posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 09:55 AM
Just like to add in this thread, take it as you will:
If you want to quit nicotine forever, you must cease nicotine ingestion.
By all means, if you are some sort of sado masochist, prolong the withdrawal all you like by using gum, patches, e-cigs and the like, but the reality
is.. if you want to be free from nicotine, you must stop it altogether.
Studies have shown that people who quit cold turkey have a FAR higher success rate of staying quit 2 years later, than those who use quit-aids.
Your body is an incredibly intelligent being, and if you try any "cutting down", say for example, you say to yourself, I haven't smoked in two
days, I can reward myself with a smoke now (believe me, you'll think these crazy things) -- then your body will be prepared to give you crave attacks
for days and days longer than if you had just quit cold turkey to begin with. Your body thinks it can get it's nicotine fix so it will send the
messages to your brain, as it has been conditioned into thinking, "oh.. the user hasn't fed me nicotine in 3 days, i'm sure it's coming any time
now..." so nags you and nags you... (the craves).
If you quit cold turkey, and say to yourself, "Never take another puff" you will do yourself more favours in the long run. Your brain gets hit with
a massive "What TF where's my nicotine?!" and it's bad for 3 days... but after that.. it's more or less clear sailing..Trust me. I've been
there, I had quit a hundred times before my final quit attempt on Feb 21. The trick is simple, never take another puff!!!! Not one!!!