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  • Quitting smoking.

    The time has come to do this. I'm 25 and have smoked since I was about 14/15 in various degrees of heaviness. A lot more so in the last 4 or 5 years...anyway, I've had enough and I just threw away my cigarettes and I am gonna make a real effort to do this. How long do the cravings last for? Did you have withdrawal symptoms? I smoke around 10 a day.
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    I was a 10 a day smoker aswell, I kept a carton of smokes on top of my fridge for 6 months and it made it easier to quit as they where right there if I wanted one, i cheated a few times but after 2 months the cravings started going away and i gave my carton away to a friend.
    I was sick though and its easier to quit when you are sick!
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    • #3
      If I had some lying around then I'd definitely smoke them. Now do you find you don't even want to smoke? The problem is is that I actually enjoy smoking, but I realise that I do need to quit, it doesn't do me any favours obviously, and it's ****************ing expensive too.
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      • #4
        I quit 6-7 years ago and when I walk into a room where people are smoking I still get cravings. Cravings will never completely stop... avoid places where other people smoke.

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        • #5
          It's hard, but well worth it. Best of luck.
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          • #6
            I quit 6-7 years ago and when I walk into a room where people are smoking I still get cravings. Cravings will never completely stop... avoid places where other people smoke.


            So when you see somebody smoking you think, I'd like one?
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            • #7
              I quit 8 or 9 years ago. I had tried and failed a couple of times before using various methods. I finally tried the patch and that worked for me. I also created a little mantra that I repeated ad nasuem in my head "I will never smoke a cigarrette again". After completing the entire patch system, I have never been tempted to smoke. No cravings or anything.
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              • #8
                the cravings never stop so its best to deal with that right away instead of using gum or patches and ****************

                learn how to mentally overcome that craving and you are done, the "physical addiction" part is easy.

                even after years and years you will still sometimes suddenly have an overwhelming urge to smoke, long after any physical addiction has gone. Thats the thing you need to overcome.

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                • #9
                  I quit 8 or 9 years ago. I had tried and failed a couple of times before using various methods. I finally tried the patch and that worked for me. I also created a little mantra that I repeated ad nasuem in my head "I will never smoke a cigarrette again". After completing the entire patch system, I have never been tempted to smoke. No cravings or anything.


                  Wow, that's awesome. I'd rather not **************** around with gum or patches, that just seems like an expensive con to me. How did you metally overcome the craving, Robo? One of my good friends was a heavy smoker and quit cold turkey and he said it wasn't too hard at all. Maybe he had amazing willpower, sometimes I'll smoke around him and he says he doesn't even feel tempted to smoke.
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                  • #10
                    the cravings never stop so its best to deal with that right away instead of using gum or patches and ****************

                    learn how to mentally overcome that craving and you are done, the "physical addiction" part is easy.

                    even after years and years you will still sometimes suddenly have an overwhelming urge to smoke, long after any physical addiction has gone. Thats the thing you need to overcome.



                    I totally agree with Robo on this one. I never considered myself a "true" smoker, but it was becoming more than casual for sure. Most of the time I have no cravings for it now, usually the only time is when I'm traveling (by myself) and I've had a few drinks, that's when I want one the most. Otherwise, I'm glad to be rid of this filthy habit really. Expensive, gross, and deadly. But yeah, sometimes it is enjoyable too. Just fight the temptation. In my case, wife and kids helped a lot. Being single you might not see the upside of it, but it's there.

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                    • #11
                      I dunno, it was just one of those days you wake up and light up a smoke and gag on it and say "Why do I do this"

                      just hold on to that feeling.

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                      • #12
                        I totally agree with Robo on this one. I never considered myself a "true" smoker, but it was becoming more than casual for sure. Most of the time I have no cravings for it now, usually the only time is when I'm traveling (by myself) and I've had a few drinks, that's when I want one the most. Otherwise, I'm glad to be rid of this filthy habit really. Expensive, gross, and deadly. But yeah, sometimes it is enjoyable too. Just fight the temptation. In my case, wife and kids helped a lot. Being single you might not see the upside of it, but it's there.


                        Yeah, it is pretty nasty really. I mean if there were no consequences/risk, I wouldn't want to quit. But I can't smoke my whole life, now is the time to kick it.
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                        • #13
                          I don't think I'll ever quite smoking











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                          • #14
                            I'm down to about 1 to 3 a day from 20 and if i'm being bluntly honest, i've found it obscenely hard. But absolutely doable. Unless my life explodes within the next couple of weeks, I want to have stopped totally by the end of March, which I feel is a realistic goal. I used gum and an inhalator (ghey) at first and now i'm not using anything. It's actually easier to use nothing.

                            All I would "advise" is -
                            Don't drink alcohol for a bit.
                            The first cigarette of the day is the hardest to get over so if you're going to cut down before you quit, try to put the morning tab off until as late as possible.
                            If you have nicotine replacement, try not to have any too late in the evening, they can stop you sleeping.

                            Maybe I just lack willpower or am a gigantic weed, I dunno...
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                            • #15
                              don't watch Mad Men. that's the only thing that's ever made me want to start smoking
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