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post #1 of 11
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okayyy so....im trying to stop smoking and i have been smoke free for 2 days now...i am losing my mind i want a cigarette so so bad. I do not know what im going to do the urge is so strong and every time i want a smoke i chew a piece of gum...its okay because it gives me something to do but has anyone been through this..? any advice? vibes?
post #2 of 11
I will send you so many many vibes, its a strong thing you are doing but get over those urges and soon you will be on your way. Good Luck and dont give up!!!
post #3 of 11
I heard it's just SO hard to quit My Dad used Chantix to quit, and he's 73 and had been smoking since he was 12, he was diagnosed with lung cancer 1 1/2 years ago and it scared him, I never thought he would quit.

Many stay strong vibes for you, it's the best thing you can do for yourself Best of luck to you
post #4 of 11
Stay strong, I got chop stick when I quit I know it sounds crazy but it was something between my fingers that helped after each time I ate I got them out and played with them...mom also got me these really neat puffers which have a puff of mint each time you need something to puff on which seemed to help...they were nicotine free and awesome! Good Luck! It took me a total of 3 months and I didnt quit cold turkey people that quit cold turkey are more likely to go back to it then those that use a step down process!
post #5 of 11
Oh, I admire you so much. I smoke, and I really haven't tried to quit, but I have tried to cut down, and even that takes a lot of will power. I have found if I keep my hands busy I don't have time to think about it. My bad time is when I'm on the computer or watching TV. Good luck and good heading your way!
post #6 of 11
A friend of mine quit by talking to a doctor, they got a pill and it really worked well for them. They still had cravings, but those were bearable. Search online, there are lots of resources for those who want to quit. Also they used toothpicks and candies.
post #7 of 11
You have to keep busy so you don't think about it
post #8 of 11
I used commit lozenges, and they really did help. I've been smoke-free for over two years now. Don't give in! You're stronger than your cravings.
post #9 of 11
Good luck with the quitting process!

I smoked for 4 years and quit cold turkey in 2005. I did have 2 cigarettes since then, one in 2006, and one in 2008. I quit mainly for the hubby. I needed gas money to see him when we lived 200 miles apart, as well as the fact he didn't like it.

Put the money you'd spend on cigarettes in a jar or something, and maybe it'll help some more to see those few dollars add up
post #10 of 11
DON'T GIVE UP!! A little food for thought here....just think like I did....if you don't quit now, you might as well accept the fact that you may/will end up dying from lung/throat/etc. cancer. You also age quicker and take valuable time off your life that you could end up needing for your children and their children.

I quit on may 23, 2006!! I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE that I did it!! I was a smoker smoker too. I started when I was 15 and stopped at 31. Yeah, I smoked for more than half my lifetime which at the time was a scary thought, lol. The way I went about it was I slowly weened myself away from it. It also helps to have a hatred to smoking. I had tried soooo many times before but when I look back, I either wasn't really prepared and/or really didn't want to quit. If you want to quit because of other people, don't even bother trying. You MUST want to do this on your own because YOU and only YOU want to do this! I started weening myself off 1 year prior to actually quitting. I was smoking a pack a day and every other week I would smoke 1 less cigarette a day. The last week prior to quitting, I was smoking between 5 to 7 cigs a day. I just learned to space out the urges for a smoke. On May 22, I smoked only 2 cigs that morning and had told my co-workers that if I asked them for a cig, for them NOT to give me one. Well, God must of helped me because I became a nut case asking around for a cig and NOBODY had one. Thank God!! The first week was bad as in my brain telling me and thinking non-stop, cig, cig, cig, cig......! But you know what.....it wasn't as bad as I thought or people make it out to be. Once I got past the 4th day for me, it was smooth sailing. I am smoke free now for more than 2 years and I STILL can't believe that I quit!!! I mean it was such a HUGE part of my life that I honestly didn't think that I could quit but I did. Its the greatest feeling to know that I broke these horrible chains of smoke!

Good luck Oci-lot and don't give up. Find your own game plan and follow through!

PS: I used to smoke 2 packs a day from ages 21 to 27. Yeah, thats 6 years.....man, what a horrible thing to even think about.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
DON'T GIVE UP!! A little food for thought here....just think like I did....if you don't quit now, you might as well accept the fact that you may/will end up dying from lung/throat/etc. cancer. You also age quicker and take valuable time off your life that you could end up needing for your children and their children.

I quit on may 23, 2006!! I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE that I did it!! I was a smoker smoker too. I started when I was 15 and stopped at 31. Yeah, I smoked for more than half my lifetime which at the time was a scary thought, lol. The way I went about it was I slowly weened myself away from it. It also helps to have a hatred to smoking. I had tried soooo many times before but when I look back, I either wasn't really prepared and/or really didn't want to quit. If you want to quit because of other people, don't even bother trying. You MUST want to do this on your own because YOU and only YOU want to do this! I started weening myself off 1 year prior to actually quitting. I was smoking a pack a day and every other week I would smoke 1 less cigarette a day. The last week prior to quitting, I was smoking between 5 to 7 cigs a day. I just learned to space out the urges for a smoke. On May 22, I smoked only 2 cigs that morning and had told my co-workers that if I asked them for a cig, for them NOT to give me one. Well, God must of helped me because I became a nut case asking around for a cig and NOBODY had one. Thank God!! The first week was bad as in my brain telling me and thinking non-stop, cig, cig, cig, cig......! But you know what.....it wasn't as bad as I thought or people make it out to be. Once I got past the 4th day for me, it was smooth sailing. I am smoke free now for more than 2 years and I STILL can't believe that I quit!!! I mean it was such a HUGE part of my life that I honestly didn't think that I could quit but I did. Its the greatest feeling to know that I broke these horrible chains of smoke!

Good luck Oci-lot and don't give up. Find your own game plan and follow through!

PS: I used to smoke 2 packs a day from ages 21 to 27. Yeah, thats 6 years.....man, what a horrible thing to even think about.
that was a cool story ive been smoking since i was 17 and am now 20 so thats 3 years..but its hard..last night i t was tough for me to go to sleep without a smoke but i managed after a while..ill pull through somehow..thanks for the support everyone..
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