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Any who has quit smoking successfully? How to deal with the urge?

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  1. blackhatninza

    blackhatninza Registered Member

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    Being a smoker for almost 6 years and finally got rid off from that cancer causing stick, but sometimes the craving is so untolerable and it makes me wanna go back. I just wanna know, is there anyone who has done this without a problem. If yes then how?
     
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    Try nicotine replacement chewing gums and drink lots of water whenever you crave for it.
     
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  3. Kaistar

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    I quit 7 years ago after smoking for 30 years.
    Used nothing, just kept on finding other things to do. It was hard for about 5 days but then started to get easier and easier.

    Best thing I have ever done.

    By the way, I like the smell of cigs still, my other half smokes and it doesn't bother me at all. I know I managed to do something good and I have no cravings at all, nothing is tugging at me to try it again.

    Keep at it, it's worth it ;-)
     
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  4. Morphiuse

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    How long have you been quit for?
     
  5. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I quit about 2 years ago.
    Best thing I ever did.
    Even now I sometimes want one.

    but as long as you understand it's an addiction- a trick, a trap and that if you smoke one, your body will be tricked into thinking it wants to keep smoking, then you will never take another puff.
     
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  6. blackhatninza

    blackhatninza Registered Member

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    I was away from it for 2 months, but day before yesterday my friend insisted and to make him happy i smoked a puff, today since evening i am having an extreme urge to smoke.
     
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    Apparently it's harder to quit smoking than to quit heroin.


    Good luck dude.
     
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  8. jsmith250

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    Yes I quiet 6 months ago.
    How I do ? Running for 10 km every day, you can chose to running in a park, street, beach... after you running 10km even you want to smoke you can't because of your lungs.
    How I feel ? More better... Falling asleep at night more quickly, I wake up every morning before my clock start the alarm, more enegery, skin around the eyes is more brighter.

    Don't forget... 10km! I hope this can help you.
     
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    I quit smoking in July '09 and haven't smoked since (except a cigar a few months ago, which I didn't inhale)

    I think exercising really helped me. As soon as I quit smoking I started running farther and farther, lifting tons of weights, etc. I was so proud of my progress that I couldn't bear the thought of messing it up by smoking again. Looking good, feeling good, and being healthy is much more rewarding than smoking.

    They say it takes 3 days to flush all the nicotine out of your system. I'm guessing that drinking tons of water accelerates this process. After that, it's just mental.

    Never give up! It's just like doing IM: even if you slip up a few times, you haven't really failed unless you've given up hope. Never give up, and you'll succeed eventually.
     
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    blackhatninza Registered Member

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    How you managed with these craving after you left smoking, what you use to eat,drink when you feel an urge? How did you make your mind when you were out with your friends who smokes.
     
  11. jsmith250

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    Yes is true nicotine is gone in 3 days, but the other toxins like "tar" will be in your body for a long time, it may take 1 year to eliminate... depends how time you smoke.
     
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    I had insomnia for a long time, 2 years of trouble sleeping... cause? Smoking... head pains, hard falling asleep at night, weak up morning tired because I sleep 4 h, believe me after 2 years of these things and after you decide to quit smoking and then all the pain dissapear and you sleep 8h(normal) per night and weak up alone without a clock alarm you will never want to smoke again. Smoking cause me a bad blood circulation => head pains => insomnia . After I quiet all these things are gone. How did you make your mind when you were out with your friends who smokes?! I don't care, every time I see someone smoking and my mind go to smoke you know "Ohhh just one!" I remember how I feel when I was a smoker....

    Other thing I never understand how stupid we are, We know the smoking is not good and we smoke! How stupid we are? Think about that....
     
  13. Sgt Kraut

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    I quit smoking for about a year now. I stopped from one day on the other. The effects for me were amazing, after one month I felt like I could finally breath and especially smell again. The urge to smoke has disappeared and changed to disgust. I can't stand when people smoke next to me. What stayed is the urge to do something with my fingers like spinning around a pen etc.
     
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    It really helps to start up a new hobby or do something you really love. Be aware of what the triggers for your urges are (ie. After a meal or when your stressed). Come up with a better way of coping for the meanwhile. The worst part is the first few weeks and I know it is really a nightmare.

    When I quit - tea was my savior. Whenever I wanted to smoke I made myself some tea and that gave me something to do until the craving subsided. It also really helped me sleep because that also sucks. I stopped drinking coffee for a while because that was something that really made me want to smoke.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!
     
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    Stopped smoking 2 years ago. I felt a pain on my chest so I thought smoking finally got me.
    I have 2 kids under 5 years old so I abruptly stop smoking. Its much easier to quit smoking for the people you cared about than for yourself.

    Anyways, turns out that the chest pain is not even a smoke related problem but I think that was a wakeup call. Best thing I have ever done.
     
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    Ask me ! Its easy to quit smoking i have done it hundreds of times
     
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    Substitute it with e-cigarettes, hard candies, bananas, and chocolates. Helps stop the need of smoking.
     
  18. Alpha.

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    I quit smoking over ten years ago and never looked back. I've since never even taken a drag from a friends cigarette! And to tell you the truth? I wouldn't want to... I can't stand the smell anymore... While you're smoking you don't notice how everything REEKS of smoke!!!

    How I did it? I just stopped... on new years eve I smoked my last pack and went cold turkey. Self discipline is the key! You feel like a smoke? Drink a glass of water... Standing in a Bar/Club and everyone is smoking? Go buy a red Bull and drink that. Get your mind off it and everything is fine.
     
  19. edgarcuevos

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    Strategy one: Quit cold turkey. Like just man up and not smoke the next day. To forget the urges go out somewhere with friends or just keep yourself busy. (Remember its 'busy' not 'stressed'). Engage in something everyday for couple of days so your brain rewires itself to forget the need to smoke. I think music can also help. If you get the urge to smoke, blast some rage music in your room. Any high energy music you like. If you are into electro listen to uplifting genre.

    Strategy Two: Some people will call me stupid for this. Smoke like really really crazy for a week. So much so that you start getting nauseous by just thinking of smoke in your lungs. This has happened to me many times. Many times because my aim was not to quit cigarettes lol.
    Here's what used to happen: There was a phase in my undergrad college life when I partied literally everyday. I would get hammered heavily and smoke like 20 cigarettes in a span of 3-4 hours. Next day, I felt shit. Like really really shit. Even the smell of tobacco smoke would make me want to puke. Following this episode, I would go clean for many weeks. I am not sure if this would work for everyone.

    Strategy 3: The regular stuff that floats around the quit smoking world. Nicotine patches, e cigs etc etc.

    Good luck.
     
  20. Jesusp19

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    i quited and what got me to not think about it was the computer lol kinda got addicted to the computer that way xD