I quit smoking cold turkey and it was easy...

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posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by daryllyn
I quit once..

I lasted an entire year and ended up picking it up again. In my defense, it was the hardest time in my life to date. In the span of three months I had a crumbling relationship, then he got hit by a box truck while driving for work and almost died (which was a game changer, I became full time care giver in addition to having two little ones and college), and I got slapped with a lifelong diagnosis with no cure. Can you say stress?

I am ready to give quitting another go, I just dread the weight gain. Even eating healthy and being active the last time, I still gained a good 20lbs. My starting weight would be lower this time, so, it wouldn't be too horrible I hope, but, I still dread the idea.

Chantix was like a miracle for me, it made quitting almost too easy.



Take a quick listen to this guy who quit, won't take but a couple minuets.





posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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How well does the Chantix work for whoever has tried it before? I know that my uncle tried to take it to quit before but since he'd been in the Vietnam War in his youth, it was beginning to make him have war flashback night terrors while in bed and his wife began fearing for her own safety because he would literally wake up in war mode ready to take someone out, lol.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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I quit smoking cold turkey...for about 6 months. Then one day, stress got the better of me and I saw a half cigarette in an ashtray....that was the end of me being a non-smoker.

Ive heard of quite a few people quitting cold turkey, and never looking back. But Ive also heard of people quitting for a few weeks, or a few months, and end up going right back. My parents quit for 10 years, just to pick it back up.

I guess its all up to the individual

Personally, I had a massive moment of weakness, and succumbed. Smoking for me relieves stress, that's why I took it up in the first place. So I was stuck in one of those moments we all have been through, where everything in your life just seems to come crashing down all at once, so instead of letting that stress boil over... I decided it was in the best interest of myself and those around me to just light up to be able to calm down and stay that way.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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Char-lee

If active smoking is not causing lung cancer in smokers - what in the world makes you think that second hand smoke is causing lung cancer in non-smokers?????

So in your mind, they lied about smoking and lung cancer but no way did they lie about second hand smoke.

Tired of Control freaks



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 03:43 PM
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Good point,

I told myself, "your paying the cigarette company's to kill you". Thats the logic that helped me quit.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 06:14 PM
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Good for you! I was a smoker for about 4-5 years only smoking about 10 cigarettes a day, but decided one day to quit cold turkey. I just stared at my new pack of cigarettes thinking "I really don't want these", then went to my garbage can and broke them all in half. That was the middle of April 2012, so in 2 weeks or so it'll be one year since I quit. On a few occasions I would smoke a cigarette socially when with friends, but one day I took a puff of one that was so disgusting, left such a nasty taste in my mouth, that it conditionned me then and there to never even want to have a random cigarette here and there.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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I quit cold turkey ... twice.

First time, threw half a pack out the car _ Smoke free for about 7 yrs. Started again for 1 year. Decided I didn't need it, finished that pack, never looked back.

That was in 1984.

To everyone trying to quit. Be positive. It's possible. It's up to you though. Only you can make that decision. Good luck.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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Champix Warning:

www.thestar.com...




Health Canada tight-lipped on Champix suicides A Star investigation has found smoking-cessation drug Champix is among the leading suspected causes of reported suicides linked to prescription drugs — and Health Canada won’t say whether it has investigated cases like 22-year-old Heidi’s. Pfizer Canada, the drug’s manufacturer, says its benefits outweigh the risks.


2400 lawsuit over smoking pill
imaginelaserworks.com...




Approximately 2400 Americans so far have brought proceedings against the manufacturer, Pfizer, Champix because they suspect to be causing serious adverse reactions in themselves or their relatives. Suicide, death and heart problems are among the major causes of the U.S. litigation.It tells David L. Eisbrouch, a partner in the American law firm Balkin & Eisbrouch that handles many of the institution of the proceedings, the Extra Bladet. - The lawsuits against Chantix is ​​very serious, because the possible side effects are so fatal as death and suicide, he says. Should be taken of the market


Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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what in the world makes you think


I gave the links it was your own, it is not what I think it is what they said.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 10:51 PM
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cold turkey huh?

I got your cold turkey my friend...

sure do...it's right here.




posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 12:28 AM
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One year cold turkey here. Running a half marathon next month. Keep it up! Good job!



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 01:05 AM
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Congratulations on quitting. I also quit about a month ago, at first it was also pretty easy (mostly due to a large amount of motivation I had). The motivation primarily came from the fact I was tired of failing at it.. I was sick of looking like a bafoon for telling everyone I was quitting and end up smoking again. I actually gave in twice to smoking in this month, once on my birthday which was exactly two weeks after quitting and a little less than a week ago. On my birthday I smoked maybe a half of one and put it out because of how horrible cigarettes taste, the next time I smoked one was due to having my foot ran over by a 600 pound pallet jack at work which made my foot swell up.. Needless to say I still threw it out because the taste is horrendous after your tastebuds grow back.

I wouldn't say quitting smoking would be easy but what I realized is you might not want to run from it. Just keep saying "No" every time you have a craving. I personally found it better for me to face my smoking friends, primarily because I would have to face this demon one day.. It helped me gain a little confidence when I could be around them and not ask for one. When quitting smoking also, realize what your triggers are and face them head on, for instance smoking while driving.

I have tried quitting smoking maybe 7 times in the past.. My eighth attempt seems to have been a success. Also what helped me was doing quite a bit of research when things would get bitter (cravings). For instance I would read forums of people who had already quit and how they felt, how their cravings went away, and so on, and cling to the hope that I could enjoy that one day also.

Also, when you try to explain to a smoker that a benefit from quitting smoking is "not smelling like an ashtray", that smoker has no clue what smell you're talking about. Being a former smoker, that smell doesn't exist like it does to the nonsmoking person or to the person who recently quit. To all the smokers out there.. There has been times when I would be 30 yards away, and inside a building, and could smell the person smoking outside by the door. If you walk into a room after smoking a cigarette, not only do the people next to you smell you... But the entire room.. It's a horrible smell.. Realizing I smelled like that has helped me with my cravings.

I've learned that the main problem is with your subconscious, for example my subconscious still believes I enjoy smoking, and that is what causes smoking dreams. That's when you realize where the urges come from.. because smoking again and it being disgusting and feeling disgusting and not understanding why you could even consider a craving.

I also believe for me personally.. Giving in and realizing how bad it tasted helped me quit a little bit.. I doubt it's the best plan for everyone, but in reality the only way to kick the habit is to fail a few times and figure out what your weakness's are.. Basically learning how to quit.. So continue trying even if you do not succeed.



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 01:36 AM
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I've never actually tried to quit for any extended period.

I had a rough patch with my family in my teens. I had to live in a friend's bedroom for a while and it happened we were both in the same summer school class. The teacher insisted cold turkey was impossible and bet us each (since we were always together) $100 that we could not go the remaining 6 weeks without smoking and offered $150 each if we caught the other smoking and let him know (this was 1997 when $100 was worth about $150 is 2013 money, so substantial for some young high school kids). We both ended up with $100 and "I told you so" rights for the remainder of our last year.

I also recently had to pass a test and used Detoxify PreCleanse. I'm not sure if it was the blend, one of the ingredients or my imagination, but I didn't have a craving for a cigarette for days. It lasted until my sister lit one in my car and I realized I had no desire to quit. I also had MASSIVE withdrawal from my paxil and klonopin, so something in there stripped everything out of me.

As for urine color... I'll leave that for someone who tries those or something like them or already has to describe. Just... Ew.



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by Magnivea
As for urine color... I'll leave that for someone who tries those or something like them or already has to describe. Just... Ew.


Did it happen to be that of a highlighter?



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 04:09 AM
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No, more of that shade that a larger bill turns when the cashier runs the marker across to make sure it's a real bill.



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 05:48 AM
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Char-Lee

The anti-smoker campaigns have justified their war on 25 % of the population by claiming that "innocent people" are getting lung cancer from second hand smoke.

They are publically having a very hard time explaining why the majority of lung cancer is now occuring in people who don't smoke. They can't hide the facts. Too many people are involved that know the truth and are publically speaking about it and asking questions.

But, with second hand smoke, no-one can prove anything either way. You participated in my other thread about salt, sugary beverages and tobacco and saw where the estimates of people dying is the result of computer modelling and not the count of any actual bodies.

They can say that 3,000 die of second smoke and continue to say it because no one can prove otherwise.

But with a little common sense, any reasonable person can deduce that if the incidence of lung cancer is NOT going down (or not going down sufficiently) in the absence of active smoking, then it is highly unlikely that second hand smoke is causing lung cancer either.

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
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They can say that 3,000 die of second smoke and continue to say it because no one can prove otherwise.



Neither can prove if it was second hand smoke, they probably just picked 3,000 lung cancer patients who lived in a house that had a smoker living there too - and said "must be the second hand smoke". Any figures like this are highly ambiguous.



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 06:56 AM
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I also quit cold turkey and have been smoke free for over 6 months having smoked for 20+ years.The hardest part for me is when I go out drinking alcohol as I had given up smoking in the past only to end up back on them after a night out.I have now been out drinking a few times with no real urge to smoke.This time feels like I will be off them for good though as I have decided to try and get fit again too.It's all about getting in to the right mindset if you want to stay off them.



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 07:07 AM
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Well done.

Its easier to quit cigs than it is to quit chocolate and/or cakes believe me.

I quit smoking everything... havnt smoked for about 7 years now. Was never a big smoker though.... sometimes just 2 a day and as much as 7 a day.

When you get 7 years.... come post again.

Oh, if you do get the urge again.... go look at an ashtray full of butt ends and ash... you'll want to puke!!
edit on 30-3-2013 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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Nudge me about what about my life, what do i do that has an adverse affect on anyone but my self smoking affects everyone who inhales smoke thats my children, my young cousins etc ..........

I have never smoked due to the affect i have seen on the health it has had on my mum and partly the fact she drilled it into me never to smoke.............. " whats good for the goose " as you say



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