posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 05:49 PM
How I quit 3 years ago..
1 - work your way up to Light or Ultra-Light versions of the brand you smoke/can tolerate.
2 - make a journal of your smoke-times. Log when you go out to smoke and do this for an entire week.
3 - review your times spent on a smoke-break and look for patterns - i.e. 10am each workday, 1 after lunch, 3pm, one around noon on the weekends, one
when you're drinking alcohol, one when you're around others who light up etc.
4 - for the daily patterns start by moving that time up or back so it coincides with a previous/following break. You'll eventually knock one off.
Remember - smoking is 75% social-habit, 25% chemical-dependency (I made those numbers up)
Get comfortable with altering your schedule and you'll notice that you no longer "need" a smoke after lunch, at 10 o'clock break etc.
You'll eventually get to the point where you can skip smoking altogether because your internal-clock isn't telling you that you need one.
This system took me about 3 weeks to quit entirely. I was a 20-year smoker (rather moderate/social - rarely more than 1/2-pack a day)
this won't work for everyone but hopefully will help some of you.