Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by harrykjell, Jan 6, 2012.
who else here has done it?
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Will power...! I quit 35 years ago.....not a single one since....but when I'm with smoking clients who don't know me....and they offer me one...I'm still tempted.....
Good luck man! I know it may seem superstitious or some people may call it fake or whatever, but try some hypnosis apps in the Apple App store. I've tried some ones (not for smoking) but they've had some good effects in the past.
Nonetheless, good luck and I hope you succeed
I hope I can do it. I haven't had a cig since 9:30 PM last night. Central Time. -6:00
It's been 16.5 hours. NO cigs.
The best advice you could get is to resist for a week.The first week will be the hardest,because you'll be verry annoyed by anything,verry distracted and most of the time you'll think how good a cigar would be.After a week and something,you'll start forgeting about it,but will still be tempting.Keep the resistance,because after a month,unless someone offers you a cigar,you won't even think at them,and you'll get a lot in weight...I tought u should be warned
In the meanwhile,you'll think this is some of the hardest parts of your life,and after two months,you'll rag at people saying how easy it was for you
Buy a blu e-cig. *urge to give my affiliate link*
I am currently using it to quit and I must say the vanilla is fucking amazing. Also try the menthol if you are a menthol smoker.
I swear electronic cigarettes are still bad for you. Replace it with some herb
Don't buy packs. Smoke everything or anything you have left and make your attempt once you have nothing to tempt you left. The longer you go the easier it can become. IMO there is no need to ever "quit" anything, moderation is the key! Good Luck!
lol this truly is one of the best ways to quit cigs. my habit was hard to break so i started dipping to kill my urge to smoke. trouble is, then you can't stop dipping.
but good old mary jane does rescue you from the nicotine urges, and shoot its fun as hell. this only works if you don't have to worry about drug tests though
and DO NOT touch pep spice though that stuff is bad news
You don't have to quit! Buy a electric cigarette and get the best of both worlds!
Like NIKE, JUST DO IT!
I quit 8 years ago, cold turkey. Just decided I Wanted to.
It's all will power, nothing more, and not EASY.
No amount of Patches, Gum, Pills, ECIGS(lol) will help. Your only trading one bad habit for ANOTHER.
So,when you have a NIC FIT, tell yourself over and over you dont NEED it... that's what I did.
And as stated above, the First week or two is the hardest. You get past that, the rest is cake
Hope that helps,and good luck, YOU DONT NEED THEM!
I agree with Nexus. A big part of the addiction is what Sigmund Freud called an "Oral Fixation." The need to chew, smoke, bite, etc. If you find this to have something to do with your addiction, try to address it by replacing it with something else or like hawke said, use your mind, it is the most powerful tool to improve any aspect of your life.
Start slow. Buy an e-cig and get used to not smoking. Then SLOWLY scale down the number of puffs you take until 0. If you try to rush it you'll never fully quit.
Best wishes on your mission to quit!
I stopped smoking like 4 years ago. I'm totally glad I did it, but I found it really hard at the beginning. I woke up in the morning and was already in the badest mood one can imagine. I felt like I wanted to punch everyone's face on sight
It's gotten better after a few days, but the first few days were horrible.
But like I said, I'm really happy that I never smoked again. I'm sure you will manage to quit too.
I quit in February - so almost a year ago, after smoking nearly 2 packs a day since I was 15 years old (I'm 33). Cold turkey - no crutches, no bullshit. You can do it.
Dude.. you can say you've quit smoking only after 12-14 months.. but even then you can be really sure about it. Usually, after a few days you'll feel irritated and such. First months are the worst, especially the first month. There are 3 times when you will literally feel the urge to smoke. That comes after 1 month, the second one comes after 3 or 6 months depends.. and the last one may differ per occasion. Anyway, good luck with that. Best thing to quit on smoking is to NOT think about ciggs at all
May the force be with you Or something similar...
I am nearly 24 now, started smoking somewhere around age 13/14 and smoked for approx. 8 years. When my health was getting worse I decided to stop smoking and here is how i did it:
At that time is was getting drunk with my friends very often and nearly all of them were smokers. One day I decided to stop smoking and just did it. It was really hard, not because my body was crying for it, but because of my daily routine: go to university - have a smoke; wait for a bus - have a smoke; meet with friends - have a smoke; drink a beer - have a smoke; being bored - have a smoke.
and so on. The only thing I focused on was the strength of my mind. I always told myself "smoking is a weakness and I don't accept weakness in my life". I went to Krav Maga practise 3 times a week, did push-ups every day, started running a few kilometers every day.
I did not try to find a substitute like chocolate, but instead started eating healthy food. Drinking juice without sugar... make a diet.
AND THE BEST THING: I bought tobacco and papers and put that right next to my bed, so I wouldn't even have to get up for having a smoke. I gave myself a challenge never to touch these things...
well I haven't had a smoke for over 2 years now, i am able to run 12 or more kilometers without feeling like my lungs explode, i do 300 push-ups every day, when i beat punching at Krav Maga practise a lot of people are scared.
I feel better, I smell better, I have more money to spend on cool things (gasoline so I can visit my girlfriend; beer; IM etc.), I'm a lot healthier, my skin looks better and so on.
Don't do all these pu**y methods with slowly getting off smoking... do the cold turkey thing and be a man. Stand strong against the most feared enemy you will ever meet - yourself.
So now you know my story. Repeat it and be happier the rest of your life.
I quit for 9 years. Then I lost my wife and kids in a car accident and the addiction was like an old friend just waiting to take me back.
Every day for those nine years that I quit, the first thing I thought about when I woke up in the morning was having a cigarette. the addiction technically never goes away but it does get easier the longer you stay off them.
I am in the process of of weaning myself down now and hope to stop again by the end of feb.
Good luck to you. It probably the healtheiest decision a smoker can make.
Oh, one other thing. When I started again my heart rate jumped up to where my resting heart rate is now 115 to 120 (persistent tachycardia) which is up from around 75 before I started again. So when you stop, make sure you stop for good.
I quit in July 2011. Every time I was inhaling, I gagged...so it wasn't that hard. I threw them away and never wanted one since. Try Chantix. It really does work after about a month. I know many people who took it and quit. I didn't, I just quit on my own. Good luck!
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