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Who else thinks they should quit smoking today?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 2011nfl, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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  2. godmonkee

    godmonkee Regular Member

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  3. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Tough habit to kick but thank goodness I beat it years back!
     
  4. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I quit last year (to be honest, purely because my girlfriend was nagging me so much I just wanted to shut her up!), so glad that I did.

    But yea it's a hard habit to kick.
     
  5. 2011nfl

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    I keep saying im gonna quit, and I really want to, but I never follow through. I need to go ahead and do it.
     
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    Me too wanna quite from last 5 years , even to shut my GF sayings :)

    But still smooking :)
     
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    Do it.

    Wait until you have a couple days that you don't need to do anything, and tell everyone around you that you are going to quit.

    Then just tell yourself "I'm not going to smoke a cigarette today". Just make yourself keep to that goal, and make that your goal everyday you wake up. And if you are getting really bad cravings, go for a run, or something active so that you can take your mind off smoking.

    But just start with the promise to yourself that you won't smoke today, and take it one step at a time.
     
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    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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  9. PreacherJesse

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    not if it's weed. :greddy2:
     
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  10. SuperDuran

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    In a couple weeks it'll be exactly two years since I quit. I used patches. It was hell to tell you the truth. At the time when i was smoking a pack a day, I thought to myself its impossible to quit.

    Nothing's impossible unless you out your mind to it!

    If any of you need help quitting or just someone to motivate you. PM me. I'm here to help.

    No more coughing up phlegm when waking up everyday. Also girls like a guys who smell so fresh and so clean clean!
     
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    I smoked my last cigaretted in Lisbon, Portugal over 3 years ago - it was my last port visit in the Navy and that was the time I had picked well in advance.

    I can't predict whether I will be hit by a truck next week, but I can certainly significantly reduce the odds of me getting lung or throat cancer, emphysema, bronchitis or many other ugly (and painful) ways to live and die. I wanted to increase the odds of being around to see my young step-sons graduate college some day. To see them with children of their own.

    Quitting is a very personal decision. I have found very few that quit because someone else wanted to - they generally quit when they REALLY want to. You don't quit for a lifetime - you quit for the next 10 minutes - and then the 10 minutes after that. I no longer want a cigrarette but when I pass one it's still tempting - for about 10 seconds... and then it's not.

    For anyone that wants to quit - pick a day and decide that will be it. As others have said, tell EVERYONE. Some will encourage you... some will say you won't be able to do it. Both groups will help you if you're strong willed and want to prove that you can. Good luck and God Bless! You CAN do it!

    http://www.ehow.com/about_5418058_longterm-effects-quitting-smoking.html
     
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    Been taking Zyban for almost a month and today is officially my last day of smoking. I feel I can do it fingers crossed.
     
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  13. marusia

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    I used to smoke cigarettes. I quit over a year ago. I still puff on a decent cigar or pipe every now and then, but it's not because I need it, as I don't even inhale those. I have always had the opposite of whatever an addictive personality is. If I am not happy with a habit, I will drop it cold turkey. That was the case with cigarettes. I was tired of the smell, I was tired of the taste, I was tired of the potential health concerns.

    If you cannot do it without a cessation aid, I would recommend chantix. I have had friends take it and it will make it to where you no longer have the ability to get the "benefits" of nicotine. It works it's way up and most people will not be able to justify smoking after a few weeks, as that is generally the time you start to notice you aren't getting anything out of it. Normally I do not believe in taking medicines that you absolutely do not need, but if your willpower simply isn't strong enough, then I would think the ends justifies the means in this case. Just my opinion.
     
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  14. 2011nfl

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    I have a plan. I have 2 habits that I need to kick, (somoking and dr. pepper). And I have a problem that seems to come with age (belly growing faster than the body). So the plan I came up with goes as follows.

    I'm gonna replace smokes with push ups (discipline), everytime I think about smoking to the point of almost doing it, i'm gonna do 25 pushups.

    I'm gonna replace Dr. Pepper with Creatine (Whey Protein).

    This way, between the push ups and creatine, I will stop smoking, stop drinking dr. pepper, burn my fat and turn it back to muscle, thus making me a much healthier person in at least 3 ways.
     
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    Well there's a difference between Creatine and Whey Protein. If you think that you'll gain muscle mass just because of few pushups per day, then you're up for some disappointment. Especially for older men it's much harder, with age the testosterone levels drop year by year, thus gaining muscle mass becomes harder and harder. Add some gym time in there(45 mins - 1 hr) 3-4x per week and you should be golden. :)
     
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    Well its not really about adding muscle, its just that when you get rid of the fat, it has to go somewhere. I'm not a big person, I just look dude pregnant lol. I already walk 4 miles a day, so the cardio part is taken care of, and the push ups are really just meant as a self discipline technique.
     
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    This. Hahaha. But thats an informative share. :D
     
  18. hatemachine

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    Not sure what you mean with the fat part, if you get rid of it; then it's gone. It doesn't automatically convert to muscle(if you've meant that) otherwise the US would be full with 300 lbs muscle monsters. But it's good to see people trying to improve every aspect of their life, money isn't everything. A clean body and mind should be the goal of everyone. Good luck.
     
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    every evening i think not to smoke again. and next morning lit a cigarette, despite being aware of the consequences... its really hard to quit... How I wish I could quit it??
     
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    Better stick to trees ;)