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How to quit smoking? Personal experience

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posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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Get your wisdom teeth removed...


I smoked 3-4 years straight everyday and now I feel great, that I was able to stop.

It might have something to do with the fear of getting dry socket, but it works.

Hope some others find this useful for that dirty habit....




posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 07:37 PM
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cold turkey. That is the only way it will work. I'm one of those fortunate few who can resist the nicotine addiction.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 07:39 PM
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It's called Champix.

Best thing in the world to quit smoking. It killed my 22 year smoking habit in 7 days flat. No side effects, no cravings, not one.

I am NEVER one to believe in pharmaceutical drugs, however, this is my only exception.

You want results, take this. Obviously there are some known risks, but I was not in that category of people and it WORKED.

Try and see for yourself.

~Keeper



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 07:42 PM
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I'm sure that its not limited to nicotine.



Anyways I hope I can stay away from smoking as my mind is much clearer.

Just wanted to let people know, it might work for you or someone you know.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:02 PM
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Anybody addicted should try nicotine gum on occasion, and some audio hep from HemiSync. Use torrent programs do download the audio.

Chew Nicotine gum in the morning and use the audio meditation at night.

Audio meditation is very very helpful.

Ibogaine is very good as a last resort. That substance will beat any addiction, heroin and coc aine included. Though, nicotine is actually much more addictive than coc aine and heroin.

I myself am heavily addicted to nicotine and do not plan to quit any time soon.

[edit on 9-1-2010 by RshachGtsthar]



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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my dad took chantix for months and it barely worked for him and once he stopped taking the chantix he was back to the cigarettes, but he quit cold turkey couple months ago and hasnt touched a cigarette since. he had been smoking for roughly 25 years



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:19 PM
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For many people the habit is worse than the actual nicotine addiction.
Congratulations on quitting.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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i quit by not buying them anymore.

went through a month or so of bumming off of friends at social events.

it was a 2 and a half to 3 month process for me



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:23 PM
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I applaud all of you who have quit this unhealthy habit. It takes a great deal of determination and strength.

Recently, I ordered the E-Cigarette. It functions much and feels as real as smoking a cigarette without all the chemicals. Hopefully, this will be my magic bullet. Got my fingers crossed.

Good luck to everyone else trying to stomp this awful habit!

[edit on 9-1-2010 by brilab45]



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:35 PM
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I quit, took me two years of trying. When I could not breath in the shower I knew it was time..five days of hell to say the least..

Smoking sux, you have to quit first before you figure that out..

Oh I must be reformed...lol


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posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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reply to post by anoymous7
 


I smoked Camels for 38 years solid, and loved every minute of it. I even played in the ashtray sometimes. Mostly a pack a day, but sometimes, during heavy partying usage went up to 3 packs a day. I woke up one night about three months ago coughing. Really coughing hard. I could only sit, for to lay down sent me into coughing fits again. this went on for an hour or so, my wife was wanting to call 911, but it finally stopped. I quit right then. Quitting is easy, takes about two weeks of climbing walls. the hard part is staying quit. I had a lot of reasons through the years to quit, but blew them all off, as I said, I loved to smoke. More power top you if you can quit. A little tech here, the nicotine gum...you cannot keep it lit, no matter what! And the patch...light that sucker up, and you get a lungful of plastic.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:46 PM
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I really need to quit maybe its a sign... I really like smoking to, its almost a hobby. And I to see many reasons to quit, but just blow them off.

I hope from reading some of these posts that I will really be able to get control of my addiction.

I mean like once a year can't be bad, right? lol



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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Once you get it together in your head your good to go, just getting through withdrawal, that can hurt, you have to give up beer too..



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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My experience of Champix was really bad. I hated my partner, my kids, myself, everyone and everything. I had really bad nightmares and one night I suffered what I can only describe as some kind of sleep paralysis which terrified me.

It took me around 4 weeks to realise what was happening to me and why but as soon as I did I threw the champix in the bin.

Needless to say I started smoking again but all the side effects stopped so that was a relief knowing I wasn't suffering some kind of mental disorder lol

I do still want to quit but I think this time I'll try cold turkey as I've also tried patches and gum but they just made me feel incredibly sick.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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In laymans terms:
Quitting any bad habit involves the brain cutting nerves and re-attaching them.
To start a new habit, or skill, the brain needs approximately 2 weeks.
That gives it sufficent time to cut nerve connections from the old habit and then create new connections for new habits/skills.

Occassionally, the quitter starts a new habit (good or bad) after breaking the old.

I smoked for 10 years, quit for 4, smoked for about 2 and just quit again about a month ago. Although, I am finding I still crave nicotine, I just don't get it through cigarettes. Or smoking anymore.
I had to fill the void of smoking with something more productive.
I guess will-power comes in to play here.

They say the craving lasts a lifetime.
I've talked to quitters and after 25+ years, they still get cravings.

My personal opinion?
Its the person. Not a drug, not a habit, not cold turkey.
The person has to make his/her mind up to quit.
Then take the necessary steps to do so...whatever they may be.
Smoking is a terrible habit. Personally speaking.



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