Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
I happen to be one of those heavy smoking types who finish more than 2 packs in a day.
I figured my cravings were mostly just psychological.... like I'd light up compulsively, even though I was not experiencing any withdrawals or a
strong physical urge to smoke. As a result, I end up stubbing cigarettes out after just 2-3 drags.... and then regret lighting that up in the first
place. I've been doing this for quite some time and frankly I am quite sick of it.
So now, each time I reach out for my pack to light up, I just tell myself "but I am not a smoker".... and then I go drink a glass of water or
pop in breath mint. And I have to say, it has been working pretty well. I guess just pretending to be a non-smoker goes quite a long way. I haven't
completely quit, but I have reduced my smoking to 1 cigarette in an hour... thats quite something compared to 2-3 cigarettes an hour.
I'd like to hear stories of how others quit / cut down on cigarettes. What tactics and methods did you use?
I have quit a few times, it isnt really hard, you just have to actually want to.
I start the day without a smoke, this is the easiest way to quit in my opinion, just wake up and dont have one, then wait as long as possible, before
lighting one up.
When you do finally cave and give in, this will happen a few times dont worry, it ls ok in the long run, just take a single puff or two, then throw it
down and destroy it with your foot, my prefered method is to twist my foot on it, as it will be totally destroyed.
Repeat for about 2 days. By the 3rd 4th day of this, you should notice that it has become easier to make it longer after you wake without a
cigarrette, just continue this as long as needed until you can make it an entire day withot one.
Now is going to occur the worst 5 days of your life.
Day one easy peasy lemon squeezy, day two bearable, day three sucks ass bro I wont lie, day four everyone just better stay the f£÷♡ out of your
way if self preservation is a goal for them, day 5 actually not that bad xompared to day three or four.
After day 5 you wil start to notice cigarrettes have a smell, believe it or not, they smell like diapers to me.......*retch*
From here on, you will feel better by the day, and your sense of smell and taste will return, the world is a totally different place when your senses
of smell and tase work, just god so many good things to eat, no wander quitters get fat.
This is fool proof, I have helped my mother and sister quit the same way. They have been smoke free for years now.
I relapse a lot though, not from the quittiny method, from lifestyle choices I make.
I always end up drinking with my friends, who are mostly smokers, and I eventually ask for a cigarrette, then another and another, then I by a pack,
and another, and eventually I am buying cartons again, until many cartins latter I am looking back and askong myself wtf was I thinking, I started up
Hope this helps, you always start slowly, quitting slowly is also easy, as you ease yourself out, breaking nicotine s hold slowly, until it is so
weak, you can go without it ajd not care.
edit on 23-3-2013 by inverslyproportional because: (no reason given)
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