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Iluminada
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Well, I'm glad you are not smoking as much as you did before and I wish you luck on your next attempt.

You should move to the states. Tobacco is illegal here for anyone under 18. Maybe a run in with the law would help you quit plus no one would sell to you. Well, hope you quit soon.


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

F*** F*** F***!!!!!! I've F******** Started again! It's BS!!! It makes me so mad. After 2 months of cold turkey I lit one up and I'm hooked again! cry I don't know what to do. I've smoked a pack in 2 days already!


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Redifin, don't give up. It just seems that you need more help than just going cold turkey.

What else can you try?


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Ok, well first off, no matter what people might try and tell you this is definitely pretty much completely a psychological addiction, for you anyway. After 2 months any physical addiction should be gone. So don't bother wasting money on nicotine patches or anything like that.

There are really only a few situations where its really important to keep up your will power. The main one is when you are at a shop which sells cigarettes, all it takes to overcome this obsatcle is one mintue of strong will power while you're at the counter. The other situations are times where other people are smoking around you. You should let any of your friends that are smokers know that you're trying to quit, and tell them to not ever offer you a cigarette again. If they start lighting one up near you, ask them not to or walk away for a moment.

Another thing you should is you find another, healthier habit to replace smoking, for example chewing gum or something. So every time you think about smoking, do whatever your new habit is instead.

And if you ever find yourself about to light another one up, before you do it, always remember to think about how guilty you're going to feel afterwards.

Well I hope at least some of that will be of help to you. Good Luck! smile


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

yea that's how I started again. Someone offered it to me. My hands started to shake...I hope I can quit soon. What about you Daylight? Any news?


Current LD goal(s): I want to get better DR and have LDs again..it's been so long!
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

I'm not smoking for 6 days...

i too am using patches (and gum) 8D as help... and i do have excellent recall too, as was said...

i wonder if that's 'cause of the patch or 'cause i stopped! (or both)


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

Haven't quit yet. My girl is going to help me.


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

Iluminada wrote:
You should move to the states. Tobacco is illegal here for anyone under 18. Maybe a run in with the law would help you quit plus no one would sell to you. Well, hope you quit soon.


I do live in the states. I am trying to quit again, though. My first step is to stop buying packs, and to just smoke my friend's when I am offered. I will progress to not smoking at all once I get used to only smoking 3 or 4 cigs a day.


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

There are these bwgen deep hypnosis presets. Some of the people say their bad habits they had since their childhoods were gone in 2 days using these presets. You might want to try that.

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

Congratulations to everyone who is trying to quit smoking! Even smoking less is better for your health. I smoked for 5 years, with a 6 month attempted quit in the middle. I quit about a year ago, hopefully for good. Here's some info that might help:

As was mentioned before it's mental, not physical. The physical addiction goes away after a few days. However, it takes longer than that for your body to naturally start producing endorphins like it was before you started. Remember that the drug affects the way you feel and think, so if you think you want a cig, its the drug thinking that for you.

Apart from the terrible things smoking does, it does some annoying things as well: Reduced lung capacity, reduced blood flow/colder limbs/easier to get numb, lowered sexual drive and performance, lower job performance, lowered concentration, fatigue, lowered immune system functionality/sick more often/heal slower, lowered stamina, lowered pain tolerance, lower taste/smell sensations, and on and on.

My point is: life gets better when you quit smoking. It has been proven that people who don't smoke are more likely to be successful, and live longer. They also enjoy the ability to smell, taste, walk, run, love, play, and think to a fuller capacity.

That's the frame of mind that helped me quit smoking. I hope that helps all of you. Don't be discouraged if you can't quit right away. Because you are trying means that you have self respect, and that proves that you're already a healthy person on a path towards a good life. Don't let yourselves down!


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PostPosted: Fri 11 May, 2007  Reply with quote

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I will progress to not smoking at all once I get used to only smoking 3 or 4 cigs a day.


If I smoked and I wanted to stop, i think that is a good way to stop..gradually take less and less cigarettes..

but be inspired.. do it for your girlfriend, wife, kids or even yourself

also I would try to keep your mind of it..that should help..
and I would chew alot of gum, and I would try to pick up a new hobbie such as.. dominoes.. eh lol

but make it a health, benfitial hobby




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PostPosted: Fri 11 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Well, I've never smoked before (and never will - I have asthma and can't breath around smoke) but nevertheless, I got some rather unusual advice for those who are trying to quit. Why not reward yourself if you don't smoke for a certain amount of days? I mean you can make a deal with yourself - that if you don't smoke for a certain amount of days, or if you smoke a certain amount of cigarettes/cigars for a certain amount of days, you will buy something you've wanted to buy for a while.

Rewards can help keep you motivated and willing to stay focused on trying to stop.


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PostPosted: Fri 11 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Not to smoke in order to smoke? That doesn't sound like it would work for me.

The problem with rewards, at least for us young people who haven't still settled in life is wage.

*Bruno has started all over again overspannen

Not buying packs: not effective at all. Of course, it's progress in that no one with a pack in their pockets will ever, ever stop. But the "people offering you one" factor really spoils it.


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PostPosted: Sat 12 May, 2007  Reply with quote

What about having a pack with you with one single sigaret. I have no idea if it will work, but it's just a thought. Maybe I've heard about it before, but I'm not sure. I don't really know why it would work, maybe because the last one is always something that we rather don't take?

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PostPosted: Sat 12 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Makes sense. yes Hmm, could try that. tounge2

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