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quitting smoking

abraxas21
04-12-2012, 04:46 AM
just 4 smoke free days now.... because 9 years is a long time

any experiences on quitting?

Naudio Spanlatine
04-12-2012, 05:37 AM
well my grandfather is 3 months free of smoking which is an amazing achievement me and my mom really tried to get him to quit smoking for a long time but finally he is not smoking anymore which is a great blessing, just take things slow, dont let anything crave you to go back to smoking, and try to stay stress free, im not saying its gonna be easy but still try to, cause of course stress is one of the most biggest trigger in getting to make you do anything bad like smoking, doing drugs and such and such

Good luck and keep fighting:)

Filo V.
04-12-2012, 12:55 PM
I think the best thing to do is to replace smoking with something else. If you feel the urge to smoke, do something with your time. Go outside and get fresh air. Occupy yourself and keep yourself stimulated without needed a cigarette.

swisht4u
04-12-2012, 02:05 PM
just 4 smoke free days now.... because 9 years is a long time

any experiences on quitting?

Congratulations!

Nothing bad will happen.
When people smoke they want to quit, when they quit they want to smoke.

You get kind of restless when quitting but there's no pain.
The worst period is the first week, then all the drug is out of the body and repair work is already starting to be done.

After awhile things will be very good, after meals you forget about needing one.


Allen Carr's book should be read even after you quit, it removes the brainwashing.

"The Easy Way to Stop Smoking"



Good Luck!!

abraxas21
04-12-2012, 10:35 PM
i once quitted for 3 months (by far the longest of of my 5 or 6 quitting periods) but got back due to some serious stress in my life after pretty much spending a whole month studying 12 hours a day.

now i want to quit for good and that will mean to quit in spite of the stress. i have replaced it with jogging and beer drinking which means that every night after i get home from work i go jogging and when i get back i drink beer until i fall asleep.

it's working out fine thus far. don't even have too much serious cravings.

BigJohn
04-12-2012, 10:46 PM
I say do it or don't, starting again made stopping again more difficult for me.

The hard part is breaking the routine. There are a couple of moments during the day or social occasions when a cigarette felt just right. These were the difficult moments for me. Even after the withdrawals symptoms were gone, I experienced craving after supper for a couple of months... I took care of those by taking Tylenol with codeine. (you just have to ask your pharmacist even if you don't need a prescription, at least here)

I would not replace it with beer, you'll get liver problems and you'll get fat.

Should you get stressed again, don't go for cigs, go for a walk, have a drink, but stay away from the cigs.

And know in your heart that if you start again, you'll eventually stop again, and that first week is truly hell, so that should be motivation enough.

Good luck.

buddyholly
05-13-2012, 09:14 AM
just 4 smoke free days now.... because 9 years is a long time

any experiences on quitting?

My very successful experience on quitting, before being rudely interrupted, was to have a heart attack. I quit immediately and had no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. I have gone 10 years without even thinking of having a cigarette.

Unfortunately, when I answered this query a month ago I gave a brief reply to your question and simply replied ''have a heart attack,'' clearly indicating that that was my experience.

Unfortunately, an unnamed mod, who may need some lessons in English grammar, jumped to the wrong conclusion and banned me for ''wishing injury.'' I had no chance to defend myself and offer a simple explanation of how, taken in context, my statement was completely innocuous. Rather I was tried, convicted and sentenced for a crime I did not commit, without being able to say a single word in my own defense, which would undoubtedly have led to a dismissal. But I guess someone who is not really paying attention to his responsibility just saw the association ''abraxas-buddyholly-heart attack'' and decided to read no more context.

As an atheist and adult, it would never occur to me to waste words ''wishing injury'' on an anonymous internet poster. While a mod may think that is something dangerous and threatening, an adult would realise it is simply nonsense.

However, some good may come of all this. My forced ''withdrawal'' from NT may have just been enough time to get me over the hump and cured from my addiction to this increasingly trite section of MTF. Only time will tell. ''Wish'' me luck, lol.

Gagsquet
05-13-2012, 11:19 AM
What an unfair and stupid ban. Welcome back.

Topspindoctor
05-13-2012, 11:45 AM
Don't start. Smoking is a disgusting habit.

Shinoj
05-14-2012, 11:00 AM
Do some work out or even Yoga. These things can increase your Will Power. After all only ingredient to Quit Smoking is Will Power.

All the Best.

GOAT = Fed
05-14-2012, 01:07 PM
No smoking dudes, need to keep my six pack and my fit body.

nomsayin'?

abraxas21
05-15-2012, 02:57 AM
5 weeks now

abraxas21
05-15-2012, 02:59 AM
My very successful experience on quitting, before being rudely interrupted, was to have a heart attack. I quit immediately and had no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. I have gone 10 years without even thinking of having a cigarette.

Unfortunately, when I answered this query a month ago I gave a brief reply to your question and simply replied ''have a heart attack,'' clearly indicating that that was my experience.

Unfortunately, an unnamed mod, who may need some lessons in English grammar, jumped to the wrong conclusion and banned me for ''wishing injury.'' I had no chance to defend myself and offer a simple explanation of how, taken in context, my statement was completely innocuous. Rather I was tried, convicted and sentenced for a crime I did not commit, without being able to say a single word in my own defense, which would undoubtedly have led to a dismissal. But I guess someone who is not really paying attention to his responsibility just saw the association ''abraxas-buddyholly-heart attack'' and decided to read no more context.

As an atheist and adult, it would never occur to me to waste words ''wishing injury'' on an anonymous internet poster. While a mod may think that is something dangerous and threatening, an adult would realise it is simply nonsense.

However, some good may come of all this. My forced ''withdrawal'' from NT may have just been enough time to get me over the hump and cured from my addiction to this increasingly trite section of MTF. Only time will tell. ''Wish'' me luck, lol.

like i told you before, some of the mods run this place like a kindergarden (which is kind of is anyhow).

once could at least ask them to have some common sense but that's too much to ask, it seems.

this post will get deleted soon enough.

Topspindoctor
05-15-2012, 03:05 AM
If you lived in Australia you would quit smoking easily enough. With the prices on ciggies here, it's a surprise anyone smokes at all.

abraxas21
05-15-2012, 03:10 AM
If you lived in Australia you would quit smoking easily enough. With the prices on ciggies here, it's a surprise anyone smokes at all.

dunno

some of my smoking friends who have traveled to europe have told me they have resorted to making their own fags, buying their own tobacco, etc. so you see, even poor smokers smoke. they just gotta find alternatives.

Topspindoctor
05-15-2012, 04:32 AM
That's true. Depends on how desparate you are.

I've known people who brew beer and distill alcohol because of high prices. In Australia, wines are VERY cheap. But if you want something stronger, you gotta ruin your wallet.

I can imagine some people growing their own tobacco to save money, because most governments tax tobacco industry heavily.

duchuy89
05-15-2012, 05:45 AM
I don't smoking

Harmless
05-15-2012, 11:51 AM
I quit years ago, and it wasn't difficult at all. :shrug:
You have to accept that you'll always have that urge in you and that it'll never really go away. When you accept that, it's much easier to see that you have a conscious choice in the matter and you can either smoke, or not.
I'm tempted very often and I have about a pack or two a year now (which is practically nothing - max. 40 cigarettes in 365 days) but you sort of have to change the way you think about it and then it becomes a lot easier.

That's true. Depends on how desparate you are.
I can imagine some people growing their own tobacco to save money, because most governments tax tobacco industry heavily.
That's not neccessarily a matter of money; the additives that they put into commercial cigarettes, plus the pesticides that are used on large scale manufactured tobacco, make it a much safer choice to grow your own. Safety and healthy being very relative matters here, of course.

Shinoj
05-15-2012, 12:37 PM
Its a surprise for me that people smoke. I hate smoking. have tried out myself but can hardly understand people doing that.

HarryMan
05-26-2012, 08:08 AM
Good stuff mate. 5 weeks, keep it going. Just don't get tempted into it, and least of all, do not let any work or personal life related stress to get you into it, again.

Exercising and drinking plenty of water could be of use to you. Eating fruits would help as well. I wouldn't recommend beer for a daily usage, probably more so on a weekend basis.

I don't smoke but I have seen one of my close friends ruin his life due to smoke and drug addiction.

peribsen
05-26-2012, 07:49 PM
Quitting is easy, keeping it up is where the going gets tough.
Suerte

Sauletekis
05-27-2012, 03:20 AM
I'm a smoker. You said you replace beer instead of smoking. Actually, beer was the reason that I started to smoke at the first place. And even now, I smoke more frequently when I'm drinking alcohol.

Mjau!
05-27-2012, 10:04 AM
Smokers are jokers!

Chiseller
05-28-2012, 02:09 AM
I quit after 6 years.
First few days were really hard. I had surprisingly strong withdrawal symptoms. The urge to smoke accompanied me for about half a year but ever since then I totally lost the desire to smoke.
Replacing it with something else didn't do it for me. Instead, I also stopped drinking coffee and soda to some extent.
That was 2 years ago.

Topspindoctor
05-28-2012, 02:38 AM
I can't believe people even start smoking. The first time I tried smoking I had a massive coughing fit, felt like I was gonna cough out my insides. After that I said to myself "fuck that, I am not doing this shit again". That unpleasant memory alone is enough to dissuade me from sticking a cig in my mouth.

Shinoj
05-28-2012, 10:21 AM
To be honest, the only time i like Ciggarettes is with Alcohol but without them they are a Mess.And have been sober since a long time

I have my friends that say they need Ciggs to keep them going,to work non stop,or to study hard and so on. And i find each one of the reason incomprehensible.

tripwires
05-28-2012, 10:43 AM
Smoking is absolutely vile and disgusting and I wish smokers would stop polluting my air with their cancerous second-hand smoke.

abraxas21
06-09-2012, 08:31 PM
over 2 months

i had actually stopped smoking for about 3 months in decemeber 2011 but then i went back due to the stress of studying for my finals. since then i tried to hold it down, though, not smoking too much and it worked. then when i decided to quit for good (again) 2 months ago i haven't found it nearly as difficult as the first time. i still have urges, especially when i'm working under stress, but i've managed to cope with it so far. then again, it's not really something pleasant. even right now i'd like to have a cig but i know i shouldn't