Quitting Smoking.
Old 07-13-2009, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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'been there B.

To be successful, you must want it bad enough.

Also changing your routine helps too. I almost never drink coffee now compared to 1 every morning when i used to smoke.

The fact that you can't smoke in restaurants/bars/clubs etc has made quitting SOOOOO much easier too.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Drink lots of water and flush the nicotine out of your system.

Also go buy yourself something nice with the money you save.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cold Turkey doesn't work for people who have the gene that makes nicotine that much more addictive than for others without the gene. Try the patch or whatever medical options are out there.

Big Tobacco killed my mother. Believe me it wasn't about will power. I saw her try. I saw her suffer with diminished health before getting cancer, and she knew it was killing her all along. She didn't have the options that there are today, and she didn't think about it until she was getting older. So putting it off isn't an option. Take the chance to get a piece of your youth back while you still can, but don't try to do it alone if the addiction is too strong.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was stupid in High school and tried it and got addicted but the one thing I started to do was get interested in a certain thing like Basketball, first I started to play, then think about basketball more,and then follow the Raptors until I forgot all about smoking. Then I also saved up the cash for new shoes which is a constant reminder to me for all the money I saved up instead of wasting it on smoking.

But seriously they should just ban the whole smoking altogether, if not then just ban it in the media for a start.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Drink lots of water and flush the nicotine out of your system.

Also go buy yourself something nice with the money you save.
I'd probably buy myself a carton of smokes.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i've smoked probably 7 or 8 cigarettes and they we're all in 2 weeks. it didn't effect me at all. i didn't get addicted to it all. plus, i always keep in my mind watching both my grandpa and grandma die from cancer because of smoking.

i'm glad my dad told my mom that he wouldn't marry her unless she stopped smoking or else i would watch my mother battle cancer and i could have been at risk for second hand.

it's a terrible habit and also plays a major factor in the cleanliness of the environment people littering their butts and those chemicals going into the ari and inside you.yuk

i also keep in mind the video they shopw you in grade 9 health class. the nastiest thing ever. it beats out the miracle of life.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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^there gross.


I love my whores breakfast of Coffee and Smoke.

Should quit, it'll probably kill me, but I need to do something to keep my figure.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Cold Turkey doesn't work for people who have the gene that makes nicotine that much more addictive than for others without the gene. Try the patch or whatever medical options are out there.

Big Tobacco killed my mother. Believe me it wasn't about will power. I saw her try. I saw her suffer with diminished health before getting cancer, and she knew it was killing her all along. She didn't have the options that there are today, and she didn't think about it until she was getting older. So putting it off isn't an option. Take the chance to get a piece of your youth back while you still can, but don't try to do it alone if the addiction is too strong.

that's awful. sorry to hear LX.
I quit cold turkey myself, but yeah, i can totally believe different people have a more difficult time based on their genetic make up. Even still, quiting cigarettes was one of the most challenging things i've ever done.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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24hrs down.


I may kill somebody today.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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that's it?

Good luck on days 3 to 7. That's when it will hit you the most.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i quit 11 years ago after smoking for almost a decade. take this for what it's worth, it's just my experience:

if you are certain that you don't want to smoke anymore, you won't. it's entirely about committment - internally and psychologically. if you aren't absolutely certain, you will smoke again.

gimmicks, strategies, medicines, stop-smoking aids, routine changes - all of those things are band-aids. what really matters is certainty. you have to want it or you are toast. it's so easy to backslide.

first two weeks are brutal, then it gets a lot easier for a while. i promise you that 2-3 months from now it will come back with a vengeance. get through that and you have it beat, as much as is possible.

i'd wish you good luck b, but it's not about that. luck is irrelevant in the face of certainty. channel your inner rorschach. never despair. never surrender. i leave the human cockroaches to discuss theri heroin and child pornography. i have business elsewhere with a better class of person.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i quit 11 years ago after smoking for almost a decade. take this for what it's worth, it's just my experience:

if you are certain that you don't want to smoke anymore, you won't. it's entirely about committment - internally and psychologically. if you aren't absolutely certain, you will smoke again.

gimmicks, strategies, medicines, stop-smoking aids, routine changes - all of those things are band-aids. what really matters is certainty. you have to want it or you are toast. it's so easy to backslide.

first two weeks are brutal, then it gets a lot easier for a while. i promise you that 2-3 months from now it will come back with a vengeance. get through that and you have it beat, as much as is possible.

i'd wish you good luck b, but it's not about that. luck is irrelevant in the face of certainty. channel your inner rorschach. never despair. never surrender. i leave the human cockroaches to discuss theri heroin and child pornography. i have business elsewhere with a better class of person.
Shit son......quoting Watchmen for me....nice it worked. I just did the math its accually around 38hrs.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I quit for good two years ago cold turkey.

Everything 'trane says is true. If you want to quit badly enough, you will.

You've got to dig down deep and really grind it out, but once you get passed the first little bit it's smooth sailing.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Good job man.

Sharing it here helps, it gives you a reason to stay on it. "sharing goal".

Also, as LX and others said, sometimes you might really need the patch, try that...just do it once and get it over with.

also, if your friends can respect your decision, and smoke around you and shit, you should really think twice about them. I know when one of my friends was trying to quit, nobody even talked about smoking...its not only respect, but everyone should want you to succeed.

good luck dude.
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How much did you smoke?

There's lots of options now. I know a few people who used the "fake smoke" thing... it's like an inhaler in the shape of a cigarette. Then you cut down til you don't smoke at all. Some hardcore smokers say it works.

For me, I just got too broke to buy any and had to suffer through some cravings since I hadno choice. That works too.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:50 AM   #19 (permalink)
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For me, I just got too broke to buy any and had to suffer through some cravings since I hadno choice. That works too.
And then as soon as you got some dough, you went and bought a pack.
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How much did you smoke?

There's lots of options now. I know a few people who used the "fake smoke" thing... it's like an inhaler in the shape of a cigarette. Then you cut down til you don't smoke at all. Some hardcore smokers say it works.

For me, I just got too broke to buy any and had to suffer through some cravings since I hadno choice. That works too.


yayyyyyyy!! sorry I had to "bitch" at you about it eh? but ya...I've forced a good chunk of people around me to quit. You aren't on that list, but I'm sure SJ played a decent role
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