck to you and congrats to others who have quit!
It really is a disgusting habit, I hate to say.
I (like some here) decided breathing was slightly more important.
After 25 years I decided whatever it took I would quit!
I used smokeaway for the cleanse and detox.
Nicoderm for the cravings and suckers to keep my hands busy!
Once in a great while one sounds good, but the urge is gone again
just as fast. I smoke no more!!!
When I quit I promptly put on a bunch of pounds, but now after a
couple of years I am back to my normal weight!

Once again good luck and dont give up!
Someone loves you and needs you healthy! Peace.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 12:15 AM
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There's a lot of people here that are walking in your shoes Greenize. I smoked 2 & 1/2 packs per day for over 3 decades. My husband smoked for a longer time. He's the one with the full metal jacket. I heard 100%pure Pomegrante Juice clears out arteries, like Draino is to drains. You have to drink 8 ozs everyday for 2-3 months. It's kind of expensive so we are growing our own Pomegrante Trees. They do great here in the desert, as they are originally from Iran. Another OP mentioned apples to help clear the lungs too. Hopefully, we can undo the damage we did to ourselves all those years. Good-Luck tomorrow Greenize. We're pulling for you and we're here if you need us.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 12:30 AM
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I just became a father of twins about two weeks ago, and have seriously considered quitting myself. I wish you the best and hopefully I might pick up some pointers myself for when I finally commit myself to quit as well.

This is definitely a great thing you are doing, and I hope the misery is short, and you keep strong.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 05:25 AM
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Goodluck on your mission to quit, Greenize. When I quit smoking several years ago it was one of the hardest things I ever did. I got a prescription to anxiety medication so I wouldn't go on a killing spree and I utilized a nicotine inhaler type device to wean myself off real cigarettes. For me it took about 2 months for the cravings to disappear completely and it was a day to day war. It can be done if you are truly dedicated to removing it from your life but it definately won't be easy. Every single day you will have to remind yourself why you must not smoke a cigarette just for that day. You can do it.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 05:38 AM
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Just remember why you are doing this. 72 hours is all you have to do to know it can be done. The rest is academic.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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Just wanted to pop in here and wish you all the best with quitting.


Still a smoker myself but one day I hope I will have the courage to do what you are doing now.

Good luck and I'll send some positive energy your way, not that you will need it after the smoke clears so to speak.





posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Good luck to you, nicotine lozengers worked for me. Couldn't have done it without them.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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Just checking to see how you're holding up.

Hang in there, you can do it!!!



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Sending positive thoughts your way.

And wishing you the best in your endeavor.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Game on for me. I will keep you posted and check back in weak moments. Good luck to all.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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Have you all started yet? I may very well join you if you haven't.

I quit for 10 days abourt 6 years ago, 5 days earlier this year, so maybe 3 will be the charm.

Something that works better for me than candy or gum to to get one of those little Vicks inhalers and inhale deeply a few times from one of those. Part of the habitual aspect of smoking, I think, are those deep breathes we take when smoking that we otherwise don't really do. With the inhaler I get a smell plus a deep relaxing breath that helps when the craving starts. Also knowing that a craving usually lasts only 5 minutes or so before subsiding also has helped me abstain in the past.



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:54 PM
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Hi all!! I started to come in here and say "its going great"...but alas...I ended up pulling about 91/2 hours at work today...no excuse but as soon as I got outta there I smoked a cig...then another...then another...I am calm and relaxed now though and I am currently giving myself a pep talk. I have about 1/2 pack left and I have managed to not touch them for a couple of hours. I know that I should just get up and throw them in the burning barrell but at this moment just seeing them laying there is comforting to me. I will DO this...I CAN do this!! Tomorrow is another day!
I feel the urge to cry and I am not sure why...update again later!



posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:56 PM
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My husbands grandma used one of those when she had company! lol She thought it rude to smoke around other people! This is very hard...for someone who has never smoked, they don't understand. Join us if you wish, we can support and listen to each other!!






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