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25 Year Smoker Ready To Quit! Support thread!

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posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:38 PM
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Thank you!! You will quit when are ready. No one can force you to! I am just happy to have you behind me rooting for me!!!! To be honest, I was gonna do this last week and talked my self right out of it and stopped and bought two packs on my way home...not this time though!





posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:38 PM
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EEEWWW That sounds rabid! (sorry, dont mean to be insulting, I am just not used to the idea). Bad after tastes?



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic
It takes 21 days to form a habit. Of course the habit you are wanting is to lose another one.

Everyone is different in how they go about it. Personally, I quit cold turkey. Remove every cigarette, ashtray and butt you can find in your house. You cannot be surrounded by anything that constantly reminds you of smoking.

Being out in the "real world" this can be a challenge.. but it is all about will power. If you truly want to quit.. you will.

21 days.... if you can get through those, I have the highest confidence you will succeed.

Good luck.


You have that right. Willpower is the only thing that will ultimately allow anyone to quit smoking. I know I haven't had that willpower to date. I think once I do it, it will also allow me the willpower to correct other bad habits in my life, which will translate to more self-confidence, and probably more professional success as well.

Maybe I will have a go of it as well, starting when I wake up Saturday morning. Anyone else want to join in? Maybe we should start a thread to act as a support group for anyone who wants to attempt it?



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by The_Seeker
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EEEWWW That sounds rabid! (sorry, dont mean to be insulting, I am just not used to the idea). Bad after tastes?
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Personally I think it's delicious, but before I started the thought of it made me queasy.

It's not bad though, the only disgusting part is carrying around a bottle filled with brown spit - it's enough to make me never want to do it in front of a female.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:41 PM
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Congratulations on the decision to quit!

I quit over 15 years ago ... but I smoked for over 15 before that.
I tried quitting numerous times -
The final time - my sis and I both decided to quit together - and we bet $500.00 -
She lived on the east coast and I lived on the West -
but we both knew we wouldn't lie to one another -
And - We BOTH quit.
Spending $500.00 to smoke one cigarette -sealed the deal for me.
I can be stupid - but - I'm not that stupid.


You will love the extra energy you have.
The extra time -
The freedom.
The end of the slavery.

Sending good vibes out to you -



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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All I have to say Greenize, is that you have started something good. You have managed to inspire a few people here yourself and that is another good achievement. It amazing how much one simple thing can snowball and help others realise.

Good one



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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I know huh! It's always " Ah, to hell with it" for me. I am good at pushing thoughts to the back of my mind but it isn't so good with this habit as I need to focus, focus, focus!

Last time I tried to quit my friends were pissed at me and I couldn't figure out why. Come to find out they thought I was rude and was treating them like an a**hole. I didn't realize it at first but I think you have a good idea. Quit on the weekend so I can't torment everyone with my withdrawals and attitude change.

As a matter of fact I will quit Friday as well. I can't promise anything but dammit I have to try. Now to focus on my game plan. lol

[edit on 8-7-2009 by N3krostatic]



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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I think we already started one right here, so join in the fun!
Its going to be hard, but like I said, with support and friends anything is possible!!!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Good luck my friend let me tell you how I did it......

First of all it's an addiction, your body craves it, so your mind craves it as well. Not to mention muscle memory or just habit such as lighting up when the phone rings, or right after diner, or first thing when you awake in the morning.

I think all these reduction programs including nicorette are a waste of time money and actually make you suffer longer than nessesary. The best way is cold turkey.

Yes the first couple days are tough but it gets easier. after the first week you feel normal, after 30 days you have totally broken the habit to the point it's rarely even in your mind. Think back to what you were doing 30 days ago. It wasn't that long, what if you had stopped then right now you wouldn't be having cravings.

For me it's mind over matter. Replace the bad habits with good habits and constantly live the benefits. As an example I used to go out the back door at my office and smoke. So when I felt the urge I still went to the back door but instead of smoking I did some arm curls with a dumbell. After dinner instead of sneaking outside for a smoke I went for a bike ride.

Next enjoy and live the benefits. Learn to smell the world again. Take a moment a live what a rose smells like, or the freshly cut grass, or the smell of the cafe down the street cooking dinner. For me it was the smell of the sea. I remembered that smell as a boy and though I live close I had not smelled the ocean in many many years.

Next is you air, Feel your lungs begin to heal (I believe they are the only self healing organ in your body) feel your increased stamina, enjoy how it feels to have nothing but pure air going into your body. You wouldn't think about driving your car with a plugged up nasty air filter why do that to your body.

25 years of not smoking guess what else it does, sexually you will feel like a 16 year old again. Let's not even talk about the taste of a womans kiss when it is not contaminated with tobacco.

Last the taste of food is incredible. It's no wonder people put on weight, but if you build in exercise that won't be an issue.

Just my 2 cents

Good luck to you





[edit on 8-7-2009 by photobug]



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:45 PM
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The best aid I found is a prescription drug called "Chantix." It stops the craving and takes away the pleasure of the nicotine hit.

The American Lung Association has a great website for people who want to quit. Good advice and loads of support and encouragement from ex-smokers.
www.ffsonline.org...

Best of luck!

[edit on 7/8/2009 by sad_eyed_lady]



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by Greenize
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I think we already started one right here, so join in the fun!
Its going to be hard, but like I said, with support and friends anything is possible!!!


I'm in.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:47 PM
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no one likes a quiter!!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:51 PM
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Yah!!!!!!! You just made my millenium!!! Once we get through this, watch the poetry about all the great tastes and smells just flow!!!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:00 PM
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Thank you for sharing that! I am looking forward to all of these things and I will be taking the clothes that are hanging on my treadmill and putting them away and getting my ab machine back out as well. I ain't puttin' no weight on!!!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:00 PM
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Oh yeah, for sure! I'm looking forward to this. Once again thank you for the inspiration! And people wonder why ATS is so addictive.


I can only imagine what it will be like after we win, BECAUSE WE WILL!
Hell maybe we should write when we feel those cravings. I'm already getting ideas.


Either way good luck to us all!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:02 PM
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Greeize, I encourage you to start a support thread for those wanting to quit smoking. Seems in a short time, you have gotten tons of support on this one. A support thread might just be the thing alot of people need to help with smoking, myself included. I am reading your thread and thinking that I should probably quit as well. Star and flag!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:03 PM
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A friend of mine is going to quit too and this is the method that she has chosen. The only thing with me is, I hate pills. I have two now grown blessings to prove it
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posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:06 PM
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For all of those that are joining in on this quest to stop smoking I have one request for you.

When you do kick the habit please do not become an anti smoking nazi. Remember that you too once smoked and that it is their right to smoke without being looked down upon and harrassed.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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Great!!! I actually did go and edit the title of this thread to include "Support thread" because there is already so much wonderful information and support in this one! United are we in this struggle to overcome our addictions to nicotine!!!!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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You have my support. When I finally can get the courage to do it as well, I hope that this thread (or something like it) is up.

Good luck!



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